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Talking Library Volunteer - Main Library

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ORGANIZATION: Nashville Public Library

  • 101 people are interested
Books are Only Half the Story

About the Talking Library: Nashville Talking Library is an audio-information service of Nashville Public Library. We read aloud current newspapers, magazines, books, and special programs to print-impaired residents. We are on the air seven days a week, at all hours. Listeners use special radios which we loan at no charge to eligible individuals in Nashville and Davidson County.

Volunteer assignment: Volunteers read newspapers live on the air. They also record books and magazines at our studios at Main Library downtown. Our recording hours are flexible, during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm).

Current needs: We especially need volunteers who can read The Tennessean newspaper once each week, 9 am - 11 am, Monday - Friday.

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About Nashville Public Library


615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219, US

Mission Statement

Nashville Public Library is committed to:

  • Extending the benefits and joys of reading, lifelong learning, and discovery to all people through collections and services;
  • Promoting the value and power of knowledge, essential in an informed democracy, by providing open and equal access to the records and opinions of the world;
  • Providing emerging technologies and instruction as a gateway to information resources
    within and beyond our walls;
  • Serving the community with integrity and skill;
  • Providing an environment welcoming to all people which serves as a gathering place within the community;
  • Preserving and sharing across generations the wisdom, culture, and history of our community.


The Nashville Public Library has a Main Library downtown, an Archives, a Talking Library service, and 20 branches throughout the city. Our 300 regular volunteers help us with a variety of tasks.


Media & Broadcasting
People with Disabilities
Community, Media & Broadcasting, People with Disabilities


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615 Church StreetNashville, TN 37219



  • Literacy / Reading


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 50 hours minimum; 1x per week for 2-3 hours

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