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Nicole Kidman Stars In Nashville Library Campaign
The Nashville Public Library wants to raise $2 million in the next year from its everyday patrons. And backing will come in a big way from actress Nicole Kidman -- who also happens to be one of those regular library-goers, someone who checks out books with her two daughters and attends storytime events and puppet shows. Kidman said in a recent interview with another notable local, author Ann Patchett, to publicize the campaign, "I love libraries, in general, and I particularly like the Nashville library. It's a community hangout — with a meaning." All told, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, which is a nonprofit that bolsters the city-funded library, plans to raise $15 million as part of the "Write the Next Chapter" campaign. Kidman supports the library's traditional book-lending role, and also its modern approaches to fostering literacy and learning through classes and events that bring people together.