Mayor Dean celebrates opening of a Goodlettsville Branch Library

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean will give remarks at the ribbon-cutting of the new Goodlettsville Branch Library, 205 Rivergate Parkway, at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8.

 The new 16,000-square-foot building is four times the size of the current Goodlettsville branch and was built in accordance with LEED Silver Certification guidelines. One special feature is an interactive history wall, which allows visitors to access video, audio, photos and text documents that highlight Goodlettsville’s history. The building also features a children’s area, teen area, more than 35 public-use computers and a 100-person meeting room. It is the first library in the Nashville Public Library system with a café-style coffee and vending area.

Two public art installations, funded by the Metro Arts Commission Percent for Art fund, were integrated into the new library design. Nashville artist Carrie McGee created the sculpture suspended over the round information desk. The acrylic and stainless steel sculpture, entitled Continuum, is made up of a series of “pages” that incorporate historical images of Goodlettsville. The installation is the city’s first piece of neighborhood art. A second piece will be dedicated later in the fall.