Creating a library for every child

Anonymous Patron writes "Tennessee may rank low among states on academic achievement, but that should change in the near future as it leads the pack in introducing young children to the joys of reading.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which strives to deliver one book a month to all children from birth to age 5, has fired the imagination of Tennessee's government leaders as well as its business people, who are making the program a reality for financially distressed counties.

And since Gov. Phil Bredesen started the Governor's Books From Birth Foundation in May 2004 with $2 million in seed money from the general fund, 55 of the state's 95 counties have signed up for the program. Nashville City Paper Has More"

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