*This post is sponsored by the Nashville Public Library Foundation, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
One of the best things I’ve done with my kids is nurture a love of the public library. All three of my girls (now ages 10, 8 & 5) have been attending library events since infancy! Now that they are a bit older, they still love when we make it to story time downtown to see their beloved Mary Mary, The Professor and Library Pete share songs and books and puppets, of course!
There’s a wonderful quote “Every Great City has A Great Library” and Nashville epitomizes that, in my opinion.
Through our library, we have attended story time and puppet shows downtown and at several local branches, we have met and listened to visiting authors share their books and stories through Salon 615, we have attended the International puppet festival, enjoyed art projects, danced at courtyard concerts and even spent hours playing on the marble staircase while my girls were learning to walk, climb and explore. But even more, we have helped nurture a love of reading through a love of the library.
This Sunday, April 30, The Nashville Public Library Foundation will be hosting a Picnic with the Library – An afternoon of family fun benefiting the Library’s Early Literacy and mentorship programs. Event Co-Chairs Melissa Rick & Katie Robinson are planning an amazing afternoon of picnic-style food, drinks, fun and entertainment in the beautiful Robinson Courtyard and newly-remodeled Children’s Department at the Main Library. Activities include exclusive puppet performances by Wishing Chair Productions, music, crafts, face painting, a photo booth and more!
Proceeds from the Picnic support NPL’s diverse and unique programming for children, adolescents and teens, including:
Giveaway: Nashville Public Library Foundation is generously giving away one family admission to the Picnic with the Library including food and drinks for 2 adults and up to 4 children, valued at $250. Please use the link below to enter to win and join my family at the library this Sunday afternoon! Good luck and we hope to see you at the library soon!