Board of Directors

“Kindergarten readiness is the responsibility of the whole community. Through Pulaski County Imagination Library, we can help more children enter Kindergarten prepared to learn.”

Clarke Tucker

Founder and Chairman of the Board

“Early literacy skills provide a foundation for academic success for children, but a love of reading opens the doors of imagination and adventure that cannot be measured. Imagination Library plants the seeds for the lifelong pleasure found in the pages of a book.”

Sarah Argue


“The Pulaski County Imagination Library is so much more than a book gifting program. We inspire hope and encourage the eradication of inequity through thoughtful and deliberate advocacy for birth to five children.”

Jonathan Crossley

Board Member

“The positive effects of reading to children in their first few years are game-changing. We’re working to make sure that happens for as many kids as possible.”

Jared Henderson

Board Member

“PCIL is a key partner in improving educational outcomes for Pulaski County children. I especially hope to help PCIL build a strong network of support among LRSD parents.”

Ali Noland

Board Member

“Educational achievement change the trajectory of my life and that foundation is built upon reading comprehension. So I know firsthand that access to high-quality reading material is the first step in ensuring children are able to succeed in school and in life.”

Antwan Phillips

Board Member

“I want to help instill the love of reading to children from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. PCIL creates one of the very best opportunities to help children develop a lifelong love for reading.”

Arlene Rose

Board Member

“Developing pre-literacy skills prepares children to learn to read. Holding books upright, turning pages left to right, and inferring content from pictures are all important skills developed before entering Kindergarten. PCIL provides high interest books to young children in order to develop these pre-literacy skills.”

Jody Veit-Edrington

Board Member