Nashville, TN: Nashville Public Library Foundation

Nashville Library Gives Incarcerated Teens the Freedom to Create

How a local public library in Nashville is using digital media to help teens see themselves as readers, and much more.

It began with a simple library lending program.

When funding for the library at the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, Tennessee, was slashed in 2015, the staff there reached out to their local public library for help. Read the rest »

Nashville, TN: Nashville Public Library Foundation

Hang Out, Mess Around, Geek Out—Studio NPL Puts Pro-Grade Media In The Hands Of Youth

An initiative to fill community spaces with programs using innovative equipment, software, and professionals is teaching youth how to learn by immersing them in digital arts.

Libraries have changed since my childhood in the 1980s. It’s unlikely I’ll ever again hear the soft hiss of a microfiche viewer speeding through decades of newsprint. Read the rest »