Monday, December 27, 2010

"Dream More, Learn More, Care More, Be More!"

According to the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, since the inception of the Sullivan County Imagination Library, a total of 289,912 books have been delivered to area preschoolers. Thus far, 5,252 children in that region have graduated from the program.

Over the last several years, many organizations including the Literacy Council of Kingsport, Kingsport Tomorrow, the Kingsport Rotary Club, Girls Inc., the Junior League, the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA and Northeast State Technical Community College have all pitched in with the goal of improving reading skills and literacy among children and adults.

The tradition of helping individuals, communities and causes represents the very best of Tennessee’s legacy of volunteerism. It is a tradition that remains alive and well, particularly during the holidays!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Contest Winners Announced!

Another exciting Baby Photo Contest on Facebook has taken place and the winners have been posted! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library would like to send our congratulations and sincere thanks to all for entering and everyone who voted.

Here's what we ended up with:

Nearly 2,300 entries,
Nearly 100,000 daily votes,
Over 2.4 Million total views, and
More donations generated than any other time in the history of the online merchandise center.

The photo submitted by Bevin Meadows had the most votes, and is the first place WINNER!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

HCC Employees Donate $2,924 to United Way’s Imagination Library

Haywood Community College faculty and staff members collected a total of $2,924.00 for United Way to be used for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The funds were raised through the college’s annual campaign. This year’s campaign was led by instructors Susan Roberts and Jodi Wijewickrama. Through the Imagination Library, children ages newborn up to five years who are enrolled in the program receive one free book a month.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Baby Photo Contest on Facebook!

Another exciting contest is under way for all Facebook fans of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Submit a photo of your baby between now and December 19th. The selected photo can be of your child or children. Tell your friends and family all about it so they too can vote for your photo!

Members of Facebook vote on their favorite photo. It is possible to vote for up to 20 entries per day. Voting continues until December 19th.

Winners are announced on December 19th! A Gift Certificate along with a set of 60 Imagination Library Books will be awarded to the photo with the most votes as the Grand Prize Winner! Similar prizes will be awarded to the top 5 photos entered.

Gift Certificates can be used to shop online at