Resources for Libraries
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes the opportunity to partner with libraries and serve their patrons. From providing pop-up activities in Middle Tennessee libraries to video conference programs in library locations far from Nashville, the museum is available to support literacy and community initiatives that connect reading with country music themes, sounds, and artists.
Community and Library Programs
Part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee?
As part of our Community Counts initiative, all school-age children residing in Davidson, Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson, and Williamson counties enter the Museum for free during off school hours. When visiting the Museum with their Littles, Big Brothers and Big Sisters from Middle Tennessee need only present their BBBS of Middle Tennessee identification cards at the Information Desk (located just inside the Museum’s main entrance) to receive free admission. When visiting as a Couples Match, the second Big will receive 25% off adult admission.
For libraries within a close driving distance to Nashville, the museum may be able to visit with an engaging music or art making program. Programs include the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, a hands-on music-making experience guided by experts; Songwriting 101, an opportunity to write a song as a group with a professional songwriter; and art-making activities that explore country music themes. Program fees start at $200 for a one hour activity. Request a program at your library here.
For libraries outside Middle Tennessee, the museum offers Distance Learning programs, available via videoconference.
The museum’s Digital Collections provide access from afar to our artifacts and archives. Our Digital Resource Portal for educators features primary sources and lesson plans with activities easy to employ in any space. The Watch & Listen section of the museum’s website provides an array of videos from past programs, featuring stories and music from artists, songwriters, master musicians, producers, record executives, scholars, and more.
Share the museum’s book list with your readers and encourage them to check out music-themed books. Share the museum’s book list with your readers and encourage them to check out music-themed books. If you are interested in creating a summer reading partnership that promotes reading, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum partners with community organizations including after-school centers, social service agencies, cultural institutions, and libraries.