Book’em’s Country Music Roots

Garth Brooks and Book’em’s Country Music Roots Almost every organization based in Music City at some point will brush up against the country music industry. For Book’em, the connection started with the class of 1989. The class of ’89 refers to a group of artists who changed the name of the game for country music. …

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Grade Level Reading Week

Welcome to Grade Level Reading Week!  This summer we’re excited to be celebrating Grade Level Reading Week. Starting Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, we’ll be sharing information and activities that promote grade-level reading. Research shows that proficiency in reading by the end of the third grade enables students to shift from learning to read and reading to learn, …

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June Updates

What’s Happening: June 2020 Summer Reading June came and went pretty quickly this year, but we still got a bunch of books out into the community. We had over 20 schools and organizations request books through the month of June and provided over 5,100 books! Organizations like Cole Elementary, Haywood Elementary, Robert Churchwell Elementary, East Nashville Hope Exchange, …

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. Three words we’re choosing to focus on here at Book’em. To our Black community members  – we see you, we hear you, and we will continue to fight beside you.  Thirty-one years ago, Book’em began with the mission of promoting literacy in our community of Nashville.  While we are extremely proud of …

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Spring Clean Quarantine Book & Food Drive

    #SpringCleanForBookem   Update 4/16/20: To help meet the immediate needs of the Nashville community more fully, we are expanding our original Spring Clean Quarantine book drive into a book & food drive – supporting both Book’em and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee all at once! The overall process remains the same, but we encourage you to consider donating non-perishable food …

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Meet Lisa Link: Photographer, former educator, and “do it all” Book’em volunteer

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Lisa Link! Lisa started volunteering with Book’em about four years ago when she moved to Nashville,and is now involved in just about every way possible. She’s a Reading for Reading volunteer, RIF reader, RIF book transporter, Books for Nashville’s Kids book processor and photographer for all of our …

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