Family Reading Night at the Nashville Public Library set for Nov. 18

Nashville Public Library will host their 30th annual Family Reading Night in collaboration with Nashville #49 Grade School on Thursday, November 18th.

Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. The theme this year is “Reading Colors Your World”.

Children learn to enjoy reading early in life by listening to storybooks read to them by parents. By participating in storybook reading, children learn a variety of literacy skills. Our Family Reading Night goal is for families to build a routine of reading that will help foster a lifelong love of reading.

“Enjoy the variety of stories and activities planned for Family Reading Night. Whether it is reading a much loved book, or finding a new favorite, make reading an adventure with your family,” said Rhonda Dahncke, Title 1 Reading Teacher of Nashville Grade School.

Join us in a colorful virtual classroom on the Nashville #49 Grade School home page at to enjoy stories from great authors and learn how
they made the illustrations in their books.

Then stop by the library on Thursday, November 18th to pick up a craft kit and read a book with your family for a chance to win a basket full of prizes! If you can’t make it into the library on a school night, snap a photo of your family reading together and email it to or post it on our Facebook page to enter.
Entries may be submitted until Friday, November 19th at 11:59PM. Winners will be drawn on Monday, November 22nd.

“We’d like to bring families together and foster a positive culture of reading. It doesn’t matter what you read. The act of starting to read aloud and making it part of your routine is what matters most,” said library director Kelsey Schaepperkoetter.

For more information, visit Nashville Public Library or call 618-327-3827.

— Submitted by the Nashville Public Library

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