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Booksmart: The GBBF Blog

August 23, 2015

Local United Way to oversee the Rutherford County Books from Birth chapter

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has recently announced its partnership with the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation to assume the responsibilities of the local Rutherford County Books from Birth chapter. The United Way will now be charged with increasing enrollment and operating the program activities.

August 16, 2015


We Imagination Library folks know that although young children and students are transitioning back into their scholarly routines from summer, the learning process must continue year-round. We’re all aware that children who do not read over the summer will lose up to three months of reading achievement, a cumulative loss. That’s why it’s so important for young children and preschoolers to receive their books each month and to experience reading with a caring adult.

August 4, 2015


For most across Tennessee, it is just about "back to school time" and the official end of summer is just around the corner. Reading with children over the summer months is an essential activity. If you read with your children this summer, you played an important role in maintaining and expanding their vocabulary, expanded a love of reading and likely prevented your children from the summer slide, a term used to describe the loss of reading achievement during idle periods (e.g. breaks on school).