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 (social-distanced sessions)

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 15 minutes.

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

Thursday, February 17th (3:30-5:00 pm)

Thursday, March 17th (3:30-5:00 pm)

Thursday, April 21st (3:30-5:00 pm)

Thursday, May 19th (3:30-5:00 pm)

You can email smyrnalibraryyouthservicestn@gmail.com
or call/text 615-984-7480 today to reserve your session!

Creative Writing for Kids!

Write like an Author!

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

Each month we will look at new forms or genres of writing. 

Held at the Smyrna Library every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm 

For more information email danderson@rclstn.org or call 615-984-7480

Family Storytime

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

Children in our community need storytime and we understand that children are a very important part of all sizes of families. If your family includes children of various ages, bring them all. Everyone is welcome to attend this fun, engaging, and free storytime program.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) (in-person)

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 10-17.

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

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

Teen Volunteers at Smyrna Public Library

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 no longer accepting Teen Volunteer applications for the Spring 2022 season. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Brooke Yates at byates@rclstn.org.

Welcome to the Smyrna Public Library Story Book Walk!

Visit Smyrna Public Library's Story Book Walk to follow a picture book walking trail around the library! The Story Book Walk encourages children to walk and read along with a new story book each week to promote literacy, physical activity, and family fun.

Look for the Story Book Walk to begin again in Spring 2022.

Our Current Sponsor

Thank you to Smyrna Artist Cooperative for sponsoring the November 2021 Story Book Walk!

Contact us about the Story Book Walk

To help us keep track of our Story Book Walkers, please let us know how many children and adults visited our Story Book Walk by text at 615-930-0948 or email at SmyrnaLibraryYouthServicesTN@gmail.com! 

We also invite you to like and follow our Smyrna Story Book Walk Facebook page to stay up to date on the newest story books! 

Interested in being a Story Book Walk sponsor? Contact rlawler@rclstn.org for more info! 

2021 Scholastic Book Fair

Dates & Times

Thank you for making our 2021 Scholastic Book Fair a success! 

2022 Summer Reading Program

2022 Summer Reading Program details COMING SOON!
Feel free to check back from time to time for updates on themes and dates.

Note: 2022 Summer Reading volunteer applications will be available in March 2022.

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