Library account access and other online library services (eBooks, databases, etc.) will be unavailable on Saturday, December 3 for approximately six hours beginning at 5:15PM while we perform system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Boston Tea Party was the first event that ignited the Revolutionary War. It was the first step to the country becoming The United States of America and preceded the Declaration of Independence by about two and a half years.
The halcyon days of late summer, 1963, brought about one of the most significant actions of the era. It brought attention to the problems of inequality and the demands of a people who were willing to stand together and say, "no more." Congress heard and acted.
Space exploration is the best way to learn more about our place and our history in the Universe. Side benefits of the space program are new technologies, inventions and industries as well as opportunities for international cooperation.
Sharing short travel experiences outside of the city is a great way to make memories and learn more about our beautiful state's past and present. Shown is York Mill located on the Wolf River in Pall Mall.
The Memory Box: a Book About Grief by Joanna Rowland, is based upon the author's experience of creating a memory box so she might never forget a dear friend who died. The closing pages of the book lists several ways to support a child who is experiencing grief and makes suggestions for the creation of a memory box.
Just as it takes many varied pieces of cloth to make a beautiful whole quilt, it takes a diverse group of people to make a beautiful community of many faces. Nashville Public Library has a number of resources celebrating diversity.
Everyone knows what it feels like to be hungry and what to do about it but some people are not able to get enough food to eat. Without enough food, we cannot become who we were meant to be. We can help others who are in need of good food.
The Trail of Tears is a part of the American story that is often ignored. This blog lists some of the children's books that are available as well as short day trips to significant places in the life of one Uchi girl.
Do you ever feel like you're going to be sick if you have to read one more overly sweet children's book to your kids this holiday season? Well these books about dinosaurs, pirates, and bug-eyed pugs are the perfect remedy for you!
Is your child obsessed with the creepy and macabre? Can they not get enough of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and plan on moving on to Stephen King? You’ll find that these books are terrifying while being a little more age appropriate.
This blog post is part of a series examining classic children’s literature titles that have been deemed racist. Whether or not you choose to share classic books such as these with the children in your life, we encourage you to have open conversations with them on the topic of race.
Something that happens quite frequently in my house is bringing up the newest science information about dinosaurs. My husband has been obsessed since he was born, which means he can tell you about pretty much any kind of dinosaur and different facts to describe it.
Born in rural Kenya and educated in the United States, Wangari Maathai was the first woman in East Africa to earn a doctoral degree, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and is the founder of the Green Belt Movement. Her incredible story is the subject of several picture book biographies for children.
Did you know that you can check out e-books from the library, with your library card? Our OverDrive E-Book collection has thousands of titles to choose from, all of which can be downloaded to your favorite e-reader. Many of those e-book titles are for children, including both fiction and nonfiction. Let us help you navigate the wide world of e-books for children available at the library!
Reading stories before bed is a great way to engage with your child and ensure their lifelong love of books and stories. It is also a key opportunity to bond with your child and show them how much you enjoy reading and books too.
When you glance at your calendar, does it strike fear in your heart to see that a child in your life is having a birthday? Never fear! Books make great gifts - and I'm not just saying that because I'm a librarian!
As Stephen King once said, “Books are uniquely portable magic.” Every time you crack open a book, you enter a new world filled with adventure and possibility. Imagine the sense of wonder a child feels each time they discover a new book they just cannot get enough of!
We get a lot of requests for chapter books appropriate for very young kids. I love this request! It’s such a cozy image to think of a family huddled together at bedtime, reading a chapter or two each night. But it’s a little stressful for library staff. Forgetting one small kidnapping or accidental death in a gentle read, and this cozy image takes a traumatic turn.