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Having access to books and reading books is how kids get ahead in school and life.
Dai'Chelle Gilrcease / 8 years old 3rd grade
I like the library much.. I don't like much else except library because it's got my favorite books in there.
However, many kids can't get to the library, so that's where the non-profit "Book'em" comes in.
Melissa Spradlin / Book'em
"It's amazing how many children right here in Nashville are not book owners. We kind of take it for granted, I know I did. Yet we are repeatedly told if not for our program the kids we serve would have very few if any books of their own."
Book'Em gave away 50 thousand books to schools, churches and non-profits last year. You too can apply at Fox17.com. Just click Foxlinks and look for Book'em.
There's also one other way you can get books for your kids mailed directly to your house. It's from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and the Books From Birth Program.
Kirk Graves / Books From Birth
"Right now we have only 51% of eligible children in the state are enrolled. And it's a free program open to all children in TN. We want those numbers to rise. We want that number to increase."
You can sign up at FOX17.COM again under Foxlinks. You get one book a month until your child turns 5.
All 400 thousand children under the age of five in Tennessee are eligible. I can tell you, I did this for my kids and they couldn't wait to run to the mailbox each month to get their free special book.
Tuesday, August 28 2012, 08:42 PM CDT
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