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.

2nd ANNUAL FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER

May 7, 2022

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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 @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 rshacklett@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

2022 BOOK SALE SCHEDULE

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! 2023 Membership Form with Gift Options

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: 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 2021

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
Margaret McKinley
Sonny Perry
Sandra Pineault
Joanne Pohlman
Ken Vanderpool
Antoinette van Zelm
Linda Vile

 

Friends of Smyrna Library, also known as FOSL, was established in 1987 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed 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.

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 on the 2nd Monday of the month at 11 a.m. with most meetings being held in the Smyrna Public Library Program Room. Occasionally, our meetings must be held elsewhere or on a different day due to the library being closed on the date we are normally scheduled. The public is welcome to attend and observe the monthly meetings. 

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Contact FOSL via email at  friendsofsmyrnalibrary1987@gmail.com

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!

AmazonSmile

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 https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards

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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

FOSL now accepts payment via PayPal

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

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 2021 to October 2022

● FOSL members helped man the 2021 Scholastic Book Fair -Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, 2021
● Rotary Grant- $1250 -IPads and Accessories for Youth Department- Nov. 18, 2021
● Ingram Grant-$800 – 2022 Walter King Hoover Winter Reading Program-Nov. 30, 2021
● SPL Staff Christmas Breakfast by Dunkin’ Donuts) and $20 Gift Cards--Dec. 2021
● Annual Souper “Friends” Saturday held in January-First one since Covid!
● Top Reader Award WKH Winter Reading Program-$25 Janarty’s Gift Card-March 2022
● FOSL and individual FOSL members provided treats and gifts for National Library Week to the SPL staff. April 3-April 9, 2022
● MTEC Grant - $5000-Solar shades -April, 2022
● $3500 for Computer Lab Table and Chairs - May 2022
● $136.50 for Summer Reading Program T-shirts for SPL Staff
● Top Reader Award Summer Reading Program-$25 WalMart Gift Card-August 2022
● $743.99 for FOSL Pop Up Tent with FOSL Logo and Roller bag
● $318.96 for books for TAB Teen Book Club
● $600 -books for Smyrna Senior Citizens Center Book Club for year
● Dollar General Grant - $4000-Bilingual Computer for SPL - September 2022
● FOSL Booth at 2022 Depot Days-$75 with 16 FOSL members helping with booth
● FOSL Free Drawing Prizes at Depot Days–$25 Carpe’ Cafe Gift Card and WKH Book
● $240 -for SPL Staff Development Day Lunch
● $357.00 for Snacks for SPL Snack Attack Literacy Program -October 2022
● $500 to be awarded by FOTL on October 22, 2022 for Youth Services Poetry Program
● $50 -Snacks/Candy for SPL Youth Services Teen Fandom Cosplay event on Oct. 29,2022
● Planning our first Author Fair for October 29, 2022, with 18 authors participating
● Membership Totals: Lifetime-35 2022 Annual-70 TOTAL: 105
● Membership Revenue: $3,015.00
● Kroger Community Rewards: $239.89
● Amazon Smile: $51.13
● Used Book Sales: $3861.25
● WKH Book Sales: $640.00
● Giving Matters: $299.95
● Donations: $1,425.05

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