The Rutherford County Library System enjoys additional support for building projects and other needs outside of the regular budget through branch Friends groups and the Library Foundation.

About the Foundation

The Rutherford County Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage donations and foster philanthropy in support of the library.


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Types of Donations
  • Cash
  • Gifts of non-cash assets, such as stocks or real estate
  • Gifts of life insurance
  • Gifts of retirement plan assets
  • Bequests under wills
  • Charitable requests
Rutherford County Library Foundation Board Members

Dana Adams
Gloria Bonner
Ginger Boone
Courtney Chavez, Treasurer
Jacqueline Edwards
Jeremy Florida
Whitley Foster, Secretary
Brett Garner
Michelle Griffith
John A. Hinkle, Jr.
Rick Lalance
Lance Lee, Chair
Pettus Read, Vice-Chair
John Trail
Shane Warren

Frequently Asked Questions

How would supporting the library leave a lasting legacy?

  • A community committed to lifelong learning and involvement is a better place to live. Support for the library has the potential to touch each person in our community well into the future. From board books to retirement planning, there’s something for everyone at the library.

What is the difference between the Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library?

  • The Foundation is the primary fundraising arm of the library and its endowment. The Friends are a membership organization that supports the library through Friends-sponsored programs, initiatives, and events such as the monthly book sales.

Isn’t the library supported by my tax dollars?

  • Yes, but it is necessary to supplement the library’s budget in order to provide the best possible library services to our community. Your donation helps provide better library services to more people and ensure funds are available for future library needs.

For more information regarding the Rutherford County Library Foundation, please call (615) 962-7424 or email at foundation

General Information

The Rutherford County Library Foundation meets at the RCLS Administrative Offices (1127B Dow Street) at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the following months: January, April, August, and October. If you are interested in serving on the Foundation Board, please contact Rita Shacklett at 615-962-7424 or

Donations may be tax deductible. Rutherford County Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation established as a public benefit corporation.

Rutherford County Library System is operated by the Library Board and funded by Rutherford County and the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Eagleville.

Contact Information

Rutherford County Library Foundation
1127B Dow Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-962-7424

Friends of Linebaugh Library [FOLL] is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1981 to promote the interest and welfare of Linebaugh Public Library as a cultural, educational, and recreational asset to the city of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, including contributing to reading engagement in the local community via donations of books and educational materials to non-profit, community, and governmental agencies.

Book Sales


12 February, 10 a.m. - noon *Members Only
19 February, 9 a.m. - noon
19 March, 9 a.m. - noon
16 April, 9 a.m. - noon
21 May, 9 a.m. - noon
18 June, 9 a.m. - noon

10 September, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.*Members Only
17 September, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
15 October, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
19 November, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Sign up to join Friends today! 2022 Membership Form

Volunteer with Friends

Help support FOLL through amazonsmile: Friends of the Linebaugh Public Library


Support FOLL through Kroger Community Rewards: Friends of Linebaugh Public Library

Make a donation to Friends of Linebaugh Library to show your support!

For questions or comments, email:

As a member of The Friends of Linebaugh you give your time and talents, but you get some great benefits:

  • Admittance to the Preview Book Sales
  • Email notices of library events
  • Email notices of Friends book sales and special events
  • The chance to raise money for your library

As a Friend Volunteer, you can:

  • Help with book sales, sort books, set up, act as cashier
  • Volunteer at any library location with flexible hours and a variety of duties
  • Work at the FOLL Bookstore, the library store for gently used books
  • Raise money in the community
  • Inform the public about the library


In 2021, Friends provided the Summer Reading, Fall, and Winter Reading programs for the Linebaugh Library and MGL Library. Friends have purchased patio tables and chairs and AWE children's computers for Linebaugh, a new awning for the Bookmobile, supplies for an Easter Egg-stravaganza for MGL, a DIY Archive cart and display case for the TEC, contributed $500 a month for 3 years to the utility bill for the TEC, expressed tangible thanks to library staff and volunteers, and donated books to various non-profit community groups.


2022 Friends of Linebaugh Library Board

Bearl Beasley, President
Dianne Hall, Vice President
Tracy Freeman, Secretary
Debbie Perry, Treasurer

Dee Butler
Rebecca Calahan
Maxine Gaither
Margaret McKinley
Sonny Perry
Sandra Pineault
Ken Vanderpool
Antoinette van Zelm
Linda Vile


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 the regular resources of the library.

Join us as a member PDF iconFOSL Membership Form

If you are a Friends of Smyrna Library Member and would like to volunteer with the Friends of Smyrna Library, please fill out our FOSL Volunteer Form.

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Contact FOSL via email at

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

Giving Matters

Make a donation to Friends of Smyrna Library to show your support!


Support Friends of Smyrna Library simply by shopping on AmazonSmile.

Kroger Community Rewards

Help FOSL raise money by designating EJ558 - Friends of Smyrna Library as your nonprofit choice at

Kroger Plus Shopper's card

Friends of Smyrna Library Board - 2022

Theresa Pickett - President

Aaron Lovett - Vice President

Noland "Bart" King - Treasurer

Lysa Rigo - Secretary

Brittany Stevens - Outgoing President

Jeremy Byrd

Becky (Whitlock) Carter

D. Lynn Jacobs

Molly M. Jennings

Ingrid Klose

Dianne Reisdorf

Sylvanye “Sam” Roh

Volunteer opportunities for FOSL members:

·        Providing food/candy for events                                           

·        Serving on FOSL Board                                                                                           

·        Serving soup at “SOUPER” Friends Saturday(Jan.)                                                        

·        Sorting  used book donations                                                                

·        Working the FOSL booth at Depot Days(Sept.)                                

·        Working the SPL Scholastic Book Fair (Nov./Dec.)                          

·        Writing grants

·        Serving on a Committee

o   Annual Fundraiser

o   Hospitality

o   Membership

o   Nominating

o   Public Relations

Friends of Smyrna Library Accomplishments October 2020 to October 2021
  • Received Rotary Grant - $1000 - November 2020-acrylic sign holders for slat walls, book bundle bands & tags, book easels, laminator, mobile power tower
  • FOSL Members helped man the 2020 SPL Annual Half-Price Scholastic Book Sale-December 2020
  • Christmas Breakfast for all SPL staff and $20 gift cards/gift bags – December 2020
  • Received Giving Matters Donation of $4,749.79 – November 24, 2020
  • Walter King Hoover 2021 Winter Reading Program - $800
  • 2021 Memberships:  a. Friends of Tennessee Libraries b. United for Libraries
  • Received MTEC Grant - $5000 – June 2021 – Modular Furniture for Teen Space
  • 2021 Summer Reading Program – $1100
  • 2021 Summer Reading Program T-Shirts for SPL staff $175
  • Zoom Subscription for SPL-$149.50
  • 3 Box Trucks for FOSL Used Books donation drop off located in SPL lobby-$1,230.42 -June 2021
  • 2021 Giving Matters BIG PAYBACK -netted $338.94 with 10 donors plus a matching $379.75 from the Community Foundation of Rutherford County for a total of $718.69
  • 2 locking cabinets for Youth Services - $957.55-May,2021
  • Received Wal-Mart Grant -$1000 -August 2021-Smyrna Public Library Summer Reading Program 2022
  • July 2021 became an associational select group of Veritas FCU. As an associational select group, voting members of FOSL are eligible for Veritas Federal Credit Union membership.
  • FOSL Used Book Donation Coordinator position created and filled by Dianne Reisdorf -August 2021
  • 2021 Used Books Sales-$1.467.45
  • 2021 Walter King Hoover Book Sales-$490
  • 2021 Amazon Smile Receipts-$34.18
  • 2021 Kroger Community Rewards Receipts-$365.96
  • United Way Rutherford-$96.00
  • Membership Dues - $1765
  • Other Donations-$775.41
FOSL Local Author Fair 2022

You're Invited to the premier Local Author Fair at Smyrna Public Library

Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Authors Books will be Available for Purchase

The Local Authors' books range in price from $10.00 to $35.00.

All authors accept cash payments.

Most authors also accept other forms of payment including:

Check, Credit Card, PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, Google/Apple Pay

(Please Note: The Smyrna Public Library is unable to provide change for cash.)


Live Panel Discussion with Local Authors

Join us at 10:00 on Saturday, October 29 in the Conference Room of the Smyrna Public Library for a Live Panel Discussion featuring Rutherford County's Local Authors!

Here you will learn more about the Local Authors and how they began writing and what excites them about writing. The panel discussion will be moderated by a Friends of Smyrna Library Board Member.


Meet the Author: Amy Anguish

Meet the Author: Zach Bohannon

Meet the Author: Diane Brown

Meet the Author: Ida Mae Couch

Meet the Author: Courtnie Dunn

Meet the Author: Loyd Elmore Jr.

Meet the Author: Karen Ferguson

Meet the Author: Michael Hendrickson

Meet the Author: Cynthia Hutchinson

Meet the Author: Christine Isley-Farmer

Meet the Author: Bill Jakes

Meet the Author: Kelly L. Knowles

About the Author: Peggy O'Neal Peden

Meet the Author: Brittany Stevens

Meet the Author: David Joel Stevenson

Meet the Author: Maryanne VanDyke

Meet the Author: Jean Malone Ward

Meet the Author: Mindi Wroblewski

Established in 2017, Friends of Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library works to support and enhance the library. Raising money, giving their time and talents, telling others about the library -- that's what the Friends of Eagleville Library is all about.

2020 Officers

Beth Wheeler, President
Belinda Woodson, Vice-President
Katie Taylor, Treasurer
Christin Bryan, Secretary
Patti Smotherman, Past President
Erika Fox
Karyl Paul

To find out more, contact them at