Saturday, September 26th 9-11am
At the Nashville Public Television parking lot (161 Rains Ave)
Join Book'em as we gather books and community-wide support for Nashville's kids! Inspired by The Magic School Bus, guests at The Big Book DRIVE car parade will remain in their cars and take a Mrs. Frizzle style field trip through literacy.
On the field trip you will...
Learn about literacy in Nashville and visit a Bongo Java coffee & Loveless Cafe biscuit pit stop
Have the option to participate in the Nokian Tyres car decorating contest
Have the opportunity to make a monetary and/or book donation to Book'em.
Bring a monetary and/or book donation to drop off during the car parade
- Books: New or gently used children's books for children ages 0-18
- Monetary donations: Checks made payable to Book'em are preferred. We will also accept cash, or you can make a donation today using this form.
- You may come at any time between 9-11am to participate in the event.
- If you plan to bring more than 10 books, please have your books packed in a sealed cardboard box Book’em can keep. Please make sure boxes do not exceed 25 lbs.
Car decorating contest hosted by Nokian Tyres
Create your own magic school bus! Our celebrity judges, including Scott Hamilton, A.J. Hilton, Ketch Secor, and Lisa Spencer, will choose three winners after the event. Prizes from Local Nashville businesses, like Batch Nashville, will be delivered to winners.
Help us make the event as contactless as possible!
If you plan to make a book or financial donation in the car parade, Please RSVP with your information below. That way all you'll have to do is roll down your window or pop your trunk so our volunteers can retrieve your donation!
If you plan to bring more than 10 books, please have your books packed in a sealed cardboard box Book’em can keep. Please make sure boxes do not exceed 25 lbs
Can't make it, but want to support?
- We will be collecting books September 21st-25th across the city. Check out our event page to find a drop off point close to you.
- You may use this form to make a financial donation
Thank you for your support of Book'em and Nashville's kids!