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ORAU and Imagination Library Bring Books to Life

April 27, 2010

CLINTON, Tenn.—Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Penguin Players this week portrayed the popular book Llama Llama Red Pajama to a packed gymnasium of children at South Clinton Elementary School.

Since 2001, Oak Ridge Associated Universities has sponsored Anderson County’s Imagination Library program, sending out more than 98,000 free books to every registered child in the county, from birth to age five.

To promote the popular program, ORAU assisted in facilitating similar performances for the drama group’s 10 stops at Anderson County schools this week as the players went on the road.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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