The Power of Unconventional Giving 

By NPLF What if you stumbled upon something in your home that could be repurposed to benefit your community? This was the case for Anne Paine, who recently made a remarkable contribution by donating a rare 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Jefferson Proof Dollar Coin, one of only 10 known to still be in its […]

Introducing String City Special Performer- Mary Gauthier

By NPLF The Nashville Public Library Foundation is proud to present Mary Gauthier as this year’s String City performer. Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated American folk singer-songwriter and author whose work masterfully explores the complexities of love, loss, resilience, and triumph.   Gauthier has always been an avid reader. “When I was a kid, my mama […]

String City

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 […]

Library Advocates Help Secure $1.96M Increase in FY24 NPL Operating Budget

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 […]

The Next Chapter Society, A Powerful Force for NPLF

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 […]