NPLF to Honor Kate DiCamillo as 2023 Literary Award Winner

Nashville Public Library and the Nashville Public Library Foundation are proud to honor award-winning and New York Times best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo, as the 2023 Literary Award winner. DiCamillo’s impressive collection of children’s literature is impactful for readers of all ages, which makes her the ideal recipient for this award, sponsored by UBS and Sandra Schatten Foundation.

In Their Own Voices: Testimonies from NPL Ambassadors

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 […]

Artist Michael Shane Neal Tells His Library Story

By Michael Shane Neal Nashville Public Library hosts the largest collection of internationally recognized portrait artist and Carnegie Society member, Michael Shane Neal’s work. Shane has donated his time and talent to paint a portrait of all Literary Award honorees which can be seen at the main branch’s conference center. We asked him to share […]

NPLF featured on Google Fiber’s Blog

Even in the digital age, libraries continue to serve the central function of connecting many in our communities to the larger world. Today, Shawn Bakker, President of Nashville Public Library Foundation shares how the organization brings additional resources to help serve the library’s clients in new ways, including expanding digital equity across Nashville.  In the […]