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A book a month from birth to age five at no charge to families!

That’s right, sign up your child and receive a high quality age-appropriate book, delivered in the mail in your child’s name.  The only thing we ask is that you read, a lot, with your child.  Believe us, they love it and would rather be spending time with you than, well……. anything.  Also, let us know if you move, books are not automatically forwarded through the mail.

How is that possible?

Because of her influence, Dolly Parton and her Dollywood Foundation keeps the costs of the books very low and the program can be delivered locally for about $33 per child a year. The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation pays for $12.50 of that and local funders – foundations, companies, individuals, and even parents - contribute to pay for the rest.


Shelby County Books from Birth is made possible by major financial commitments from:

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 and donors like you!