Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for middle and high school students. The event happens every May. The goals of the program are to promote a love of reading, expose students to titles and authors that they might not encounter otherwise, encourage them to think of their local public library as a resource for entertainment, and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
School Library Month Bookmark and Poster Contest
School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and school libraries. Every April Limitless Libraries celebrates School Library Month by sponsoring two contests for MNPS students.
- Bookmark Contest: Elementary and middle school students are invited to create a bookmark that highlights reading and libraries.
- Poster Contest: High school students are invited to create a poster highlighting reading and libraries.
Summer Reading Challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge runs each year from May to August. Sign up, track your reading, and earn prizes.
Project Lit is a grassroots literacy movement empowering readers, writers, and leaders in schools and communities around the world. Limitless Libraries supports Project Lit book clubs at MNPS schools across the city.
Fee Waiving Opportunities
Limitless Libraries offers two amnesty weeks for all student and educator accounts with fees. During these two amnesty weeks, reading for a specific amount of time will remove all charges on an account!
Fees Fall Off
Takes place in September. Read a set number of hours and get some or all of your fees cleared from your library account. You can participate by using a paper log or in Beanstack. Forms can be picked up from and returned to your school librarian. Forms must be completed students and signed by parents/guardians.
Fine Free February
Takes place in February. Read a set number of hours and get some or all of your fees cleared from your library account. You can participate by using a paper log or in Beanstack. Forms can be picked up from and returned to your school librarian. Forms must be completed students and signed by parents/guardians.
As students are welcomed back in August, Limitless Libraries creates a fun activity to use for promoting awareness of library resources.
Activities at Nashville Public Library
Interested in crafting, gaming, book discussions, LEGO and more? Find out what's happening at library branches near you.