The Memphis Library Foundation partnered with Creative Aging Mid-South to present the Senior Studio program, which provides a plethora of engaging activities for seniors to enjoy. This endeavor was made possible through generous grant funding from ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Thanks to the ingenuity of the Memphis Library Foundation’s first executive director, Diane Jalfon, and generous funding from the Kresge Foundation, the Libraries Inside/Out project provided exterior improvements to the Cornelia Crenshaw Library in South Memphis and the Randolph Library in Highland Heights.
From preschoolers to seniors and everyone in between, the library is a hub of access for each and every Memphian. Here’s a glimpse into what we have been up to lately:
901Voices, sponsored by the Plough Foundation, collects oral histories, reminiscences, and family stories from Memphians in order to enhance the Library’s Memphis and Shelby County Room’s local history collections
In December 2020, Memphis Library Foundation received a $5,000 unrestricted donation from Plains All American Pipeline. We accepted this gift hastily and without the due diligence needed to determine if the organization’s goals align with our goals. The Foundation is committed to serving the people of Memphis, particularly those in neighborhoods that have been historically underserved and overlooked. We do not believe our mission is in alignment with the work of Plains All American Pipeline. Therefore, we have returned the donation in full.
Christine M. Weinreich, JD
Memphis Library Foundation