SCIL Celebrates 10th birthday and mailing of 500,000 Imagination Library Books!
The Sullivan County Imagination Library recently celebrated two milestones: its 10th birthday and the mailing of 500,000 Imagination Library books to local preschool children over those 10 years. Three businesses and one non-profit organization were honored for their long-standing commitment to early childhood literacy: Citizen’s Bank, Eastman Chemical Company Foundation, Eastman Credit Union, and Speedway Children’s Charities. Each has donated to the Sullivan County Imagination Library every year for the entire 10 years of our existence. When you see people from these businesses, please thank them for us. They care about the future of our children.
Book Blitz on Friday, April 25, 2014!!!
500,000 Book Celebration!!!
You are invited to join the Sullivan County Imagination Library Board 0f Directors as we celebrate the milestone of mailing of 500,000 books to Sullivan County children from birth to age five. This special program will be April 25 at the First Presbyterian Church on Church Circle, 100 Lane, Kingsport, TN from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
All Sullivan County children under the age of five years old may be registered by their parent for Imagination Library books which are mailed each month to the child’s home. There is no cost to the parent regardless of income. As an affiliate of the Dollywood Foundation, our board members maintain the data base of registered children and share the cost of the books with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation. Many local sponsors have generously donated to help provide the necessary funds for this unique program.
Since the first order in October, 2004, 2,237 children have enjoyed the thrill of receiving their very own books.
Having books in the home and reading to children is the best indicator of success in school and later life.
VOTE FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY IMAGINATION LIBRARY! The Sullivan County Imagination Library is participating in First Tennessee’s 150 Days of Giving! We need your help! Starting on First Tennessee’s 150th birthday – March 25, 2014 – the First Tennessee Foundation will give away $5,000 to a different nonprofit every day for 150 days. Vote for your favorite nonprofit organizations between March 10 to March 25. You can vote for up to 10 different nonprofit organizations each day, from each of your devices (computer, tablet, Smart Phone).Beginning March 26 until the 150 days are over, a winner will be chosen everyday based on the total number of votes of that day. The website for voting is http://www.150daysofgiving.com./ If the page says it is not working, then select the “HOME” tab. From the Home page you will be able to type in Sullivan County Imagination Library and then cast your vote. This money will be used by SCIL to purchase books for our preschoolers. Please vote daily from all of your devices!
Recently the SCIL participated in an event at Firehouse #2 in Kingsport honoring firefighters and the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Sullivan County Imagination Library. There was a proclamation from the mayor of Kingsport honoring the SCIL’s 10 years, proclaiming Thursday, February 27, 2014, “Imagination Library Day.” A firefighter read an Imagination Library book to preschool children from the Palmer Center, and the children were all given a copy of the book and a coloring book.
Sullivan County Imagination Library deeply appreciates grants from
Eastman Chemical Foundation Grant
United Way of Greater Kingsport Children and Youth Initiative
Early Childhood Reading Grant
Thank you for supporting early childhood reading in Sullivan County!
Each dollar contributed will be used to purchase age-appropriate Imagination Library books for area preschoolers and will be matched by the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation.
Thank you Book It Baby Race Sponsors!
The levels of sponsorship for SCIL’s August 22, 2013, Book It Baby 5K run/walk race include many benefits: $3000 – naming the Run/Walk, your name or logo in large print on our main banner, T-shirts, all advertising on 2 websites, Facebook, newsletters, flyers, newspapers, radio and TV. Other levels are: $1000, $500, $250 and $100. These levels of checks and in-kind donations would receive all the above advertising except naming the race and display on our main banner and would determine the size of your name or logo on our advertising and T-shirts. All donations are appreciated.
Domtar Park, 1414 Riverport Road
5 pm Children’s games, Stroller-thon, Prizes
6 pm Run/Walk
Awards and Refreshments
Register at http://www.werunevents.com to have FUN!
Early registration is $20 for a timed race, $25 on day of event
$10 for untimed race participant and children
Fee includes T-SHIRT and REFRESHMENTS
Support SCIL by making purchases!
Books-a-Million in Kingsport
Saturday, April 20, 2013
12 noon until 4 pm
10% of book sales will be donated to Sullivan County Imagination Library
Belk’s Charity Sale
Saturday, April 27
Tickets available from SCIL Board members and volunteers or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Benefits area charities including SCIL.