WNBA Nashville Donates 125 Books to Book’em

We are so happy to say that we collected 125 books for Book’em at our November program. Book’em is such an amazing organization that is helping to ignite children’s passion for reading through book ownership. They envision a future in Nashville where all children own books and know first-hand the joy and value of reading. We are happy to work with them and greatly appreciate the generosity of all of our members.

November 2018 Meeting – Telling Other People’s Stories with Kim Green

November 1, 2018

Jonathan’s Grille, Green Hills

3805 Green Hills Village Dr

Nashville, TN 37215

Program starts at 6:00 PM – Food and networking start at 5:00 PM.

Telling Other People’s Stories with Kim Green, freelance writer and Public Radio Producer.

Kim Green is a freelance writer and public radio producer. Her work has appeared in Fast Company, Parade, Roads & Kingdoms, Hemispheres, and the Nashville Scene, and on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Nashville Public Radio, Marketplace, and NPR’s Here and Now. She’s also managing editor of Pursuit Magazine, an online publication for professional investigators.

Before writing, Green was a flight instructor in Nashville. She also co-translated and edited a memoir by a Soviet combat airwoman from WWII; Red Sky, Black Death was published in 2009.

We will also be collecting new and like-new children’s books for Book’em.

Book’em Used Book Giveaway

bookem-2015-logoOn December 10, Book’em is holding a Used Book Giveaway open to teachers and organizations serving low-income youth. The event will be held at 161 Rains Avenue in Nashville from 9 am – 2 pm. If you have questions or need more information, email Cameron@bookem-kids.org or call 615-255-1820.

Upcoming Events for 2016-2017

bookem-2015-logoAs we all know, the Southern Festival of Books is right around the corner (October 14-16). We are already working on some great events for the upcoming year. 

  • Sip and Sort for Book’em: We have tentatively scheduled a “Sip and Sort for Book’em” at their offices (NPT) from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, November 10. Email Alice Sanford if you would like to help. Those that have participated in Sip and Sorts in the past state that they are FUN!’
  • WNBA Holiday Party: Thursday, December 1, 2016. We have a new location this year, more details to come!
  • Women in Literature:  We are also planning to celebrate WNBA’s centennial with a Women in Literature event on March 18, 2017. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Barbie Chadwick. Barbie has challenged all Nashville Chapter Members to pledge $15 to support this event.

If you have additional events you would like to announce, please email Amy Lyles Wilson.


“Drop Everything and Read” (DEAR) Day

Glenview Elementary is recruiting volunteers to read aloud to Glenview students on DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Day as part of their celebration of Read Across America week. They have a tradition of inviting community members to share a favorite story, and this year are excited to invite representatives from many great Nashville museums and literacy organizations. This year, DEAR Day will be on Friday, March 6.

Volunteers are asked to read to 2 classes each, spending about 15 minutes with each class. The available time slots are 9:00-9:30, or 9:30-10:00. You may bring your favorite children’s book to share, or you can choose from an assortment that they will have ready. Please let Jacqueline Gregory, Glenview’s Librarian, know if you are available and interested in being a Guest Reader, and which time slot you prefer. Glenview looks forward to reading with you! Jacqueline will send out a detailed schedule with directions and parking information once she is contacted by those who would like to participate. Jacqueline’s phone number is 615-360-2906, x 1110. Glenview Elementary is located at 1020 Patricia Drive in Nashville, TN.


Books for Book’em

book'em2_booksBook’em is always accepting new books for children and teens – especially pre-K through 4th grade. If you would like to help out, please consider bringing a book to our next chapter meeting. Member Mary McCarthy, a Book’em Board member, will pass them on to Book’em for distribution. Please consider the following guidelines when donating:

  • Avoid “consumables” (coloring or sticker books), and holiday-themed books. These books go to the Nashville Public Schools, which have a very diverse population.
  • Popular bestseller titles are great (Seuss, Wimpy Kid, Berenstain Bears) – the kids know and love them!
  • Paperback, board books, and hardcover are all welcome.