Another RECORD!!  Over 25.5 MILLION Books delivered to Tennessee children!

  • Reading Imagination Library books with your children improves their vocabulary and instills a love of reading

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  • New Record: 25.5 million books delivered!

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  • Learn what it takes to get Imagination Library books to Tennessee's children.

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  • Are you moving? Remember to change your address so your books can follow you!

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  • Learn about how we collaborate with our Outreach Partners.

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  • Teens: Find Out How to Get Involved in Your Local Imagination Library!

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  • 24.55 million books and counting: Check out our videos celebrating 10 years and 20 million books

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  • Donate Today! $60 provides a book a month to one child for 5 years.

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Booksmart: The GBBF Blog

February 3, 2016

Bedford County Imagination Library Celebrates 10 Years

On January 29, an event celebrated the Bedford County Imagination Library 10 year anniversary, recognized the many steadfast volunteers over the years and sought to raise awareness in the greater community. The event also raised money to attract additional volunteers and get more books to children in the county. The Shelbyville Times Gazette ran a great story about the event! Read more for excerpts from this article.

December 17, 2015

The Gift of Reading

The season of giving is here; it’s everywhere we look! We are feeling and thinking how grateful we are for the REAL gifts we give and receive. The gift of a book each month for a small child, the joy that both adult and child experience when reading together – these are some of the most significant and impactful ways we can make a lasting impression on the children of Tennessee through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is available to all children birth to age 5 in all 95 Tennessee counties. Thanks to our amazing public-private partnership, we have mailed 24.8 million books! Click here to make a donation now. (Read more...)

November 18, 2015

Tennessee Children's Cabinet Creates Governor's Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations

The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, co-chaired by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam, announced it is accepting nominations for the first Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations. These awards have been created to recognize collaborative and innovative projects that are helping Tennessee students enter the classroom prepared to learn. All nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. CST on January 15, 2016.