Join us for Giving Tuesday!

November 25, 2013

We are excited to join the #GivingTuesday movement that created a national day of giving to kick off the "giving season." We give thanks on Thanksgiving, and holiday shopping often begins on Black Friday and CyberMonday. GivingTuesday reminds us to give back to our communities and encourages us to do so in meaningful ways. So join us on December 3rd for GivingTuesday. Here are 3 simple ways to participate with the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation and the Imagination Library program in Tennessee:

  1. Give the gift of books to a child in your community! A gift of $12 provides for the purchase and delivery of 12 books to a child for a full year; a gift of $60 provides the entire Imagination Library (60 books) to one child over 5 years!
  2. Participate in GivingTuesday's #UNselfie campaign. You know a #selfie is a picture taken of oneself. The #UNselfie is a show of support for #GivingTuesday and the #ImaginationLibrary. Take a pictue of yourself reading with your children (or of your children with IL books) from now through December 4th and post it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtags: #UNselfie #GivingTuesday #TNImagination. Not only will we show our support of GivingTuesday, but we will keep the pics to use for our upcoming 10th Anniversary celebration!
  3. Post this to your Facebook page:#GivingTuesday is December 3. Join me in spreading the joy of reading with children in Tennessee by liking the Governor's Books from Birth Facebook Page ( and making a donation to give the gift of books to a child in your community."
  4. Tweet this: "#GivingTuesday is Dec 3. Join me in celebrating by following @TNImagination, & giving the gift of books (donate): “