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Listing Last Update: November 12, 2015


161 Rains Ave
Nashville, TN 37203-5330

Primary Contact

Melissa Spradlin

(615) 255-1820

Educational services

  • To read and write better

Program Overview

Book'em is a local, nonprofit, children's literacy organization whose mission is to create a more literate Nashville by helping economically disadvantaged children from birth through high school discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers. We fulfill our mission by making children and teens proud owners of new books and bringing volunteer readers into the classrooms of at-risk preschool and elementary aged children.

Our highest priority is serving Nashville's disadvantaged children during their preschool and elementary school years. We believe that developing strong literacy skills from an early age is essential for academic and lifelong success. Book'em provides vital resources, so that Nashville's underprivileged children can build their literacy skills. Programs include Books for Nashville Kids, Reading Is Fundamental and Ready for Reading.
Book'em envisions a future in Nashville where all children own books and know first-hand the joy and value of reading.
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Hours of operation: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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