Children

Keep Calm, School's Out for Summer

School's Out for Summer (What Am I Going To Do With All These Kids?)!

While students may be breathlessly awaiting the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation, parents may feel a bit differently. Namely, they may wondering what are they going to do with those kids all day now that school’s out for summer.  Not to worry, Nashville Public Library is here to help! Summer is a busy time for us: we have stuff going on all summer long, for you and the kids. Read on to learn about some of the many things NPL has in store for the summer.

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Children's Day at the Southeast Branch Library

Children’s Day/El Día de los Niños, which is commonly referred to as Día, is a nationally recognized celebration created to emphasize the importance of literacy in children from all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The Southeast Branch Library recently held a week-long 20th anniversary celebration for Día at the end of April.

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We Have Such in Common

With Children's Day, also known as El Día de los Niños, just around the corner (April 30th to be exact), I wanted to share with you a new book from local author Shindana Feagins and local photographer Syreeta Blakely that highlights the beautiful diversity of Nashvillians. It is called We Have Such in Common, and you can get it from the library!

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Books for a Baby Shower

One question our team gets asked a lot is "What are some great book picks to bring to a baby shower?" Read more to see our top recommendations!

Baby Reading

Babies Need Words Every Day

Did you know that your baby was born with the ability to tell the difference between many sounds and languages? By about six months of age, babies can tell similar languages apart. This means, communicating with your baby, in the language most comfortable to you, is essential to their growth and development.

Poet Nikki Grimes

Author Focus: Poet Nikki Grimes

Poet Nikki Grimes features vibrant and self-assured African American girls in her books. Grimes’ depictions of friendship, community, and family are wonderful to behold.

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Parents, Launch an Early Love of Learning and Technology

Like many parents, I experience pangs of guilt when I can’t tear my kids away from screens. Sometimes I ease that guilt by telling myself they might be learning something while watching inane Minecraft videos on the laptop or playing Angry Birds on my phone for the umpteenth time. But now that the library has Launchpads, parents can be confident that tablet time is indeed educational.

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