Nat’l Volunteer Week: Help Us Celebrate Our Early Literacy Superheroes!

This week, National Volunteer Week, we are celebrating the 700+ volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to early literacy in Tennessee through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Storybook Trails, Book Buses, Caregiver Engagement and K-3rd Grade Summer Reading efforts.

It is the collective power of these volunteers who help us strengthen early literacy in Tennessee and bring the joy of reading to over 286,000 families each month.
They are our early literacy superheroes! 


Help Us Celebrate Our Volunteers

  1. Post a video or a picture (with a caption) to thank local Imagination Library volunteers, special teachers, local officials or others who help make the Imagination Library program and other early literacy efforts possible in your community.
  2. Tag us @GovEarlyLiteracyTN so we can share your posts. Use the hashtags: #GovEarlyLiteracyTN and #NVW2020

Get Involved with Early Literacy

National Volunteer Week is also a great time to highlight the many ways you can make a difference for children in your community by getting involved with local early literacy efforts, including your county’s Imagination Library team. 

Here are some ways you can join early literacy efforts in your community:
  • Join your local Imagination Library teamClick here to visit our Volunteer Directory to find and contact your local program by searching your zip-code.
  • Sign up for and spread the word about FREE ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES from our statewide partnership with ReadyRosie: Click here to learn more about the ReadyRosie program and sign up for free access to online resources to help children develop early literacy skills through reading and learning together.
  • Stay updated with GELF and early literacy news: Click here to follow the GELF Blog and read about early literacy announcements in your county and across Tennessee. 
  • Teenagers: Join the League of Extraordinary Teens for your local Imagination Library program! Interested? Click here to contact your local Imagination Library program by searching your zip-code.