Imagination Library celebrating accomplishments

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 6:30pm
Staff reports

A statewide program that provides free books to Tennessee children under age 5, will celebrate Imagination Library Week Sept. 19-25.

During this week, local Imagination Library affiliates in all 95 counties are bringing awareness to the free book program and hoping to boost enrollment across the state.

This year’s events are celebrating the 215,000 Tennessee children who currently receive one free high-quality, age-appropriate book delivered to their home each month, and the fact that more than 10 million free books have been delivered since 2004.

“During the past six years, this program has reached thousands of children and changed lives by providing them with tools to create a lifetime of learning, developing their vocabulary and school readiness,” Gov. Phil Bredesen said, in proclaiming Imagination Library Week. “Our goal is for every child not currently enrolled to have their own library of books so that they can join the thousands of others who are growing and benefiting from this program.”

Visit www.governorsfoundation.org to see a list of Imagination Library events happening in your area.