Next Chapter Society

Next Chapter Society members of the Nashville Public Library Foundation are civic-minded, emerging leaders who play a critical role in sustaining and enhancing the Library’s award-winning programs.  By collecting membership fees, hosting fundraising events, volunteering at Foundation events and advocating for the Library, the Next Chapter Society helps children and adults learn vital reading skills, inspires teens to explore technology in state-of-the-art spaces and brings the community together to hear award-winning authors, enjoy visual art exhibits and hear live music.

Become a member of the Next Chapter Society and join a network of dedicated emerging leaders who support and empower one of our city’s greatest resources – the Nashville Public Library.

With an annual membership to the Next Chapter Society, you will receive:

  • Welcome pack with an exclusive NCS library card
  • Opportunities to network with other library-loving peers at our free NCS Book Club, Member Socials and Happy Hour events with NPLF Board Members
  • Discounted tickets to NCS fundraising events
  • Invitations to volunteer at special events like Salon@615 author talks and NPLF’s Literary Award Gala
  • Outreach opportunities to represent NPLF at community events
  • Invitation to apply for a leadership position on the Next Chapter Society Council

Upcoming Events 

Board Networking

Join NCS for the unique opportunity to mix and mingle with NPLF Board members. These events are geared towards a specific industry, held online, and open to anyone. For more information and to sign up, visit our Board Networking page.

Monthly Book Club

The NCS Book Club offers a lively and relaxed discussion about the select book and themes addressed in the book. All are welcome, including non-members and those who have not read the book.

Our August book club will be in-person at Fat Bottom Brewery in The Nations, 800 44th Avenue North.

Literary Trivia (resuming in Fall 2021)

Enjoy a fun evening playing solo or with friends from near and far for a chance to win great prizes, all while supporting one of our city’s greatest resources — Nashville Public Library!  We promise you will have a blast, even if you think you’re “not good at trivia!” Learn more and register here:

For updates and opportunities, sign up for our monthly e-news, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram. To learn more about NCS membership, contact us at or 615-862-5843.

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