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Our mission is to strengthen early literacy in Tennessee.

Programs

We act as a thought leader, advisor and catalyst to sustain early literacy programs for children statewide. Our five key programs are Birth–5 Book Delivery through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Storybook Trails, Book Buses, Caregiver Engagement and K–3 Book Delivery.

Birth–5 Book Delivery

K–3 Book Delivery

Caregiver Engagement

Storybook Trail

Book Bus

Birth–5 Book Delivery

Delivering books each month to children from birth to age five, through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to foster a love of reading at an early age 

K–3 Book Delivery

Delivering quality books and literacy resources to combat learning loss and support student learning in the home

Caregiver Engagement

Equipping caregivers to be deeply engaged as a child’s first teacher

Storybook Trail

Collaborating to create outdoor reading experiences where families interact through literacy and physical activity

Book Bus

Establishing mobile libraries to provide children and communities with access to high-quality literacy resources

Resources

We provide children with the resources, guidance and support they need to become lifelong learners.

Families

Volunteers 

Schools

Donors

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