Nashville Public Library Foundation Welcomes New Board Chair and Directors Focused on Building Awareness for Nashville’s Essential Public Library System

July 1, 2024  Nashville, Tenn., – Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF), a non-profit organization advancing the impact and reach of Nashville Public Library (NPL) programs and initiatives, welcomes six new members to its Board of Directors for fiscal year 2025. These new members will enhance NPLF’s strategic initiatives and join a dedicated board of leaders, […]

Meet the Board: Alvaro Manrique Barrenechea, Program Chair

When Alvaro moved to the United States in February 2015, his first U.S. account was with his local library. Despite not having a Social Security number or a U.S.-issued ID, he was able to access the vast resources offered by the library. This experience left an indelible mark on him.  “Every time I visit one of our library branches, I’m reminded of how special it is and how fortunate we are to have such a resource, which isn’t available everywhere,” he says.