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Services for Parents and Families

These services are of specific interest to Parents and Families. See a list of all available library services.

Be Well at NPL

Be Well At NPL is Nashville Public Library’s investment in mind/body health for the citizens of Nashville. Whether you’re 6 or 60, an athlete in your prime or just starting out, you're welcome to take part in free exercise, meditation, cooking, and other healthy living events at all of our 21 locations.

Bringing Books to Life (BBTL)

Bringing Books to Life is a preschool literacy initiative that emphasizes the importance of developing literacy skills by educating teachers, preschoolers, and parents. Designed around the library's award winning marionette shows, BBTL is committed to promoting developmentally appropriate literacy education the widest possible audience.

Curriculum Kits

Educators and parents, borrow curriculum kits for your classroom. Each kit contains up to fifty books, audio, and videos based on popular classroom study topics. Over one-hundred topics including Asia, the Solar System, Composers, Weather, Art History. Kits are geared for either grades K -2, 3 - 5, or 6 - 8.

Limitless Libraries

Limitless Libraries is a cooperative program of Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools with the goal of improving school libraries, fostering resource sharing between the two institutions, and improving student access to learning materials.

Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA)

A network of coordinated after-school programming for Metro Nashville middle-school students. Nashville After Zone Alliance is a partnership among Nashville Public Library, Metro Schools, and youth-serving groups.

Read to Rise

Read to Rise is simple. Read to your child for 90 days. Keep track of the days you read on the Beanstack app or on a paper log. After 90 days, visit the library and get a prize! Repeat until your child starts Kindergarten.