Books from Birth

Tennessee Parents to Receive Book, Education on Safe Sleep for Infants

Friday, January 10, 2014 | 05:12 pm
TDH has purchased 86,000 copies of Sleep Baby Safe and Snug and will provide one for each baby born in partner hospitals in 2014.
TDH has purchased 86,000 copies of Sleep Baby Safe and Snug and will provide one for each baby born in partner hospitals in 2014.

Department of Health Partners with Tennessee Hospitals, Charlie’s Kids Foundation

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Health is partnering with the Charlie’s Kids Foundation and Tennessee hospitals to provide teaching materials to help new parents and hospital staff members learn the “ABCs of safe sleep.” TDH will provide hospitals that join the project with copies of the Sleep Baby Safe and Snug board book for each baby born in their facility in 2014. The new project was unveiled January 10 in Nashville with the arrival of 86,000 copies of the book onboard the Charlie’s Kids delivery truck. The book was authored by pediatrician John Hutton, MD for Charlie’s Kids to teach caregivers to safely put a baby to sleep. 

Governor and First Lady Celebrate Literacy Program Success in Memphis

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | 03:41 pm

Governor and First Lady announce the positive findings of study on impact of Imagination Library and Books from Birth Foundation in Shelby County

MEMPHIS- Governor and First Lady Haslam visited Benjamin Hooks Library today to announce and celebrate the results of an evaluation on the effectiveness of the Shelby County Books from Birth program. The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation partners with the Imagination Library to promote school readiness and a love of learning by offering free, age-appropriate books mailed directly to a child’s home once a month, from birth until age five.

Governor and First Lady Visit Scales Elementary

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Governor and First Lady read to students in support of the Books from Birth Foundation

NASHVILLE – Governor and Mrs. Haslam visited a classroom at Scales Elementary School in Brentwood on Wednesday. The First Couple visited the school in support of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Dollar General Renews Commitment to Tennessee's Imagination Library

Monday, April 25, 2011 | 12:00 am
Donations over past six years total nearly $500,000
 
NASHVILLE - Dollar General, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., has again made a significant contribution to our state’s youngest citizens.  Since 2005, the company known for their commitment to literacy has donated $495,000 to Tennessee’s Statewide Imagination Library program.