Another RECORD!!  Over 26 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: 26 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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  • 26 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

May 23, 2016


The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is honored to recently have accepted a check for $2,500 from The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors in celebration of RealTracs Solutions 20th Anniversary. This gift to benefit the Imagination Library programs in the following 8 counties: Bedford, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Moore, and Rutherford. Read more about this gift and the check presentation.

March 15, 2016

Governor and First Lady Haslam ACCEPT $1 million BlueCross BlueShield Grant for Tennessee’s Imagination Library

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

Read to be Ready

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...