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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.
Types of Donations
- 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
Courtney Chavez, Treasurer
Whitley Foster, Secretary
John A. Hinkle, Jr.
Lance Lee, Chair
Pettus Read, Vice-Chair
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 @rclstn.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Rutherford County Library Foundation
1127B Dow Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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.
While the bookstore is closed for book sales, we are allowing shoppers to make appointments to shop in the Friends’ Bookstore. We only allow four people into the bookstore at a time including FOLL volunteers, and everyone must wear a mask while in the store. If you are interested in making an appointment to shop, email email@example.com and we will find a time for you to shop.
We also are selling gift certificates. If you email firstname.lastname@example.org a form will be sent to you which must be completed and returned with payment to the Friends of Linebaugh Library, PO Box 2903, Murfreesboro TN 37133-2903. A gift certificate will be mailed to you to give and the recipient can email the Friends to make an appointment to shop.
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
FRIENDS ACCOMPLISHMENTS in 2019
- Provided library patrons with Book Pages
- Membership luncheon in January with award-winning author Phyllis Gobbell
- Provided the Summer Reading Program for Linebaugh Library
- Purchased a heavy-duty book cart for the bookstore
- Thanked our Board of Directors, bookstore, and Linebaugh volunteers with lunch at Cheddar's in July
- Contributed $500 a month toward the TEC utilities (2nd of three-year committment)
- Provided lunch for Staff Development Day in October for Linebaugh, MGL, and TEC staff.
- Provided funds for holiday events at Linebaugh Library
- Provided $10 for each employee of Linebaugh Library, MGL, and the TEC for Christmas
- Brought author Heidi Heilig for Pen Pal events in six schools and an event at Linebaugh Library
- Provided refreshments for Chamber After Hours event at the TEC
- Held 8 public sales and 2 member bookstore sales as well as on-going $1 a bag sales in the library
- Had thousands of volunteer hours in the bookstore
- Donated books to various non-profit community groups.
2021 Friends of Linebaugh Library Board
Sandra Pineault, President
Bearl Beasley, Vice President
Tracy Freeman, Secretary
Debbie Perry, Treasurer
Antoinette van Zelm
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 regular resources of the library.
If you would like to volunteer with the Friends of Smyrna Library, please fill out our Volunteer Survey Form.
Contact FOSL at friendsofsmyrnalibrary1987
For information about Smyrna Friends, contact the Smyrna Library at (615) 459-4884.
Kroger Community Rewards
Help FOSL raise money by designating EJ558 - Friends of Smyrna Library as your nonprofit choice at https://www.kroger.com/i/
Little Friends Library Adoption Information
Your Little Friends Library will be given to you assembled, primed and ready for finishing. You will complete it with exterior paint, roofing and any unique decoration you choose.
Decide where you can legally and safely install the Library on your property. Contact the Town of Smyrna Codes Department to verify that the location you have chosen is within code requirements. The location should have a lot of foot traffic and be highly visible to anyone nearby.
Identify at least one person to be responsible for the LFL. This person is:
- Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of their LFL, keeping it clean, dry and free of debris.
- Responsible in keeping the LFL supplied with books.
- Responsible for installation of the LFL in the location provided to FOSL. If you decide to mount LFL on a post, it is your responsibility to supply the materials needed. Mounting post information and instructions are readily available on the internet.
- Responsible for providing the FOSL Board contact information for owner of the LFL, including telephone number, address email.
Note: If needed, Friends of Smyrna Library will provide a selection of books to stock your LFL upon installation. Additional books for placement will be the responsibility of the LFL owner.
Friends of Smyrna Library Board - 2021
Brittany Stevens - President
Aaron Lovett - Vice President
Sherri Allen - Treasurer
Theresa Pickett - Secretary
Becky (Whitlock) Carter
Sylvanye “Sam” Roh
Volunteer at Smyrna
- Helping cut crafts out for story time programs
- Helping call patrons about book holds
- Shelf Reading
- Serving on a committee:
- Fundraiser-Annual Event
- Public Relations
- Serving on the Board in the future
- Helping to work the FOSL booth at Depot Days to promote our organization
- Helping to write grants
- Helping to work the Annual Scholastic Book Fair which involves handling money, charge cards, checks and running the credit card machine
Friends of Smyrna Library Accomplishments October 2019 to October 2020
- 2020 Friends of Tennessee Libraries Membership
- 2020 United for Libraries Membership
- Candy for 2019 Halloween in the Park - $500
- FOSL members donated candy/stickers for SPL Story Time Trick or Treat - October 2019
- FOSL Members manned the 2019 SPL Annual Scholastic Book Fair - Nov./Dec. 2019
- Breakfast and Gift Cards for SPL Staff – December 2019
- $100 - Retirement Gift for Sandy Kaiser, SPL Youth Services
- 2020 Movie License - $769
- Rotary Grant -$1,000 - January 2020
- 2020 “Souper” Friends Membership Drive - February 1, 2020
- FOSL Board Retreat – February 8, 2020
- 2020 WKH Winter Reading - $800
- Top Reader Award in memory of Dan Whittle –2020 WKH WRP Program-Gift Card - $25
- 2020 SRP T-Shirts for SPL Staff - $127
- Wal-Mart Grant - $500- Summer Reading Program
- SRP Story Book Walk - $600
- FOSL’s Profile on Giving Matters completed
- Top Reader Award in honor of Sandy Kaiser – 2020 SRP – Gift Card -$25 X 2 (had a tie for first place)
- September Story Book Walk - $90
- Obtained sponsorships from people/businesses in the community to continue the SPL Story Book Walk past September
- Book Sales - Used and Hoover Book - $1010.28
- Walter King Hoover Book Sales - $80.00
- 2020 Amazon Smiles Receipts - $14.50
- 2020 Kroger Community Rewards Receipts - $223.93
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.
Beth Wheeler, President
Belinda Woodson, Vice-President
Katie Taylor, Treasurer
Christin Bryan, Secretary
Patti Smotherman, Past President