Donations and Memorials
Donations can be made to any branch to purchase library materials, equipment, or to sponsor library programs.
Memorial & Tribute Contributions
Gifts in memory or in honor of a family member or friend are welcomed. Contributions can be made to any branch to purchase library materials. There are several ways to make a contribution to your library:
Memorial books may be purchased with contributions of $35 and above. A memorial book is a simple, thoughtful way to honor the memory of a loved one. Library staff will select a book in the subject area of your choice. A bookplate is placed in the front of each memorial book showing the name of the deceased and the donor. We will send a letter to family members notifying them of your gift.
Tribute books may be purchased with contributions of $35 and above. A tribute book is a wonderful way to honor loved ones on a special occasion — such as a birthday or holiday, wedding or anniversary, graduation or promotion — to recognize a special achievement, or to show thanks to a business or a friend. Library staff will select a book in the subject area of your choice. A bookplate is placed in the front of each tribute book showing the name of the honoree and the donor. We will send a letter to the honoree notifying them of your gift.
Memorial Book Fund
All contributions below $35 will be placed in a memorial book fund. These funds are used to strengthen areas of the collection. A bookplate will be placed in the books selected stating: This book was purchased with contributions to the memorial book fund. Neither the name of the deceased nor the donor will appear in these books. We will send a letter to family members notifying them of your gift.
Donations of Materials
Books, audio-visual materials, and other items may be donated to any library location (Donation Policy). Materials not used in the library’s collection will be sold at library book sales. You may request a tax receipt stating the number of items donated.
We will be happy to answer your questions if you are interested in finding out more about making a donation to the Rutherford County Library System. For any questions on donations and memorials, please contact your local branch contact:
Linebaugh (Main Branch): Mindy Barrett 615-893-4131 email
Smyrna: Stephanie Jones 615-459-4884, ext 215 email
MGL: Kristen Birckholtz email
EAG: Donna Jordon 615-274-2626 email
TEC: Kathleen Tyree 615-962-7864 email
HRC: Kayla Howard 615-947-9110 email
Your gifts support these libraries:
Linebaugh Public Library
105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro TN 37130
Eagleville Bicentennial Library
317 Hwy. 99, Eagleville TN 37060
Myrtle Glanton Lord Library
Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd.,Murfreesboro TN 37130
Smyrna Public Library
400 Enon Springs Rd. West, Smyrna TN 37167
Technology Engagement Center (TEC)
306 Minerva Dr, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Historical Research Center (HRC)
435 Rice St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130