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Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee has one simple goal: provide a new book to every child in Davidson County every month from birth to age 5.

The NewsChannel 5 Network is proud to partner with these important organizations to make Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee a reality:

-- Governor's Reading Program
-- Jo's Reach Out and Read
-- Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
-- Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
-- Ingram Industries

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get. Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee will help you read with your child.

There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them. Every child will have books of their very own, at no cost to you, thanks to Governor Bredesen and the State of Tennessee, Books from Birth of Middle TN, other generous sponsors and Dolly Parton.

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Books from Birth's Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Davidson County. Should the child move outside Davidson County, he/she automatically exits the program.

If you' are moving within Tennessee, call toll free (877) 99-BOOKS or go to to see if Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee is available in your new community.

Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee is a FREE GIFT to your children! All you have to do is read to your children.

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