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Montgomery County Mayor, Clarksville Mayor Signs Joint Proclamation for Montgomery County Imagination Library

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts have issued a joint proclamation designating September as Montgomery County Imagination Library Month.

Imagination Library provides free books to children until they begin kindergarten to promote literacy and lifelong learning. The local Imagination Library began in 2005 and is expected to send its millionth book to a child in Montgomery County by February 2020.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett proclaims September as Montgomery County Imagination Library Month.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett proclaims September as Montgomery County Imagination Library Month.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Babies receive Weekly Books

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Babies born at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital can receive a new book, free, each month until age five from a non-profit child literacy program offered in Tennessee and parts of Kentucky designed to expose even the youngest children to reading.

A registration card is available in the patient admission packet each new mother receives during her stay on the hospital’s Mother Baby Unit. Parents simply complete the card and return it to their nurse before discharge and a hospital volunteer will enter their enrollment information into the system.

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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, March 3rd, 2018

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68

Nashville, TN – Ms. Theresa Carl, President of the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation testified before the House Finance, Ways & Means Committee this week on the success of the Governor’s Books from Birth (GBBF) program. Their mission is to promote early childhood literacy in Tennessee’s birth to age five population.

In partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the GBBF gives all preschoolers in Tennessee the opportunity to receive books in the mail at no cost to families.  The vision is a Tennessee where all preschool children have books in their homes, develop a love of reading and learning, and begin school prepared to succeed, from kindergarten throughout their educational journeys. 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library to hold Imagination Library “Hats Off to Reading” with First Lady Crissy Haslam

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam will be among the celebrity readers at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Thursday, June 25th for a child-centered event to highlight the Montgomery County Imagination Library.

Other guest readers include Channel 4 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer, Kirby Cannon, APSU Head Football Coach, Gnash, the Predator’s Mascot, Snowbird, and the Tender Paws therapy dogs.

First Lady of Tennessee, Crissy Haslam.

First Lady of Tennessee, Crissy Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor’s Books from Birth Bus Tour stops at Governor’s Square Mall on September 11th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public LibraryClarksville, TN – The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) launched its “Books from Birth 10th Anniversary Tour” on August 26th in Johnson County and it will conclude at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville on September 30th, visiting some 50 counties across the state in a forty-five foot decorated touring coach.

The tour bus will visit Clarksville at the Food Court entrance to Governor’s Square Mall on Thursday, September 11th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

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