Birth–5

Locate a Book Bus: Program Map

Locate a Book Bus: Program Map

Our Book Bus program now includes eight buses in East Tennessee school districts. Below is a list of the eight school districts, a map of all programs and point of contact information. Current Book Buses Bledsoe County Schools Campbell 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...

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...

Parents Play Important Role in Growing a Reader

Parents Play Important Role in Growing a Reader

Mother's Day is this month and Father's Day is just around the corner. As we celebrate the parents and caretakers in our lives, we want to take a moment to also talk about the important role they play in helping our little ones develop early literacy skills. Reading...

February is #LibraryLoversMonth

February is #LibraryLoversMonth

The month of February is National Library Month. For preschool children, libraries provide storytimes, access to hands-on activities, exposure to lots of books, resources and more! We love libraries and wanted to take this opportunity to share that love this month. Be...