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How To Bring A Storybook Trail To Your Community: Grant Application

How To Bring A Storybook Trail To Your Community: Grant Application

Through our Storybook Trail program, we partner with Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, city parks and outdoor areas to create enriching outdoor reading experiences for children and families to connect literacy with a fun, physical activity. Our role is to amplify the...

Visit a Storybook Trail: Program Map

Visit a Storybook Trail: Program Map

Our Storybook Trail program now includes 35 trails in Tennessee, including locations at 19 state parks. Below is a list and map for each location.   Current Trails John Barnes Park Heritage Park Donaldson Park Fred Deadman Park E.G. Fisher Public Library Wetlands...

Storybook Trail Marketing Toolkit

Storybook Trail Marketing Toolkit

In expanding the Storybook Trail program, we do have branding guidelines and marketing requirements to ensure proper recognition of Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and our funding partners and to ensure that trail design is consistent statewide. Our...

Book Bus Grants– Application Available Late Spring 2022

Book Bus Grants– Application Available Late Spring 2022

Through our Book Bus program, we partner with school systems and fellow nonprofits to create mobile libraries that provide children and families with access to high-quality resources. Our role is to amplify the Book Bus program by providing our grantees with financial...

Locate a Book Bus: Program Map

Locate a Book Bus: Program Map

Our Book Bus program now includes eleven active buses with seven more coming soon. Below is a list and a map of active and coming soon programs. Active Book Buses Alcoa City SchoolsBledsoe County SchoolsCampbell County SchoolsCannon County Schools“R.E.A.D.S. Bus”...

Book Bus Marketing Toolkit (Graphics, Accordion)

Book Bus Marketing Toolkit (Graphics, Accordion)

In expanding the Book Bus program, we do have branding guidelines and marketing requirements to ensure proper recognition of Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and our funding partners and to ensure that bus design is consistent statewide. Our Communications...

GELF Annual Reports

GELF Annual Reports

Below are links to Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation’s previous Annual Reports and Year in Review that highlight fiscal year growth. FY2019 Year in Review FY2018 Annual Report FY2017 Annual Report

Why Early Literacy Matters Fact Sheet: Birth-5 Impacts

Why Early Literacy Matters Fact Sheet: Birth-5 Impacts

Below is a link to our Why Early Literacy Matters Fact Sheet. This graphic outlines the impacts of reading, literacy and books in the home on a young child’s early brain development. These statistics have been compiled and summarized from research studies and reports...

Speaker Request Form & Speaker Kit: Bios & Headshots

Speaker Request Form & Speaker Kit: Bios & Headshots

As a thought leader for early literacy in Tennessee, the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) team is available to speak at any local or statewide events to spread the message of early literacy. These events can range from local sponsoring organization meetings...