Programs and Resources for Libraries

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes the opportunity to partner with libraries and serve their patrons. From providing pop-up activities in Middle Tennessee libraries to videoconference programs in library locations far from Nashville, the museum is available to support literacy and community initiatives that connect reading with country music themes, sounds, and artists.


For libraries within a close driving distance to Nashville, the museum may be able to visit with an engaging music or art making program. Programs include the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, a hands-on music-making experience guided by experts; Songwriting 101, an opportunity to write a song as a group with a professional songwriter; and art-making activities that explore country music themes. Program fees start at $100 for a one hour activity. Request a program at your library here.

For libraries outside Middle Tennessee, the museum offers Distance Learning programs, available via videoconference.


The museum’s Digital Collections provide access from afar to our artifacts and archives. Our Digital Resource Portal for educators features primary sources and lesson plans with activities easy to employ in any space. The Watch & Listen section of the museum’s website provides an array of videos from past programs, featuring stories and music from artists, songwriters, master musicians, producers, record executives, scholars, and more.


Is your library hosting a summer reading program? Share the museum’s book list with your readers and encourage them to check out music themed books. Summer reading partners for 2018 include the Tennessee State Library and Archives and Nashville Public Library. Tennessee readers who complete summer reading through their local library are eligible for a 2018 Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum summer reading patch or button pack and free museum admission.

Book lists for elementary, middle school, and young adult readers: