TN Imagination Library Volunteers Impact Early Literacy

TN Imagination Library volunteers

This week, National Volunteer Week, Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) celebrates the 700+ volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to the Imagination Library program in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties. It is the collective power of these volunteers who make an impact on early literacy in our communities.


Help Us Say Thank You to Our Volunteers

Post a video or picture (with a caption) to thank local Imagination Library volunters, special teachers, local officials or others who make the Imagination Library program possible in your community. Tag us so we can share your posts. Use the hashtags: #TNImaginationVolunteer and #NVW2019


Get Involved with TN’s Imagination Library

National Volunteer Week is also a great time to highlight the many ways you can make a difference for children in your community by getting involved with the local Imagination Library team. Here are some ways you can join the Imagination Library efforts in your community.

  • Find your local Imagination Library programClick here to visit our Volunteer Directory to find and contact your local program by searching your zip-code.
  • Attend Imagination Library events happening near youClick here to visit our Event Calendar to learn about Imagination Library events happening in your area.
  • Stay updated with GBBF and Imagination Library news: Click here to follow the GBBF Blog and read about Imagination Library happenings in your county and across the state. 
  • Teenagers: Join the League of Extraordinary Teens for your local program! Interested? Click here to contact your local Imagination Library program by searching your zip-code.

Other Ways to Make a Difference

In addition to giving time, you can make an impact on early literacy in your community in other ways.

  • Invest in the programClick here to donate to Tennessee’s Imagination Library. You can direct your gift to a specific county. Just $12 provides one child with Imagination Library books for a year, and $60 provides one child with the entire Imagination Library for 5 years– totaling 60 books!
  • Give a child the opportunity to receive booksClick here to Enroll a child into the program. The only requirement is that the child be between birth and age five.
  • Engage families and parents around booksClick here to download printable reading activities for each age group that correspond with Imagination Library books.