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Change of Address

To continue receiving books if the child’s address changes, contact your local Imagination Library organization or call 1-877-99-BOOKS. The Post Office will not forward books if you move!                                                                     Sullivan County Imagination Library's change of address form    

Register Your Child

Parents may register online at or through the mail. Registration forms may be printed below or are available at any Sullivan County Public Library.

Printable Registration Form

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The Sullivan County Imagination Library is an all- volunteer organization with many opportunities for those who would be interested in donating their time and talents.

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SCIL Celebrates 10th birthday and mailing of 500,000 Imagination Library books!

 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.

Barbara Maston reads to 1st Presbyterian preschoolers

Barbara Maston reads to 1st Presbyterian preschoolers


Richard Venable and Jan Miles

Richard Venable and Jan Miles


Mayor Phillips and Richard Venable

Mayor Phillips and Richard Venable

Valerie Love, on the importance of reading to learning

Valerie Love, on the importance of reading to learning

GBBF VP Dean Hoskins

GBBF VP Dean Hoskins

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Book Blitz on Friday, April 25, 2014

 Book Blitz on Friday, April 25, 2014!!!

Please help the Sullivan County Imagination Library win $5,000 by voting at First Tennessee’s 150 Days of Giving site on our voting blitz day: Friday, April 25.  Please vote on that day from every device you have:  pc, tablet, Smartphone.   
It’s easy:
·         Go to
·         Scroll down until you see the search box.
·         Put “Sullivan County Imagination Library” in the Search box.
·         Press Enter.
·         The Sullivan County Imagination Library voting box will appear.
·         Click on “Vote” at the bottom of the box.
·         You will get a message that says “Vote for Sullivan County Imagination Library registered.”
·         Click on ok.


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 SCIL in First Tennessee’s 150 Days of Giving!

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 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.

Barry ReadingRhoda at fire truck


SCIL representative Rhoda Bliese briefly addressed the group.  Afterwards she was interviewed  by Jim Conrad of Channel 5 and by Channel 19.

SCIL Receives Grants

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!

Race sponsorships available!

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.


SCIL 5K Run/Walk Event August 11, 2013

Domtar Park, 1414 Riverport Road
Kingsport, TN
5  pm Children’s games, Stroller-thon, Prizes
6 pm Run/Walk
Awards and Refreshments


Register at to have FUN
Early registration is $20 for a timed race,  $25 on day of event
$10 for untimed race participant and children


Support SCIL!

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 for more information.  Benefits area charities including SCIL.