Since 1957, the Friends of the Nashville Public Library has faithfully played a crucial role in accomplishing the Library’s mission to “inspire reading, advance learning and connect the community” through a wide range of fundraising, advocacy and volunteerism initiatives.
Recent discussions around expanding the Library’s reach into the community have presented the need for a solution that would continue to empower the Friends in their activity, while integrating the broader fundraising and advocacy efforts with those of the Nashville Public Library Foundation, combining each groups’ strengths to create maximized impact and new ways to support the library at the community level.
On July 1, 2018, the next chapter of the Friends’ rich history began through an exciting new partnership with the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Joining forces, both the Friends and Foundation will continue to support the library by working together to extend the library’s reach and create enriching experiences that will impact communities all across the greater Nashville area.
Become A Friend
Make a one-time or monthly donation to support the transformative programs the library provides to everyone in the community.
Join a Friends Group at your local branch to help raise funds and act as a community advocate for the library your family knows and loves.
Volunteer! Your branch is always looking for support with shelving, scanning and pulling books. There are also lots of opportunities to help patrons.
Your local NPL branch relies on their Friends Group to host Book Sales and other fundraising events, promote programs and projects and advocate on behalf of the Library. Groups are always looking for new members, and those branches without a Friends Group need a leader who will help get a group started.
Join a Group
Talking Library Friends
Start a Group
Ready to become a member of a Friends Group at your branch?
Complete a volunteer application, and be sure to include “Friends Group” in the notes.
Various branch libraries have a constantly changing selection of books for sale anytime during regular library hours; ask library staff if there is a shelf or cart of books for sale – you just may be surprised. Cash or check only.
August 1 – 4; December 5 – 8
March 28 – 31; September 24 – 29; December 1 – 4
April 23: Spirit Night at Farm Burger
4013 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
Join us in supporting the Friends of Richland Park Library for a fundraising Spirit Night at Farm Burger. 10% of total sales from 4 – 9pm will be donated to benefit Richland Park Branch of NPL. Funds raised tonight will be used for educational toys and rocking chairs for our children’s area, and adult and youth events such as kids yoga and creative writing workshops.
Sign up now to learn more about the exciting work our Friends are doing to help support the award-winning programs and services that make the Nashville Public Library the best in the country.
Special Thanks to Our Generous Sponsor