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Boy Reading In Front of Fan

Read What You Want This Summer!

Reading over the summer is essential to preventing "summer slide," or the loss of valuable academic skills gained during the school year. Although it may seem unfair to make kids read and do assignments over the summer, it is in fact exceedingly important. The key to getting a child to read during summer vacation, however, is to let them read what they want to read.

Aerial view of Downtown Nashville, facing east. Circa 1970's

Pictures from Metro Archives that are worth more than 1,000 Words

The one thing that I love to tell people about when they visit Metro Archives, is that we're more than simply a repository for city-wide governmental records. Yes, the records we have are archaic in nature and therefore highly informative and fascinating. But it's the photographs we also have from around the city that are most-telling about the city's past. In honor of National Photography month, check out some of the best photos from around our beloved city.

Food: A Love Story

I laughed while driving in traffic. Yeah. It's that funny. (I was listening to the audio version. Don't freak out.)

Let’s Build a Better World This Summer

It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining brighter, the days are getting longer, the school year is ending, and people everywhere are wondering how to best spend the summer. 

Word by Word bookcover

Learning is fun!

This is my favorite type of nonfiction, where you learn a ton of stuff while laughing.

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