Books from Birth Wants Your Stories

Shelby County Books from Birth each month mails books to 32,000 local children with the goal of planting the seeds of literacy, improving kindergarten readiness, strengthening family bonds and building a community of lifelong learners.

The program — the local affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library — is free to all children under age five who are county residents.

Now Books from Birth is now calling on parents to submit their stories about how the program has impacted the lives of their children.

If you’d like to share your family’s story with Books from Birth, you can send it to

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