March 15, 2016
Tennessee Governor. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Theresa Carl, president of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), today at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital to receive a $1 million, four-year grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation in support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee that has now sent over 25 million books to children. The grant will build growth capacity and broaden the reach of Tennessee’s Imagination Library program, ensuring its access to all Tennessee preschool-aged children and their families with the ultimate goal of improving Tennessee’s childhood literacy rates.
March 7, 2016
The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation was honored to be a part of the Read to be Ready launch event in February. Read to be Ready is a statewide initiative focused on the critical importance of reading with a goal to move 3rd-grade reading proficiency in Tennessee to 75 percent by 2025. Read more...
February 18, 2016
“Last Stop on Market Street,” one of the many great titles in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library lineup for 2016, wins this year’s Newbery Medal, the highest honor in children’s literature.
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