Activities, Crafts, and Games

Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane

BOOKS...CRAFTS...JOY!

Inspire imagination and a love of reading by complementing a book with a fun craft. Today, we'll discuss fairies so get out your magic wand and join the fun!

Kid Award Illustration

MNPS students, you could be Mayor for a Day!

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is challenging all students in Metro Nashville Public Schools to join NPL's Summer Challenge. The school with the highest percentage of students participating will get a special visit from the mayor this fall. Plus, one student from the winning school will get to serve as Student Mayor for the day.

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.

#diaturns20

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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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!

A few of the Christmas Cards from the Christmas Card display in Non-Fiction

Holiday Treats from the Wilson Collection Suite

This month's post is about the holiday season and some of the literary treats that accompany it, such as the classic Christmas tale A Christmas Carol.  It also includes instructions on creating ornaments from recycled Christmas Carols!

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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.

collage of four maker / diy projects

Makerspaces for Kids

August is National Inventor’s Month. Celebrate by creating a “tinkering” space for your young children. Young inventors need space, ideas, and inspiration. We've got tips to get you started.

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