Friends of Smyrna Library (FOSL) is a 501© (3) nonprofit organization formed to promote the Smyrna Library and its activities through special programs, exhibits, and materials beyond regular resources of the library.

If you would like to volunteer with the Friends of Smyrna Library, please fill out our Volunteer Survey Form.

To join, complete the FOSL membership formLike us on Facebook today!

Contact  FOSL at

Volunteer at Smyrna

  1. Helping cut crafts out for story time programs

  2. Helping call patrons about book holds

  3. Shelf Reading

  4. Serving on a committee:

    • Nominating

    • Fundraiser-Annual

    • Hospitality

    • Public Relations

    • Membership

  5. Serving on the Board in the future

  6. Helping to man the FOSL booth at Depot Days to promote our organization

  7. Helping to man the Annual Scholastic Book Fair

    • This involves handling money, charge cards, checks and running the credit card machine

  8. Helping to write grants    


Title: FOSL October 2017 - October 2018 Accomplishments

  • Individual members provided Halloween Candy for Story Time Treat or Trick -October 2017
  • $500 for Halloween in the Park – Candy and Booth Rent – October 2017
  • Presented a Little Friends Library “blank canvas’ library to BSA Pack 380 (Smyrna Primary) -October 2017
  • FOSL Board members provided drinks & desserts for RCLS Board Meeting at SPL - November, 2017
  • FOSL members manned the 2017 Smyrna Public Library Scholastic Book Fair -Nov./Dec. 2017
  • $20 Gift Cards for all SPL Staff for Christmas along with special breakfast treats -December 15, 2017
  • Presented a Little Friends Library “blank canvas” to Smyrna West-December 20, 2017
  • Presented a finished Little Friends Library done in a Dr. Seuss motif to SOAC - December 20,2017
  • 2017 Winter Reading Program - $1,000 December, 2017
  • 2018 Tenn-Share Movie License Renewal- $740 - January 2018.
  • 2018 United for Libraries Membership
  • 2018 Friends of Tennessee Libraries Membership
  • 2018 Summer Reading Program – $2300 January 2018
  • Received $5000 Grant from Smyrna Rotary for SUSL Phrase 3 Projects February 4, 2018
  • Presented a Little Friends Library “blank canvas” to Smyrna Head Start at John Coleman Elementary- March 13, 2018
  • Individual members donated candy and plastic eggs for the Youth Services Dept. Story Time Egg Hunts -March, 2018
  • FOTL Recognition Award-$100-May 2018
  • Members provided treats for SPL staff during National Library Week
  • Received $2,102.57 Grant from MTEC for SPL Bathrooms Remodel – August 2018
  • FOSL members manned the FOSL Booth at 2018 Depot Days -September 2018

Friends of Smyrna Library Board- 2018

Brittany Stevens - President

Rebecca Lucier Cowan - Vice President

Tabby Loyal - Secretary

Joel Parks - Treasurer

Roseanne Peppers - Outgoing President

Cynthia Harmon

Sherri Allen

Aaron Lovett

Nikki Sasser



For information about Smyrna Friends, contact the Smyrna Library at (615) 459-4884.