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PROGRAMS
SPOTL IGHT
Studio NPL
The teen years are a complex time that plays
out inside and beyond the classroom. With
a safe and supportive “third space” beyond
homes and schools, students can fill this
time with creativity, personal development,
and practical learning. Studio NPL provides
students with such a space, where
mentors help teens find their voices
through dynamic learning experiences
and cutting-edge technologies.  
This past year, teens have visited Studio NPL
learning spaces more than 25,000 times to
participate in one of 1,909 workshops or to
work on their own projects. Drop in on any
of Nashville Public Library’s eight studios
or mobile lab sites, and you’ll see students
collaborating and sharing ideas. You’ll
What I love about
the Studio is its
openness to
everyone and how
much is possible
there. I've developed
friendships with
people that I
never thought
I would through
having the space
in common.
Rachel, Studio NPL student
Through these creative opportunities,
mentors help teens lay a foundation
of confidence, critical thinking, and
digital literacy. This year, 86% of students
participating in Studio NPL reported
an increase in their understanding of
technology tools, and 68% reported an
awareness of new careers and career
pathways. Most importantly, Studio NPL
motivates teens to venture out of their
comfort zones and become self-directed
learners: 88% of participating teens
reported gaining confidence and life skills
over the past year.
Though it may look like all fun and games,
Studio NPL is a launch pad that will propel
teens into a thriving life beyond high
school, wherever their creativity may lead.
also find mentors, creative and technical
professionals, teaching teens how to bring
their ideas to life. From tracking beats to
shooting videos, performing slam poems
to using 3D printers, Studio NPL is a place
of possibility.
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86% of students participating in
Studio NPL reported an increase
in their understanding of
technology tools
N A S H V I L L E P U B L I C L I B R A R Y A N D T H E N A S H V I L L E P U B L I C L I B R A R Y F O U N D AT I O N





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