Bridging the Digital Divide: Empowering Seniors Through Digital Inclusion 

By NPLF In an increasingly digital world, access to technology and the internet is not merely a convenience but a necessity. Yet, for many seniors, navigating this digital landscape can be daunting. Nashville Public Library (NPL), through its Digital Inclusion program, is making significant strides to ensure that seniors are not left behind and are […]

Meet the Board: Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea, Program Chair

When Alvaro moved to the United States in February 2015, his first U.S. account was with his local library. Despite not having a Social Security number or a U.S.-issued ID, he was able to access the vast resources offered by the library. This experience left an indelible mark on him.  “Every time I visit one of our library branches, I’m reminded of how special it is and how fortunate we are to have such a resource, which isn’t available everywhere,” he says.  

Spotlight on NAZA

By NPLF Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) is a partnership between Nashville Public Library, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Metro Parks and the Mayor’s Office, and over 30 youth development organizations, aiming to increase equitable access to out-of-school time learning experiences for youth. NAZA achieves this by investing in afterschool and summer programs, enhancing the capacity […]

Nashville Public Library and Its Staff Celebrated at Metro Council Meeting

April 19, 2024  [Nashville, TN] – Metro Council unanimously passed a resolution on April 2, 2024, recognizing National Library Week and honoring the volunteers and staff of Nashville Public Library. The resolution expresses appreciation for the dedication of Nashville Public Library staff who work tirelessly to serve the community and promote literacy, lifelong learning and […]

Coming To a Branch Near You- Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away

Image of Puppet Truck and Lorraine

By NPLF For the month of February, NPL’s iconic puppet troupe, Wishing Chair Productions, will hit the road to begin touring Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away. Set in the Tennessee hills, Lorraine and her Pawpaw use music to cope with life’s challenges. When a storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere […]

Make Your Voice Heard on the FY24 Capital Budget

At Nashville Public Library Foundation, we envision a library system that is welcoming, well-functioning, and well-maintained. One that provides equitable access to library services and spaces throughout the city. In short, a library system that is well funded. Unfortunately, Nashville Public Library is far from that reality. Due to historic underfunding and long overdue investments […]