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Parents, get your kids excited about reading this summer with First Lady Crissy Haslam’s Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition, a challenge to read the most number of minutes over the summer break!

All Tennessee children, from rising Kindergarteners to rising 4th Grade students, are eligible to track their number of minutes read from June 1 – July 27 to compete for Tennessee’s Top 100 Summer Readers. Students will qualify to win a Top 100 Reader spot based on a lottery system. Students must read a minimum of 2,000 minutes to be eligible for an entry into the lottery, and will gain one additional entry for each 1,000 extra minutes read past 2,000 minutes. There's lots of information available at the First Lady's website,, including reading log forms, guidelines, and FAQs.

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Capt. Barry, the Recycling PirateHosted by the Linden Library, Captain Barry, the Recycling Pirate entertained and educated the kindergarten students from Linden Elementary School on April 11 at the Linden Library. Captain Barry and Sammy the Litter Turtle told the children about what happens with trash at the landfill and what happens with recycled items. The children, their teachers and library patrons were educated and entertained by this dynamic duo.

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When it’s time for you to renew your Perry County License plate, ask for the beautiful, new Dolly Parton Imagination Library specialty plate. The cost of this plate is $35 in addition to the normal cost of a Perry County license plate. Here’s the good news: $15.37 goes to the Perry County Imagination Library Program, $15.37 goes to the Tennessee Arts Commission and the TN Highway Fund, and$4.25 goes to the cost of the plate production. Let’s see how many Imagination Library plates we can get in our County!

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The amount that goes to the local Imagination Library program pays for one child to receive a free book each month for 15 months. Currently, Perry County has 319 children under the age of 5 enrolled in the program. They receive a new, age-appropriate book each month at no cost to their families. This early literacy program is designed to instill a love of books and reading in our children. By the time they graduate from the program at age 5, they are better-prepared to enter Kindergarten.

To enroll your child, go to one of the public libraries (one in Lobelville or one in Linden) to ask for an application or register online at If you want to support this important endeavor to promote early literacy for our children, $12 will provide books for one child for one year. Mail your donation to Friends of the Imagination Library of Perry County, 104 College Avenue, Linden, TN 37096. Your donation of any amount will be appreciated.

Linden Elementary Kindergartners went on a field trip to the library in Linden, where Librarian Nan Garrett read Thanksgiving books and told stories. If this photo had a sound track, you would hear the children shouting, "Happy Thanksgiving" as they waved to the camera. If you want to schedule a field trip for your class to the library, just call Nan at 589-5011 to make arrangements.

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Perry County Friends of the Library is very proud to be the champion of the Imagination Library of Perry County. For 13 years this volunteer organization has raised funds to purchase age-appropriate books for children up to age 5 in Perry County. This is accomplished in conjunction with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation.

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The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides age appropriate books for children from birth to 5 years old. Be sure to register your child. It's free!

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Linden, TN 37096

Phone: (931) 589-5011
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Lobelville, TN 37097

Phone: (931) 593-3111
FAX: (931) 593-2089


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