Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

The mission of the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is to build a foundation for reading and learning through books for Tennessee's children. Our program sustains and strengthens Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in all 95 Tennessee counties, ensuring that new, age-appropriate books are mailed once a month to Tennessee's preschool children, at no cost to families and regardless of income.

Dear Hickman County Imagination Library,

Thank you so much for your dedication and service to making this mission a reality for the children of Tennessee. Because of your hard work and efforts in your community, we have been able to give the gift of books to hundreds of thousands of families across the state. This organization is successful and thriving because of you.

Since July 2015, Hickman County has:

  • Enrolled 285 new children
  • Increased your enrollment percentage from 50.32% to 55.80%
  • Delivered 9,623 total books

The work you are doing to maintain and grow in Hickman County is incredible. We are grateful to have you as a part of this team. 

For the fourth year in a row, Governor’s Books from Birth has been able to secure a grant from the Maddox Family Foundation. This year your county will be awarded $1,500. Congratulations!

Due to changes in the way we report outcomes to the Maddox Family Foundation, we will need your help collecting data throughout the year. Abby Robinson, the newest member of the Governor’s Books from Birth team, will be in touch later this week with details about the information we will need and questions to help guide those answers. Please know that both she and I are available and want to help you as you answer these questions and plan for the next year.

Don’t hesitate to let me know how we can be helpful. We are so thankful for you!

All the best,

Theresa Carl, President
Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

A Partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

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Tennessee Tower, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243