Mayor’s Share a Book!
Saturday, May 19th, join us in the courtyard of the downtown library (615 Church Street) for a fun kick-off of the Mayor’s “Share A Book” reading campaign, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
It’s open to all Nashvillians, all ages, and no library card is required. Come share a book, Nashville!
Meet the Mayor, a Predators player, and the Sounds mascot, Ozzie. Enjoy a puppet show at 1:00pm. Learn about the library and other literacy resources, sign up your young child with Books from Birth, and learn about fun ways to volunteer in our community. Meet the Ride for Reading bicycle crew, and learn about the great work of Book ‘em. Adults who would like help learning to read, or learning to read English, can speak with the Adult Literacy Council.
All in a lovely outdoor setting, easily accessible by public transportation!
Please bring any gently used children’s books, to be shared with the children of Nashville.
Share a book, Nashville!
Share a book with your kids, and the kids around you. Read to your children, every day, no matter how old or young they are. Encourage your kids to read. Respect their interests, and encourage new ones. Make sure your kids always have a book in hand—a library book or a book of their own.
Share a book with one another. Each of us should read, to explore worlds real and imagined, to see things through someone else’s eyes, to understand others’ ideas. Talk about what you read with others—on the bus, in the market, in your neighborhood. Reading can bring us together as a community, and build bridges between very different people.
Share a book at the public library. Nashville’s public library is for all of us, and we want every person in Nashville to have a library card. It doesn’t cost anything to use the library! Library cards are easy to get, and the librarians are happy to help you. The library has all kinds of books, music, and movies, for adults and children. There are always lots of activities going on at libraries, for kids and adults. No matter where you live, there is a library near you, and all the libraries are accessible by bus.
It is not too late to share in reading! If you struggle with reading, or never learned to read, it’s not too late. Our community will support you in learning.