Nashville Public Library and Its Staff Celebrated at Metro Council Meeting

April 19, 2024  [Nashville, TN] – Metro Council unanimously passed a resolution on April 2, 2024, recognizing National Library Week and honoring the volunteers and staff of Nashville Public Library. The resolution expresses appreciation for the dedication of Nashville Public Library staff who work tirelessly to serve the community and promote literacy, lifelong learning and […]

The 2024 Carnegie Society Book Club

By NPLF The 2024 Carnegie Society Book Club – hosted by co-chairs Brooks and Bert Mathews and Deborah and Walter Clair, was held in the Special Collections Center of Nashville Public Library’s main branch on April 7, 2024. Carnegie Society members gathered in the Nashville Room – centered between the Civil Rights Room and the […]

Carnegie Society Book Club Celebrates the Story of Belle da Costa Greene

By NPLF Belle da Costa Greene’s impact on history is undeniable, leaving behind a profound legacy. In The Personal Librarian by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray, this year’s Carnegie Society Book Club selection, Greene’s extraordinary life story is portrayed through the lens of historical fiction. Initially serving as the personal librarian to J.P. Morgan […]

Introducing String City Special Performer- Mary Gauthier

By NPLF The Nashville Public Library Foundation is proud to present Mary Gauthier as this year’s String City performer. Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated American folk singer-songwriter and author whose work masterfully explores the complexities of love, loss, resilience, and triumph.   Gauthier has always been an avid reader. “When I was a kid, my mama […]

String City is Back at the Library on March 1

Nashville Public Library Foundation Hosts String City with Special Guest, Mary Gauthier  By NPLF NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) is proud to host String City with special guest Mary Gauthier, a fundraiser for Nashville Public Library set for Friday, March 1. This one-night only event celebrates the legendary puppet show String City: Nashville’s […]

Make Your Voice Heard on the FY24 Capital Budget

At Nashville Public Library Foundation, we envision a library system that is welcoming, well-functioning, and well-maintained. One that provides equitable access to library services and spaces throughout the city. In short, a library system that is well funded. Unfortunately, Nashville Public Library is far from that reality. Due to historic underfunding and long overdue investments […]

NPL and NPLF Announce New Puppet Show Featuring the Work of Kate DiCamillo

Kate Di Camillo In Conversation with Ann Patchett andWishing Chair Productions Premiere La, La, La on Nov. 4  By Ed Brown   NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Nashville Public Library and the Nashville Public Library Foundation are proud host a free event honoring award-winning and “New York Times” best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo, as the 2023 Literary Award winner. […]

NCS Author Ambassador, Julian Vaca on his Creative Journey and the Importance of NPL

In anticipation of our September book club meetup, the Next Chapter Society took some time to chat with author of The Memory Index, Julian R. Vaca. Julian is our NCS Author Ambassador and an enthusiastic supporter of the Nashville Public Library System (and library systems in general, but you catch the drift!). We’re excited to […]

NPLF to Honor Kate DiCamillo as 2023 Literary Award Winner

Nashville Public Library and the Nashville Public Library Foundation are proud to honor award-winning and New York Times best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo, as the 2023 Literary Award winner. DiCamillo’s impressive collection of children’s literature is impactful for readers of all ages, which makes her the ideal recipient for this award, sponsored by UBS and Sandra Schatten Foundation.

New Look, Same Important Work

Welcome to NPLF’s new website, including our new blog!  Here you will find the latest news and information on what’s happening with the Foundation, meet our team and supporters, and get an inside look at the transformational work happening at Nashville Public Library thanks to the generosity of NPLF donors. NPLF is about powering literacy, […]

Library 101

View all upcoming dates for this behind the scenes tour of NPL.