Imagination Library

Plainview donates to Imagination Library

Picture of two males with a female in between.  The female is holding a check.  The males are the mayor and vice mayor of Plainview City.  Plainview made a donation to Imagination Library

Marilyn Toppins receives the City of Plainview's donation to Union County Imagination Library. Mayor Gary Chandler and Vice Mayor Richard Phillips are pictured with Toppins.

The City of Plainview donated $1,000 to Union County Imagination Library.
Mayor Gary Chandler commented that Plainview was glad to support early literacy for our children because learning to read is such an important skill.
The Imagination Library, an initiative of Dolly Parton, was started in Union County by Kathleen Graves. Leadership Union County established and expanded the program as a class project.

Skylar Bates receives 2020 Plainview Scholarship

Picture of Mayor Gary Chandler awards the Plainview Scholarship for Academic Achievement to Skylar Bates

Mayor Gary Chandler awards the Plainview Scholarship for Academic Achievement to Skylar Bates

The City of Plainview made several donations at its June 2020 Board of Aldermen meeting. Mayor Gary Chandler awarded the Plainview Scholarship in the amount of $500 for outstanding academic achievement to Skylar Bates for having the highest grade point average as a graduating senior who resides in Plainview.

Imagination Library Mails Millionth Book

Union County children celebrating at the Imagination Library One Millionth Book Party at Maynardville Public Library. Left bench, Scarlett and Clara Hughes, Leyton Campbell; Right bench, Nettie Mike and Payson Miller

Each month, nearly eight hundred books are mailed out to children across Union County through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation. Maynardville Public Library hosts as the headquarters of the foundation here in Union County, investing their time and efforts in assuring that the hundreds of children in the county that have signed up for the free program are receiving their reading materials each and every month.