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By supporting the Nashville Public Library Foundation, you are building a more literate, imaginative and equitable Nashville. The Library has the historic trust and wide reach to create real change in our city, and through  your support, you are directly fostering our entire community’s growth and development.

Early Literacy

You are supporting the Library’s award winning programming that nurtures our children and teens. All children deserve such a place to grow and thrive. Through the fantastical productions from Wishing Chair Productions’ puppet theatre and the Studio NPL STEAM programming, Nashville’s children and teens have the opportunity to develop strong literacy skills, expand their imaginations, and develop the foundations for success.

Life Skills

You are supporting the Library’s life-changing programming that empowers adults. Technology classes, resources for jobseekers, language classes, wellness classes, and connections to social services help our adult patrons to learn critical skills, receive support, and reach their goals. All adults deserve to learn skills and get the tools to live informed, choice-filled lives.



Nashville Public Library serves as a vital hub of connection, as a gathering space, as well as a catalyst for meaningful interaction and important conversations. Within its branches and programs, patrons find the skills and tools needed to thrive in society, to meet their most basic needs, to enrich their lives and build community in the process.

Celebrate Impacts

Votes for Women

The Votes for Women Room was created to mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the constitution. Since its creation, over 42,575 people have visited the exhibit and library staff have conducted over 100 programs for groups.

Civil Rights Room

The space serves as a place to explore the societal impact of local history and invites contemplation of the future through scheduled engagements educating visitors on injustice and human rights. Each year 10,000 visitors experience this important space.

Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA)

Nashville After Zone Alliance ( NAZA) is a public-private partnership that provides funding and capacity building to community partners to increase access to transformative learning experiences for youth during out-of-school time. Currently, NAZA supports local partners at over 50 locations to provide programs for more than 1,200 students 

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