Reading 9 to 5 with the Chattanooga Public Library

The Chattanooga Public Library will host a special Dolly Parton-themed reading day at its branches in honor of the singer’s birthday, and we know what you’re thinking — what a way to make a reading contest fun.

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Good golly, Miss Dolly, the Chattanooga Public Library is up to something fun.

The Chattanooga Public Library will celebrate Tennessee royalty Dolly Parton’s birthday with a special Reading 9 to 5 contest on Friday, Jan. 19. It’s time to pour yourself a cup of ambition because we’re breaking down some of the fun.

To highlight folks’ love for reading and Parton’s work through the Imagination Library, this takeover will have events at all area branches from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Think: Scavenger hunts, readings, a Dolly matinee movie screening, and Dolly-themed trivia.

For the main event, enter the all-ages 9 to 5 Reading Contest by heading to any library location + picking up a special bookmark to track your reading for the day. Once complete, return the bookmark for a chance to win prizes.

Bonus: Signal Centers will be offering a limited supply of free books from the Imaginary Library at all locations.

Don’t dilly, Dolly — grab your best blonde wig and check out the full lineup.

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