Another RECORD!!  Over 23.8 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: 23.8 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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  • 20 million books and counting: Check out our videos celebrating 10 years and 20 million books

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Booksmart: The GBBF Blog

July 10, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to 51 TN COUNTIES CELEBRATING 10 YEARS of the IMAGINATION LIBRARY

Congratulations!!  51 of Tennessee's 95 counties have been providing the children of their county with Imagination Library books for 10 years! 

Join your local volunteer group in celebrating this milestone during 2015!   And join the excitement of preparing Tennessee's next generation for a successful educational and life journey by laying a foundation for reading and learning through books.  READ on to see which counties are celebrating an anniversary this year and how to locate the dedicated volunteers in your county that work hard every day to insure that your children receive these books.

July 10, 2015

TOP 10 TAKE-AWAYS FROM OUR RECENT META-ANALYSIS: AN IMPACT STUDY

Tennessee's Imagination Library Matters. These words have deep meaning to us all here at the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation and in each of TN's 95 counties.  And we are honored and excited to share why our 10 year initiative is worth celebrating across Tennessee!

Our meta-analysis impact study, An Impact Analysis: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee, 2004 – 2014, clearly shows that Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (DPIL) matters in the lives of Tennessee's youngest citizens.   Together we are preparing a foundation for reading and learning through books for Tennessee's children.

February 13, 2015

BuzzWord - Humming Right Along in McMinn County

BuzzWord - Come Sit for a Spell & watch Adults being tested in our Spelling Bee!
What could be more appropriate for raising money for Imagination Library than a fun community Spelling Bee? This Eastern Tennessee community has pulled together a hilarious send-up for a great cause - childhood literacy.