Governors Books from Birth Foundation - GBBF


Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen created the non-partisan, non-profit Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) to serve as a resource to Tennesseans establishing & sustaining countywide Imagination Libraries. The Foundation serves Imagination Library organizers with fundraising, public relations, & other support. Created by Dolly Parton, the Imagination Library provides a new, age-appropriate, hardcover book every month to registered children from birth to age five, at no cost to the family, regardless of income. All of Tennessee’s 375,000 children under age 5 have access to a library of 60 free books. The cost of the program is $27 per child, per year. In Tennessee, the cost is split evenly between county sponsoring organizations and GBBF. A blue ribbon committee of childhood education experts selects the books for the Library, including beloved classics: The Little Engine That Could, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten.


710 James Robertson Parkway 11th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

submit update request

Information out of date? Submit an update request
details »
amount raised
details »
Support Governors Books from Birth Foundation - GBBF

You have the power to make a big difference for Governors Books from Birth Foundation - GBBF

Sign up for Dailygood and we’ll donate to your cause when you search, shop, dine, play games & more!

learn more »

get started

here’s how you can help

  1. create a Dailygood accountGet started by creating an account so you can start raising money for your cause for free!
  2. do things you already doUse Dailygood for everyday activities like searching the web, playing online games, shopping, dining and more. see more ways to raise »
  3. we donateWe’ll make a donation to your chosen cause when you complete an action on Dailygood. learn more »