Looking for that unique Christmas gift this year? The Perry County Cultural Arts Commission has created a 2018 calendar showing the beauty of our county on each page. The calendars are available for just $5 and can be purchased at the Library in Linden or the Buffalo River Artisans Cooperative (BRAC) at 110 Main Street in Linden.
Don't miss your opportunity to purchase this limited edition calendar showing photos taken by other Perry Countians. This calendar sale is an important fund-raiser supporting the local cultural arts.
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.
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.
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!
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 imaginationlibrary.com. 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.