Tennessee: Nashville Public Library Master Plan Features Expansion, Updates
The Nashville Public Library Facilities Master Plan has called for eight new library branches and the relocation and reconstruction of seven locations through 2040.
The plan would mark the biggest library expansion since the 1990s.
“As Nashville grows, the library needs to grow, too,” said Nashville Library Director Kent Oliver, who is nearing his fifth year as head of the city’s public library system. “We say a city with a great library is a great city, and we still believe that. In order for us to be great, we need to continue to grow with this city.”
Of Nashville’s 21 libraries, six are 50 years or older and another six are at least 20 years old. Each lacks the space and modern amenities to meet the demands of patrons.
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See Also: Full Text of Nashville Public Library Master Plan (December 2016)
38 pages; PDF.
See Also: Library Board Approves Facilities Master Plan, After-Hours Events At Main Location (via NPL)
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