Families

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...

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 SchoolsBristol City SchoolsCampbell County SchoolsCannon County...

K-3 Summer Pilot Book List: Suggestions & Activities

K-3 Summer Pilot Book List: Suggestions & Activities

As part of our K-3 Summer Reading pilot, we provide rising first through third graders in participating school districts with books and resources delivered to their mailbox over the summer. This program was launched in 2020, piloting a Summer Collection from Dolly...

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...

Giving the Gift of Generational Literacy

Giving the Gift of Generational Literacy

Sharon Scruton, a professor of children’s literature at Bethel University in Mckenzie, Tennessee, describes how her family has developed a multi-generational love for reading through the gifting of books. First as a mother of three children and now as a “grandma” to...

Fall Fun Activities for Healthy Brain Development

Fall Fun Activities for Healthy Brain Development

It is finally FALL IN TENNESSEE! The fall season is a time for football, bonfires, admiring the changing colors of the leaves, and visiting local pumpkin patches and fall festivals with friends and family. Fall means finding any excuse to be outside in the crisp...

Let’s Celebrate Postal Worker Appreciation Day on July 1st!

Let’s Celebrate Postal Worker Appreciation Day on July 1st!

July 1 is National Postal Worker Day. This is a day to appreciate and thank the numerous men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all of our mail, including Imagination Library books.  Let's all show our appreciation to the awesome postal workers...