FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Friedman Park Events Center

Introducing the 2023 Royal Court of the annual "For the Love of Books" Celebration

Marvin and Brandi Bruce

King-Candidate: Marvin Bruce

Why are you supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?

As a police officer that serves the community of Warrick County, I am excited to be able to help the children and families in our community by giving them the gift of books. Helping to raise money and get books into the hands of children at an early age, will help prepare our kids for a successful future as they grow and thrive. Reading to my own children throughout their early years was a daily routine that I enjoyed just as much as they did. Building positive relationships with our children at home is very important and there is no better way to do this than sitting down and sharing a book with them.

Queen-Candidate: Brandi Bruce

Why are you supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?


As a mother and a first grade teacher, there is no greater joy for me than to watch a child find the love of reading. Introducing books at an early age is so crucial to understanding emotions, building communication skills, social skills, and literacy skills. Reading sparks the imagination and creativity in younger children and helps them develop a larger vocabulary and more advanced comprehension skills. I am thrilled to be able to put the gift of books into the hands of young children so that the foundation of reading can start at home with their parents.

Donations can be made through PayPal to warrickliteracy@gmail.com

(Please note it's for Marvin and Brandi)

Sean and Amanda Cook

King-Candidate: Sean Cook

Why are you supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?


Introducing reading at a young age helps the child establish an educational foundation that will last a lifetime. Creating a passion for reading early will not only allow them to excel in the classroom but also establish a great hobby.

Queen-Candidate: Amanda Cook

Why are you supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?


As a former elementary teacher, I understand the importance of exposing children age 0-5 years to books. Reading increases vocabulary, comprehension, and language skills. I am eager to raise awareness for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. I’m also excited to give back to the community.

Donations can be made through PayPal to warrickliteracy@gmail.com

(Please note it's for Sean and Amanda)

Jake and Dakota Marks

King-Candidate: Jake Marks

Why are you supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?

My wife said I am.

Queen Candidate: Dakota Marks

Why are you supporting the Dolly Parton Imagination Library?

My step-mom, Charla Haley, was a teacher in Warrick County for many years. When she passed away I knew I wanted to do something to keep her legacy going. She was great at helping kids find books that they liked to read and find their passion for reading just like she had. So, when Jake and I were asked to help bring books to the kids of Warrick County I couldn’t say no.

Donations can be made through PayPal to warrickliteracy@gmail.com

(Please note it’s for Jake and Dakota)