Who We Are

The Nashville Public Library Foundation

The Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) is a committed community of leaders, learners and innovative achievers dedicated to supporting and empowering one of our city’s greatest resources – the Nashville Public Library.

Founded in 1997 as a 501(c) 3 organization, NPLF has raised more than $47 million to advance the impact and reach of NPL programs and initiatives. These gifts allow the Nashville Public Library to encourage young minds to read. They give teens a safe space to explore state-of-the-art technologies after school and provide training and resources to adults and new Americans in need of support. They help unemployed and underemployed patrons find jobs, navigate today’s digitally based society and broaden minds through community concerts, author appearances and visual art exhibits.