Introducing "Chapter 2" of our K-3 Book Delivery program!
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Programs

Birth–5 Book Delivery

We partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide every Tennessee child from birth to age five with a book each month at no cost to families, delivered right to their mailbox. This program is a gift of up to 60 high-quality, age-appropriate books to build a child’s home library before kindergarten with beloved classics like The Little Engine That Could and the Llama Llama series, selected by a blue ribbon committee of early childhood education experts.

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Resources

K–3 Book Delivery

We provide students, teachers and families with quality resources to support student learning in the classroom and in the home. In partnership with book-gifting organizations, this program mails books and literacy tools to kindergarten through third grade students during the summer and academic school year, at no cost to families or school districts.

Caregiver Engagement

We provide resources for caregivers to help children develop early literacy skills through reading and learning together. This program gives families the tools to turn conversations into learning opportunities by connecting books with experiences. Resources, like reading tips and learning activities, are shared digitally with caregivers and model how everyday interactions at home can be used to boost learning.

Resources

Locate a Trail

Montgomery Bell State Park

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Bledsoe Creek State Park

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park

Centerville RiverPark

Harpeth River State Park

Long Hunter State Park

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

Henry Horton State Park

Edgar Evins State Park

Cove Lake State Park

Norris Dam State Park

Frozen Head State Park

Cumberland Mountain State Park

Tims Ford State Park

South Cumberland State Park

Athens Regional Park

Hiwassee Ocoee State Park

David Crockett Birthplace State Park

Storybook Trail

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. This program presents a children’s storybook on child-height panels along a short trail to promote adult-child interaction around books and nature. Each panel features a reading tip to encourage family engagement by bringing the book to life for children.

Book Bus

We partner with school systems to create mobile libraries that provide children and families with access to high-quality resources. Partnering school systems retrofit decommissioned school buses with seating and shelving to house books and literacy resources, creating a learning space for children and families to enjoy. Bus programs partner with local food programs and travel to high-needs neighborhoods over the summer to emphasize the importance of early literacy and provide continued access to resources.

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