Nashville, TN: Studio NPL

Nashville Public Library has opened a series of Learning Labs branded Studio NPL, supporting a city-wide focus on moving youth beyond initial engagement with media, information, and technologies to activities of production, learning, and expertise-building. The flagship site, at the Main Nashville Library, was designed with the help of teen constituents and volunteers, teen T.O.T.A.L. (Totally Outstanding Teen Advocates for the Library) staff, and professionals from Nashville’s vibrant creative community. Studio NPL offers music, digital, and STEM programming throughout all NPL branches with a mix of permanent Studio sites and mobile labs, and partners with youth-serving organizations around the county to bring production centered programming to a variety of community sites and patrons.