Jill Johnson, jpistudios.com
Librarians in Reading selected the titles, dividing them among the city's four libraries and marking each book with a white star on its spine and a special sticker indicating it's a Taylor-donated book. Hundreds more copies are being given away as prizes.
The total stack of books given by the country superstar total around $68,000. Much like Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program, which provides children under the age of five with a monthly new book, Taylor's donation is part of a larger initiative to encourage childhood literacy. A library official says they hope the Grammy winner's incredible popularity with kids will encourage them to read.