NASHVILLE – Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam attended receptions in Madison and Crockett counties yesterday to foster a counties’ Imagination Library associate offices.
Families can enroll their children ages 0-5 in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and accept one high-quality, age-appropriate book delivered to their home any month.
“Early education is a substructure for educational success, and a Imagination Library is one of a best ways to get books in a hands of kids,” Haslam said. “If children in Tennessee enter propagandize with a reading skills they need for success, they are most some-more expected to have brighter educational futures and larger opportunities in life.”
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was combined in 1996 by Parton as a present to a children in her hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. and was after stretched to a whole state with a origination of a Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation.
Through this partnership, a cost for books is separate uniformly between a non-profit sponsoring classification in any Tennessee county and a state budgetary allocation administered by a Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation.
“Funding for a Imagination Library module is a 50/50 compare between any internal Imagination Library associate and a state, so it is impossibly critical to lift supports during a internal level,” Haslam said. “These are tough mercantile times for businesses and families, though this is an critical program.”
Currently, fifty-three percent of all Tennessee children from birth to age 5 are purebred in a Imagination Library and accept giveaway books in a mail any month. More than 213,000 Tennessee five-year-olds have already “graduated” from a program. The statewide module has helped broach some-more than 13 million books to Tennessee children given a origination of a Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation in 2004.
For some-more information or to register for Imagination Library, greatfully revisit www.governorsfoundation.org.