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    Nashville Public Library’s Picnic with the Library | May 1, 2022

    May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Nashville Public Library Picnic 2022

    The following is a press release:

    The Nashville Public Library Foundation will host the seventh annual Picnic with the Library on May 1 at the downtown Main Library. The family-friendly event raises key funds for  Nashville Public Library’s award-winning children’s programming. This year’s co-chairs, Mary Craven & Burney Dawkins and Johari & Lonnell Matthews, selected a celebration of the late world-renowned children’s author Eric Carle as the theme to bring whimsy and bright colors into the event’s grand in-person return.  

    “We are elated to be coming together in person this year for Picnic with the Library, an event that brings the best the Library has to offer to children all in one afternoon,” said Shawn Bakker, president of the  Nashville Public Library Foundation. “We cannot wait for families to celebrate back at Main and to  continue to support the Library’s incredible children’s programs that make such a tremendous  difference for thousands of children and young people in our community.” 

    This year’s event will include a delicious picnic supper catered by Chef’s Market, cocktails, special performances of Wishing Chair Productions’ “Cinderella”, live music, storytime, face painting, balloon art, photo booth, and crafts. Ticket packages to the event start at $250, which includes admission for two adults and up to four children, access to all activities, food, and beverages. Proceeds from all ticket sales will directly benefit Nashville Public Library. 

    The event also features the exclusive chance to win a performance from the Library’s beloved Puppet  Truck. Often seen across the city at public events and libraries, the Puppet Truck shares the magic of puppets with children of all ages across the city. By purchasing a raffle ticket, participants will have the chance to win a private show from the truck at the event of their choosing. 

    To learn more about or to participate in Picnic with the Library, click here. 


    May 1
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    Nashville Public Library
    615 Church St
    Nashville, TN 37219 United States
    (615) 862-5800
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