Thursday, December 19, 2019

Resolve to read! Linebaugh Public Library will hold the first annual Harry Nelson Memorial Winter Reading Program from January 26 through March 7, 2020. Linebaugh’s program has been renamed to honor the memory of one of its regular patrons, Harry Nelson, who loved to tell stories and listen to roots music.

Linebaugh Library will celebrate Mr. Nelson and the reading program with a kickoff event at the library on Saturday, January 18th 2020 at 12.30 pm. The Jake Leg Stompers will play prewar roots music at 1 pm. 

Patrons are challenged to meet a goal of reading and reviewing at least six books over the course of the program.  That’s six books in six weeks or a book each week. All formats are accepted and count toward the goal of six books. Patrons may sign up for the program beginning January 18.

Each week, one reviewer will be randomly selected to receive a free book.

At the conclusion of the program, every person who has met the goal will be awarded a gift card from Simply Pure Sweets. They will also receive a waiver for up to $5 in library fines.

One person completing six reviews will receive a Grand Prize: a $100 gift card to The Garden Patch Thrift Shoppe, connected to Greenhouse Ministries, a copy each of this year’s Booker Prize winners, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. The name of the winner will also be engraved on a plaque to be displayed in the library.

The 2020 Harry Nelson Memorial Winter Reading Program is sponsored by The Friends of Linebaugh Library.

For more information about the Winter Reading Program, please email David O’Flaherty, doflaherty@rclstn.org.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Drive. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit www.rclstn.org.