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.
As children begin to understand that they are growing and will one day grow up they think about what they want to become--what kind of work they want to do. Books help them learn about the possibilities.
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.
The CDC reported that 1 in 54 children were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2016. The diagnosis can seem daunting but knowledge is power. Nashville Public Library has the resources to provide knowledge and understanding for parents, friends, siblings and others.
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.
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.
In Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, author Philip Nel examines the racist illustrations present in a number of Dr. Seuss’s works, and points out racism present in other children’s classics. Many of these books are on our shelves.
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.
The announcement of the Caldecott, Newbery, and other recipients of the American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards is a cause for celebration! Did your favorites win? Or what books will now be on your reading list? Check out our round-up (with links to our collection) below
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.
Is your tween's favorite holiday Halloween? Do they love creepy, spine-tingling reads? Are you worried they aren't ready for certain titles? Check out these titles that are varying degrees of terrifying.