Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Nashville Has More Than Country Music - Check Out The Library!

Nashville may be known as Music City, but did you also know the downtown has one of the coolest libraries for kids, ever??

Pictures From the Road...
Road trips are really a great way to see this great country of ours!  My husband and I both came from families who drove across the U.S.  We enjoyed it so much, we did several road trips with our own children.

And now, my daughter and her husband are continuing the tradition!  One of their stops was Nashville, TN, where they decided to make a stop at the Nashville Public Library (Main Branch).

They began their library visit at the Story Time Theatre, where the library's resident performing arts company - Wishing Chair Productions - presents a variety of shows each month featuring puppets, songs, juggling and more.

The children's department is over 25,000 sq. feet of space, with a reading area nestled within a replica of Nashville's skyline!

There is also a child-size replica of the famed Ryman Auditorium, where kids can put on their own puppet shows (puppets provided).

I hope you enjoyed this little tour.

If you've been to this gorgeous library, feel free to sing its praises in the comment section!  And if you don't live near Nashville, tell me about an amazing library you've been to (maybe it's right in your own town)!


  1. I loooove the idea of doing library stops throughout road trips!!! But, I think the 18mo old isn't convinced that car trips are fun...so much car seat time! If I figured out how to hack that part, I'd totally do it!

    1. Road trips can be really hard on active little ones (and their parents! Haha!) They made lots of stops to eat and sight-see along the way, but it was definitely harder for the 1 year old than the 3 year old!

    2. Last month on our trip up north, the 18mo old started getting stressed out whenever we'd head back to the car. LOL! But the travel is so worthwhile- we do it pretty frequently.