Passport program header with passport stamp and graphics of roadways, map, and passport
The Passport Program encourages families to enhance summer reading with visits to area museums and attractions

About the program

When you pair reading and hands-on experience, your world expands in both time and space. We're excited to partner with 15 local sites to enrich our Summer Library Club. Each visit to one of the participating attractions will count one hour towards your reading goal, up to a total of five hours. If you complete activities at 10 organizations, you can enter a drawing at Visit Knoxville for a grand prize basket of goodies from area businesses. NOTE: Admission fees may apply. 

Get Started

Put on your traveling shoes, pick up your passport, and explore your world! Your passport awaits you at any Library location or participating museum or attraction, starting May 19. What will you do at each place? Glad you asked: 

Historical Homes - Subject to change.

Science and Nature - Subject to change.

Arts and Culture - Subject to change.

Library Programs - Subject to change.

  • Bricks for Kids - Learn, build and play
  • David Claunch - storyteller, bubble blower and balloon artist
  • Dollywood presents Pretend - bringing a favorite book to life
  • Dr. Al Hazari - experience the wonder of science
  • Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley - dog tales
  • KAT Storytimes - the wheels on the bus
  • Michael Messing - Magician extrordinaire
  • The Muse Knoxville - Steam activites and Stem Structures
  • Saturday Stories and Songs - Weekend programs
  • Sparky and Rhonda - Heroes and Hard Times
  • Shakespeare for Kids - Workshops on the Bard
  • Zoo Knoxville - Animal Tales


Participating attractions