We are sad to announce that Picnic with the Library is cancelled this year.

We hope you will still consider donating so that we can continue to support the Library’s amazing children’s programs.

With a $250+ donation, a “Picnic in a Box” will be hand-delivered to your door on April 24. The package will include fun activities such as recordings of favorite puppet shows by NPL’s Wishing Chair Productions, coloring sheets featuring your Library puppet friends Tommy Dog, JJ and Cedric, a new children’s book, special picnic treats and more.

Each package will also include one raffle ticket for your chance to reserve The Puppet Truck for a birthday party or event of your choosing. The Puppet Truck is not available for hire in any other capacity, offering the winner a priceless opportunity. We’ll invite you to join us on Facebook Live on April 26 for a message from us, as well as a live drawing of our raffle winner. You may purchase additional raffle tickets online to increase your chances.

NPL’s Puppet Truck brings stories to life through music, song and puppets, and we are thrilled to again to give away exclusive opportunity for a private puppet truck performance at a birthday or event of your choosing.

The Puppet Truck cannot be reserved any other way – don’t miss your opportunity for this special experience!

“We were so thrilled to win the puppet truck performance for our grandchildren! We hosted such a fun event for our granddaughter’s kindergarten class and their siblings around the performance, and they haven’t stopped talking about it ever since. We have been longtime lovers of the library’s programming since our own girls were young, but to have the puppet truck available for our own private use was such an unforgettable experience that we will we always treasure.”

Tony and Leah Locke
2019 Picnic with the Library Raffle Winners

$2,500 – The Hungry Caterpillar Patron

Private tour of NPL’s historic Puppet Collection for up to 2 adults and 4 children
Bookplates in 8 children’s  library books to honor anyone you choose
Two tickets for the Picnic’s Puppet Truck raffle
Picnic in a Box for Picnic with the Library
Recognition in print collateral and signage for Picnic with the Library
Recognition on the NPLF website and in the annual report

$1,500 – Green Eggs and Ham Patron

Bookplates in 4 children’s library books to honor anyone you choose
Picnic in a Box for Picnic with the Library
One ticket for the Picnic’s Puppet Truck raffle
Recognition in print collateral and signage for Picnic with the Library
Recognition on the NPLF website and in the annual report

$500 – Goodnight Moon Patron  

Bookplates in 2 children’s library books to honor anyone you choose
Picnic in a Box for Picnic with the Library
Recognition in print collateral and signage for Picnic with the Library
Recognition on the NPLF website

$250 Donation

Picnic in a Box

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities are also available beginning at $2,500. Contact Kim Boyer at kim.boyer@nplf.org or 615.862.5787 for more information.