Welcome to NPLF’s new website, including our new blog! Here you will find the latest news and information on what’s happening with the Foundation, meet our team and supporters, and get an inside look at the transformational work happening at Nashville Public Library thanks to the generosity of NPLF donors. NPLF is about powering literacy, […]
Celebrate a uniquely Nashville evening featuring the history of Country Music told through puppetry arts and live music.
Look back at the titans honored through this Gala celebration and beloved public lecture.
Experience our most family-friendly event of the year.
View all upcoming dates for this behind the scenes tour of NPL.
At Nashville Public Library Foundation, we believe that every Nashville community deserves access to adequately-funded libraries with facilities, resources, and staff to provide quality educational support, cultural programming, and economic and job development programs. Simply put, NPL is as essential to our quality of life and well-being as waste collection, water, and electricity. A public-private […]
Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry is a lively telling of the history of country music, with a Nashville emphasis. Partnering with Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions created the show that uses marionettes, rod puppetry, shadow/animation puppetry, and more to portray country music’s legacy through songs and […]
It is with excitement and gratitude that we announce Metro Council’s approval to allocate an additional $1.96M to Nashville Public Library’s FY24 Operating Budget. Mayor Cooper put forth to Metro Council an NPL budget increase of $1,323,300. Council voted to allocate funds for all items in the mayor’s budget proposal, plus an additional $633,000, to […]
By Claudia Schenck A Literary Gathering that’s Lots of Fun! Each spring, Carnegie Society members gather for good food and good conversation around discussion of a great book. Past Books:
The Next Chapter Society, A Powerful Force for NPLF With a membership of nearly 90 members, and a 25-member Council comprised of some of the city’s most talented and dedicated emerging leaders, the Next Chapter Society is a powerful force for advancing the Foundation’s mission. Over the past five years, NCS has transformed from a […]
Established in 2004, the Nashville Public Library Literary Award recognizes distinguished authors for their illustrious contributions to the world of books, literacy, and reading. Each year, we bring an outstanding individual to Nashville for a weekend-long celebration honoring their achievements while simultaneously raising critical funding in support of NPL’s essential education and literacy programs and […]