what we fund

our initiatives

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 with your support you are directly fostering our entire community’s growth and development.
nurturing children & teens
conversations around equity & collections
empowering adults
Puppetry ArtsWishing Chair Productions & The Puppet Truck’s magic have delighted for decades.Learn More
Studio NPLStudio NPL is an innovative, technology-driven learning environment for teens.Learn More
NAZASupporting programs to guide Nashville's middle school students.Learn More
Limitless LibrariesA partnership between NPL and MNPS to strengthen school libraries.Learn More
Bringing Books to LifeThis is an essential program that takes Library resources on the road.Learn More

about us

history & mission

Founded in 1997, the Nashville Public Library Foundation expands what’s possible for the Library and thus for our community. By raising critical funds, as city dollars only go so far, the Foundation allows the Library to meet our community member’s evolving needs.

rather donate your time?

volunteer at the library

The Library is always looking for support with shelving, scanning and pulling books, as well as opportunities to help patrons. You can also join a Friends of the Library group by connecting with your branch location and branch manager.
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