Calling it a “License for Literacy” an Ohio state senator is asking fellow lawmakers to approve a Dolly Parton Imagination Library license plate.

Senate Democratic Leader Nickie J. Antonio of Lakewood testified for passage of Senate Bill 290, which would create the plate bearing a picture of the music superstar and provide funding for her literacy project.

"Dolly Parton has always been a fierce advocate for children and worked to bring kids in Ohio free books through the Imagination Library program,” said Antonio. “Purchasing this license plate creates an opportunity for Ohioans to demonstrate support for the Imagination Library.”

Ohioans would pay $25 for the special license plate, with the proceeds benefiting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio. The funds will be used to cover operational expenses, such as book distribution.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has provided one free book a month to Ohio kids aged 0-5 since 2019.

 A study conducted by the Cincinnati Children's Hospital found that kids who participated in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library saw a 15.4% increase in Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in just three years from 42.9% to 58.3%, according to Antonio.

As of February, Parton’s Imagination Library had been credited with putting books in the hands of 400,611 children in Ohio.

Senate Bill 290 now awaits further hearings in the Senate Transportation Committee.