Back to School Tools
Parents and teachers: Nashville Public Library has free, proven resources to help you make this year a success.
ReadyRosie, a new learning app, uses video modeling and mobile technology to reach parents on the go, by email or text message. In hundreds of videos, real parents show how they turn daily home life into “learning moments.” Videos are in English, Spanish, and in English with Arabic and Vietnamese subtitles.
Nashville Public Library offers this free resource to all residents of Davidson County.
Our new color-coded NPL Readers system standardizes all NPL easy reader books across collections and rankings, to help early readers and their caregivers easily pick out their next books.
Power Cards: No parent signature needed, and lower checkout limits—the Power Card removes all barriers to children’s access to library materials. For children under 14.
Educator Cards: Cards for teachers , daycare providers and homeschooling parents—educator cards offer longer checkout periods and can be used separately from personal library cards.
Limitless Libraries is NPL’s groundbreaking partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools, expanding students’ access to the 2 million+ items in NPL’s catalog. Books, movies, CDs, and audiobooks are delivered to their school libraries, where they can also conveniently return them.
Take home a tablet that is pre-loaded with educational apps, so your child learns while playing! Get back in the swing of school with games designed to teach everything from phonics to astronomy. Check out the special parent analysis of the games your child plays.