What We Do

Inspire Children and Encourage Teens

Gifts to the Foundation fund the library’s award-winning programs that open little ones’ eyes to the wonders of books, the delights of story time and the enchantment of puppet shows. They provide after school programs and state-of-the-art Studio spaces that invite teens to stretch their minds and explore their creativity.

Bringing Books to Life

Limitless Libraries

Nashville After Zone Alliance

Studio NPL

Foster Lifelong Learning and
Community Engagement

The library makes it easy to challenge the mind, experience the delight of discovery and gain and share new knowledge at any age. Foster a lifetime of engagement and enjoyment and join us for community concerts, best-selling author talks and more – all made free to the public – thanks to gifts from our generous community.

Summer Reading


Courtyard Concerts

Adult Literacy

Advance Library Collections and Resources

Books, movies and music – whether tangible or digital – are the true heart of the library. Gifts to the library fund the Civil Rights Room, Special Collections and enhance the library’s collection of more than 2 million books and materials.

Popular Materials

Special Collections

Movies and Music

Books and Other Materials