Tuesday, July 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2020

CONTACT:  Rita Shacklett, rshacklett@rclstn.org

As the Rutherford County Library System continues under Phase Two of their reopening to the public, all branches of the library system will require face masks to be worn by those entering their facilities as of Wednesday, July 22, in accordance to the Rutherford County Mayor’s mask mandate.

The RCLS Board of Directors approved this amendment to Phase Two of the reopening plan during their monthly meeting on Monday, July 20.

Along with the addition of the mask requirement, the Board approved for three branches (Eagleville, MGL, and the Technology Engagement Center) to discontinue their Senior Hour service. Linebaugh and Smyrna branches will continue to provide Senior Hour the first hour of operations each day.

For those who do not feel comfortable wearing a mask into the library, curbside service is still available and recommended for use.

Director of Libraries, Rita Shacklett, says “We will continue at RCLS to work to stay safe together while providing quality service during these trying times.”

Modified hours of operation continue as follows:

Linebaugh (Main Branch): 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday. Curbside is available from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Smyrna Public Library: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Curbside is available from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

MGL in Patterson Park: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturdays.

Technology Engagement Center (TEC): 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Closed on Sunday.

RCLS Bookmobile: Visit our Facebook or website to learn more about Bookmobile locations and times during August.

RCLS staff continue to wear masks when working with the public. Sneeze guards have been installed at service desks, and public computers have been separated to comply with social distancing guidelines. All branches are limited to 50% occupancy during Phase Two. 

There will be no public events in August at any of our libraries, though some meeting rooms may be available with capacity limitations.

For this and more information, please visit our website at rclstn.org or call your local branch.

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.