2022 Summer Reading Program

Special Guests at Smyrna Library

 No sign up or Library card required 

Special Guests :

Ballon Artist June 8th 10:00 am

Bilungual Storytime June 15th 10:00 am

Magician June 22nd 10:00 am

Runaway Puppet Theater June 29th 10:00 am

Mr Bond and the Science Guys July 6th 10:00 am

Dandy DJ and a Princess Party July 13th 10:00 am

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Rutherford County Library System would like to take this opportunity to remind you to participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program! Please call or stop by Youth Services at any of our branches for more information on this free program. 

Books From Birth

Governor's Books from Birth Foundation -- Thanks to Rutherford Books from Birth, your preschool age child can receive a free book by mail every month. Visit Rutherford Books from Birth to find out more or register online!

To register your child (ages 5 and below) or to update your mailing address, contact Elsa Britt at 615-962-7424.

Read With Maggie

Children working on their reading skills can sit and read to a certified Music City Pet Partners therapy dog, Maggie!

Registration is required. Each session with Maggie is 10 minutes.

Maggie visits the Smyrna Public Library on the first and third Thursday afternoon of each month 

From 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.

April 7th & 21st

May 5th & 19th

June 2nd & 16th

You can email smyrnalibraryyouthservicestn@gmail.com
or call/text 615-768-9812 today to reserve your session!

Write Like a Poet!

Write like a Poet!

Practice your creative poetry writing skills with other people. For ages 8 to 12.

Each month we will look at diffrent poets, forms, and genres of poetry. 

Held at the Smyrna Library every 2nd Saturday of the month at 11 A.M.
For more information email danderson@rclstn.org or call 615-984-7480

PreTeen D&D

The Smyrna Library will hold twice a month Dungeons and Dragons sessions for young people between the ages of 10-12.

Create a character, tell your story, and have an adventure!

All people, from beginners to pros, are invited to participate.

Family Storytime

Hello, Friends! You are invited to visit the Smyrna Public Library on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for storytime!

Your whole family can enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. This storytime is for children of all ages! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate!

Silly Song and Dance

Join Ms. Nicole for Silly Song and Dance every Monday at 10 A.M. at Smyrna Public Library This is an exciting high energy program for all ages.  Our songs are geared for toddlers and preschoolers to stretch, dance, and sing! We will learn about shapes, colors, letters, and numbers while singing and dancing.  Adult participation is encouraged.

Family Matinee

Come join us at the Smyrna Library for a showing of Moana! 

June 25th at 2 P.M.

Bring your favorite movie snacks!

Rated PG for peril, some scary images and brief thematic elements


Family Bingo

Come to Smyrna Public Library and enjoy BINGO on the Lawn!  Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs.

(In the event of rain, BINGO will be moved inside)

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at Smyrna Public Library is a group of teens dedicated to supporting and promoting the Smyrna Public Library.

Being a TAB member involves:

  • Helping Smyrna Library's Youth Services Department implement quality young adult programming (book displays, events, clubs, and more!)
  • Gaining valuable skills through library service.
  • Networking with library staff for professional recommendations.
  • Building a young adult community and making friends at the Smyrna Library!
  • Creating the types of events and programming YOU want to see at your library.

The mission of the Smyrna Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is to proactively seek out new ideas and projects to improve how Smyrna Library serves the young adult community (ages 12-18).

Smyrna Library's Teen Advisory Board meets on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00pm

For any questions concerning TAB at Smyrna Public Library, please email Danny Anderson: danderson@rclstn.org

Dungeons & Dragons for Teens


The Smyrna Library will hold twice a month Dungeons and Dragons sessions for young people between the ages of 13-17.

Create a character, tell your story, and have an adventure!

All people, from beginners to pros, are invited to participate.

Summer Teen Volunteers at Smyrna Public Library (June - August)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Smyrna Public Library. This section is intended for Teen Volunteers ages 13-18 (if you are 18+, please contact Stephanie Jones at sjones@rclstn.org or Al Brittain at abrittain@rclstn.org). We are currently NOT taking applications for the Summer volunteer season. We will resume taking application in August for the Fall. 

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Danny Anderson or Amy Barbieri at danderson@rclstn.org or abarbieri@rclstn.org

Welcome to the Smyrna Public Library Story Book Walk!

Smyrna Public Library's Story Book Walk features pages of a children's picture book posted on signs along the Town of Smyrna Parks & Recreation Greenway Trail that encircles the library.

Both the library and greenway trail are located in the J.J. McWilliams Old Rock School Park at 400 Enon Springs Road West in Smyrna.

The Story Book Walk is an innovative outdoor activity promoting literacy and physical activity by encouraging visitors of all ages to read new picture books each month while moving along the trail.


Our Current Sponsor

Thank you to Veritas Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the June 2022 Story Book Walk!


Interested in being a Story Book Walk sponsor?

Contact ggraves@rclstn.org for more information.

PDF icon2022.Story Book Walk Sponsorship Letter Updated 2022.docx.pdf


Contact us about the Story Book Walk

Did you recently visit the Story Book Walk? Let us know how many children and adults visited by sending us a text at 615-930-0948 or email at SmyrnaLibraryYouthServicesTN@gmail.com! 

Follow our Smyrna Story Book Walk Facebook page to stay up to date on the Story Book Walk!

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