Donations & Memorials


Direct Donations  

Donations can be made to any branch to purchase library materials, equipment, or to sponsor library programs.

Memorial & Tribute Contributions    

Gifts in memory or in honor of a family member or friend are welcomed. Contributions can be made to any branch to purchase library materials. There are several ways to make a contribution to your library:

1.  Memorial Book

Memorial books may be purchased with contributions of $35 and above. A memorial book is a simple, thoughtful way to honor the memory of a loved one. Library staff will select a book in the subject area of your choice. A bookplate is placed in the front of each memorial book showing the name of the deceased and the donor. We will send a letter to family members notifying them of your gift.

2.  Tribute Book   

Tribute books may be purchased with contributions of $35 and above. A tribute book is a wonderful way to honor loved ones on a special occasion — such as a birthday or holiday, wedding or anniversary, graduation or promotion — to recognize a special achievement, or to show thanks to a business or a friend. Library staff will select a book in the subject area of your choice. A bookplate is placed in the front of each tribute book showing the name of the honoree and the donor. We will send a letter to the honoree notifying them of your gift.

3.  Memorial Book Fund   

All contributions below $35 will be placed in a memorial book fund.  These funds are used to strengthen areas of the collection.  A bookplate will be placed in the books selected stating:  This book was purchased with contributions to the memorial book fund.  Neither the name of the deceased nor the donor will appear in these books. We will send a letter to family members notifying them of your gift.

4.  Gift Books 

Patrons may purchase and donate a book to the library in honor or memory of a loved one. Gift books are accepted as memorials under the following conditions: they are in good condition; they are not currently owned by the library; and they are appropriate for the library’s collection.

5. Perpetual Book Fund

For a minimum donation of $2,000 to the Linebaugh Library Foundation, the Linebaugh Library System will purchase items every year with the interest earned from the money given. The donor decides whether books or other materials will be selected and which library will benefit. Every year you’ll receive a letter listing the titles purchased. Every year new materials will be placed in the library branch you choose, bearing the name of the designated person. For more information, please call Rita Shacklett at 615-893-4131, ext. 112.

You may come to the library to receive and complete a memorial/tribute form, or you may print a copy of the Giving Brochure and mail it or bring it to the library already completed. Contributions may be paid via cash, check, Visa, or Master Card.

Donations of Materials

Books, audio-visual materials, and other items may be donated to any library location.  Materials not used in the library’s collection will be sold at library book sales.  You may request a tax receipt stating the number of items donated.

Help Us Help You: Donate a Device to your Library

We will be happy to answer your questions if you are interested in finding out more about making a donation to the Linebaugh Public Library System.

For any questions on donations and memorials, please contact Collection Development Coordinator, Valerie Rollins at (615) 893-4131, ext. 121.

Your gifts support these libraries:

Linebaugh Public Library

105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro TN 37130

Eagleville Bicentennial Library

317 Hwy. 99, Eagleville TN 37060

Myrtle Glanton Lord Library

Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd.,Murfreesboro TN 37130

Smyrna Public Library

400 Enon Springs Rd. West, Smyrna TN  37167