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

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Host a Pop-Up

Interested in a museum pop-up in your community space or library?

Community Suggestions

Come See Us

Would your community group or organization like to visit the museum?

Community Counts

Free museum admission program for locals provides museum access to residents of Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.

Scouts and Children

Scout Programs

Welcome scout troops! Learn how to earn a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum scout patch.

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. Nashville Public Library youth and adults patrons who complete summer reading through their library branch are eligible for a Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum summer reading patch or button pack plus free museum admission through Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals.

Community Partners

The Museum partners with community organizations including after-school centers, social service agencies, cultural institutions, and libraries.

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