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Join Us on April 28

Picnic with the Library, the Nashville Public Library Foundation’s family event, raises critical funds to support life-changing children’s early literacy programming, like Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions, story times, Puppet Trucks, mentorship programs, and early literacy initiatives reaching more than 100,000 children and their families. 

On Sunday, April 28th, we will gather once again for the 9th annual Picnic with the Library! This year, the Main Library Lobby will be transformed into The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, so get ready to “follow the yellow brick road” downtown. The event will offer an afternoon of family-friendly fun including story time from Wishing Chair Productions, food, face painting, music, crafts, visits from favorite children’s book characters, cocktails, and more! Tickets will go on sale March 7, but you can sign up to become a patron now!

2024 Event Co-Chairs

Caroline and Rascoe Dean 
Tiffany and Alfred Degrafinreid 
Lindsay and Tyson Moore 

Host Families

Amy and Kenneth Adams
Leigh and Brewer Adams 
Hermica and Seyi Alalade 
Iris Johnson Arnold and Ronald Arnold
Sarah and Ben Bartholomew
Adrienne Battle and Darren Kennedy 

Louise and Matt Beasley 
Christiana and Stockton Beveridge 
Michelle and Herb Brown 
Amy and Julian Bryant 
Patti and Will David Coleman 
Jane and Robert Cousins 
Rachel and David Crenshaw 
Carlie and Todd Cruse 
Lauren and William Daughtrey 
Whitney and Jacob Davis 
Erin Hafkenschiel Donnelly and Ryan Donnelly 
Flynne and Ronald Dowdy 
Sarah and Jack Eakin 
Kelsey and Robert Finger 
Leah and Adrian Granderson 
Erika and David Green 
Meghan Gwaltney and Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea 
Miriam and Tom Hall 
Lori and Caleb Hemmer 
Claudia and Bill Huskey 
Cara and Carey Ince 
Lauren and Tee Isenhour 
Amy and Rod Jones 
Lindsey and Erik Landman 
Julie and Jordan Marshall 
Johari and Lonnell Matthews 
Terry Spurlin-Moore and Chris Moore 
Jackie and Eric Osborne 
Perri duGard Owens and Anthony Owens 
Lillian and Clifton Peay 
Chelsea and Kent Peterson 
Brooke and Russell Riebling 
Frances and Brian Sexton 
Carolyne and Chuck Steiner 
Kelsey and Frank Thomasson 
Juanita and Charles Traughber 
Maryemma and Andrew Warfield 
Angelica Garrett Wood and Judson Wood 
Ryan McLaughlin Wood and Barrett Wood 
Stacey and Kent Wood 
Nahed and Joel Zehr 

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More Ways to Get Involved

Wear Your Support on Your Sleeve

Visit our Bonfire Shop to purchase exclusive Picnic with the Library Merchandise. Proceeds support the NPL programs you love.

Become a Sponsor

There are still limited sponsorship opportunities available.

Become a Patron

Become a Picnic Patron and join a select group of committed library lovers.

Thank you to our Picnic Patrons

Giving Tree Patron

Lindsay and Tyson Moore 


Hungry Caterpillar Patron

Corduroy Patron 

Lori and Caleb Hemmer
Lauren and Edmund Jackson

Goodnight Moon Patron

Whitney and Jacob Davis
Stephanie and Allen Grant
Lisa Jambusaria
Elizabeth and Tom Sherrard
Stacey and Kent Wood
Nahed and Joel Zehr

Grandpa Joe Patron 

Check out Past Picnic Fun!