Parents & Community Organizations
Parents and families play an important role in a child’s literacy development. Your preschool or community groups can arrange to host a parent workshop by Bringing Books to Life.
Loving & Learning Family Literacy Workshops
Loving & Learning workshops teach parents how to develop a child’s desire to want to read or write. We work with organizations to schedule workshops at a time convenient for families.
Specifically designed to support parents, these workshops discuss how to develop early literacy skills in the home. Each family receives a book and a Family Literacy Kit loaded with fun supplies to take home.
- Contact us to schedule a Loving & Learning Workshop.
Mother Goose on the Loose @ your local library
Mother Goose on the Loose is designed to introduce Mother Goose rhymes, songs and games to the very youngest children.
- We offer Mother Goose on the Loose on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 and 10:30 at the Main Branch of the Nashville Public Library.
The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck delivers free, literature-based puppet shows by performing artists from the library. The Puppet Truck is available for organizations and events. Shows are appropriate for all ages, pre-K to seniors. Contact us for more information.
More Resources for Families
- Nashville Public Library’s Kid Zone
This webpage offers tons of resources! Discover story time schedules (for all branch locations), safe online kids games, early literacy tips, book lists for specific ages, and homework hotline information.
- Books from Birth
Sign up with Books from Birth and your child will receive one free age-appropriate book each month until age 5. Open to all Tennessee children from birth until age five.
- National Center for Family Literacy
NCFL Foto-Novelas, free bilingual tools that help families understand the importance of parental involvement in an English Language Learner’s education. Other fun resources include: access toCultivating Readers Magazine, literacy guides, educational podcasts and much more.
- Tennessee’s Parents Know, Kids Grow
Find information about child safety and learning. Topics include choosing child care, promoting healthy living, and social/emotional development.
Bringing Books to Life
Bringing Books to Life helps educators and parents find fun and innovative ways to inspire children to read.
Elizabeth Atack, Program Coordinator