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BBTL Early Literacy

BBTL offers free early literacy workshops. BBTL staff provide a fun-filled story time in the classroom. Wishing Chair Productions performing artists present a puppet show at your location.


To schedule a workshop, contact Bringing Books to Life: 


About the Program

The Early Literacy Program is our main partnership opportunity for childcare centers and preschools.

Any child care center in Davidson County that enrolls children ages 3 to 5 in a full-time preschool or pre-kindergarten program may participate. Child care providers or teachers at participating centers are eligible to receive up to 6 professional development hours.

During the six-week on-site program, BBTL staff conduct two teacher workshops on the best practices for developing literacy skills. BBTL staff visit the classroom, lead a story time and provide each child with an art activity that reinforces the literature themes and reading skills. The program ends with a visit from the library’s Puppet Truck and a marionette performance. Families are invited to enjoy a “Family Literacy Celebration” at a neighborhood branch library complete with singing, storytelling and refreshments.

Once an initial partnership has been established through the Early Literacy Program, centers are eligible to host any other training opportunities we provide.


Virtual Story Time

Ms. Susan's Story Time from Strange and Wonderful Places

Where will Ms. Susan come to you from this week? A forest? A jungle? Don't miss her stories from strange and wonderful places!

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Lee con Klem-Marí

Lee con Klem-Marí: ¿Sabías que muchos de tus libros favoritos en ingles también están disponibles en español? ¡Ven a leer algunos de esos libros en español con Klem-Marí!

Did you know that many of your favorite books are also available in Spanish? Come read in Spanish some of those books with Klem-Marí!

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Circle Time with BBTL

Start the day off with at-home fun! Get the weather report, the word of the week, a story, and more.

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