Smyrna Public Library
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Monday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Monday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Monday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Monday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Support the Library

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.

3rd ANNUAL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

April 15, 2023

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, Secretary
Gloria Bonner
Courtney Chavez, Treasurer
Mark Crocker

Whitley Foster
Brett Garner
John A. Hinkle, Jr.

Chris Lane
Lance Lee

Ellen Myrick
Pettus Read
John Trail, 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.

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 director@rclstn.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.

Contact Information

Rutherford County Library Foundation
1127B Dow Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-962-7424
Email: foundation@rclstn.org

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

book fair saturday december 16th from 9am-8pm at Barnes and Noble at The Avenue

Sign up to join Friends today! 2023 Membership Form with Gift Options

Volunteer with Friends

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

Quarterly Newsletter

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

For questions or comments, email: follintheboro@gmail.com

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 2022

Friends of Linebaugh Library maintains its commitment to expand the reach and service of the 3 public libraries in Murfreesboro. In the past year, Friends has added to the libraries technological capabilities with the purchase of 3-D printers for the Technology Engagement Center as well as 4 iPad tablets and accompanying tablet table for Linebaugh. Myrtle Glanton Lord Library now has a Little Free Library installation for use by visitors to Patterson Park. Friends support several library programs, such as the Harry Nelson Winter Reading Program, the Summer Reading Program, National Comic Book Day and Pen Pals. This year Abby Rosser, a local author, gave presentations at 7 middle schools throughout the
county with such enthusiasm and spirit!


Our success is due to the support of our members and the loyal volunteers who work in the FOLL bookstore, eBay store, and at our books sales. Join us. Friends is a charitable nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization.

2024 Friends of Linebaugh Library Board

Leslie Collum, President
Jay Fusco, Vice President
Sally Schneider, Secretary
Rebecca Calahan, Treasurer

Bearl Beasley
Tracy Freeman
Margaret McKinley
Debbie Perry
Sonny Perry
Joanne Pohlman
Ken Vanderpool
Antoinette van Zelm
Linda Vile

Friends of Smyrna Public Library, also known as FOSL, was established in 1987, and is a 501 (c)(3)  non-profit organization whose object is to promote the interest and welfare of Smyrna Public Library as a cultural, educational, and recreational asset to the town of Smyrna 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.

As a current annual or lifetime member of FOSL, you’ll know that you are making a difference in your library.  When you have a current paid membership, you are a voting member of FOSL at FOSL’s Annual General Meeting each year in October.  Voting members of FOSL are also eligible for Veritas FCU membership. FOSL members receive email updates about events, programs and volunteer opportunities. 

The Friends of Smyrna Library Board meets monthly at the Smyrna Public Library. The public is welcome to attend and observe the monthly meetings. Email FOSL for the exact dates and times of our meetings.

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Contact FOSL via email at  friendsofsmyrnalibrary1987@gmail.com

For information about Friends of Smyrna Library, call (615) 870-6677.

Friends of Smyrna Library 2023 Board of Directors

Theresa Pickett - President

Aaron Lovett - Vice President

Bart King - Treasurer

Lysa Rigo - Secretary

Becky Carter

Katie Clark

Jay Goslee

Michael Hendricson

Kayce Howard

Molly Jennings

Dianne Reisdorf

Sylvanye "Sam" Roh

Patty Short

Giving Matters

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

Kroger Community Rewards

Help FOSL raise money by designating EJ558 - Friends of Smyrna Library as your nonprofit choice at https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

Kroger Plus Shopper's card

FOSL now accepts payment via PayPal

For your convenience, FOSL now accepts payments through PayPal. Click the QR code to proceed with your payment.

Shop FOSL's Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale $1 per book or $5 per bag. Cash, check, or PayPal

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

    • Annual Fundraiser

    • Hospitality

    • Membership

    • Nominating

    • Public Relations

Friends of Smyrna Library Accomplishments October 2022 to October 2023

  • FOSL PayPal account created for another way to receive payments -11/2022
  • FOSL members helped man the 2022 Scholastic Book Fair -11/26-12/6/2022
  • Participated in GIVING TUESDAY-11/29/2022
  • Participated in the 2022 Smyrna Christmas Parade-12/04/2022
  • SPL Staff Breakfast-16 $25 Target gift cards (FOSL) and Breakfast by Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Rotary Grant -$7448- AWE tablets for early literacy bilingual Spanish -12/15/2022
  • Ingram Grant-$800- For Winter Reading Program -12/2022
  • Annual “Souper” Friends Saturday Membership Drive with  Best Soup Contest judged by Smyrna Firemen-Saturday, 1/28/2023
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union Grant - $500 - Mats & toys for Baby Program- 2/2022
  • $20 Janarty’s Gift Card-Top Adult Reader - Winter Reading Program-3/2023
  • MTEC Grant -$2,271 -Couch for Youth Services Dept.  4/2023
  • $500 Donation to Smyrna West to buy books for their library-4/17/2023
  • FOSL members provided daily treats to SPL Staff for Nat.  Library Week-4/24/-4/28/2023
  • First Annual FOSL RUN TO READ FUN RUN - 4/29/2023
  • Nissan Grant - Summer Reading Program - $1000- 5/2023
  • Publix Grant- Summer Reading Program - $1000 - 6/2023
  • $800 for Books for Senior Citizens Book Club
  • $200 for SRP T-shirts for SPL Staff
  • $50 for wheelchair for SPL - June 2023
  • $25 Raising Cane Gift card - Top Youth Reader - Summer Reading Program -7/2023
  • Planning our 2nd Annual Author Fair with 12 Authors -Saturday, October, October 28, 2023
  • WE GOTCHA BACK Morale Booster Week for SPL Staff -Board members and  community donations provided treats for 5 days in September
  • $165  Updated new  FOSL brochure -500 copies
  • Members manned the FOSL Booth at the 2023 Depot Days
  • $160 for SPL Staff lunch on Staff Development Day
  • $375 for snacks for Snack Attack Programming
  • $350 Santa and Mrs. Clause for Youth Program
  • Membership -Annual 82  Lifetime- 37  Total 119
  • Used Book Sales-$4,195.52
  • Hoover Book Sales-$560.00
  • Membership Dues- $1605.00
  • Donations Received-$1,217.71
  • Total Grants Received – $13,519.00
  • Total Donations FOSL gave to SPL-$18,809.00

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 FOELEAG@gmail.com

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