Friday, March 25, 2005

Free book program with bilingual selections comes to Nashville

The Tennessean reports that Davidson County has adopted the Imagination Library program that mails free books to children.

"The program gives children 60 books, one a month for the first five years of life. It's popping up everywhere, but Tennessee is the first state to attempt to reach every eligible child."

"Once a child is signed up, they receive a new book addressed to them by mail every month. The books are hand-picked by a panel of childhood education experts and include classics, interactive books and bilingual stories told in English and Spanish."

To sign up children in Davidson County, fill out and send in the form on page 2 of this brochure.

For information on the broader program and its availability in other Tennessee counties:
• Write to Governor's Books from Birth Foundation, 710 James Robertson Parkway, 11th floor, Nashville, Tenn. 37243.
• Call 253-3600 or, toll free, 1-877-992-6657
• Fax 253-1420
• Read more online at

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