Friends of Smyrna Library



A grassroots campaign to improve and revitalize our library!

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.

Volunteer at Smyrna

  1. Helping cut crafts out for story time programs
  2. Helping call patrons about Book Holds
  3. Shelf Reading
  4. Serving on a committee:
    • Nominating
    • Fundraiser-Annual
    • Hospitality
    • Public Relations
    • Membership
  5. Serving on the Board in the future
  6. Helping to man the FOSL booth at Depot Days to promote our organization
  7. Helping to man the Annual Scholastic Book Fair
    • This involves handling money, charge cards, checks and running the credit card machine
  8. Helping to write grants

FOSL Contributions (Sep. 2014 - Oct. 2015)

  • Paid $562.00 for Movie License for Smyrna Public Library
  • Paid $25.00 for Friends of Tennessee Libraries Membership
  • Paid $50.00 for United for Libraries Membership - ALA(The Voice Newsletter)
  • Gave $400.00 to the SPL Winter Reading Program
  • Received Bridgestone Grant - $500.00- Summer Reading Program
  • Received Wal-Mart Grant - $500.00 - Summer Reading Program
  • Gave $200.00 to help send two SPL employees to Conference in Memphis
  • Paid $68.00 for food for Spring Linebaugh Board Meeting at SPL
  • Kick-Off of Spruce Up Smyrna Library Capital Gains Campaign - April 24th
  • Gave $15,000.00 to the Spruce Up Smyrna Library Campaign Fundraiser
  • SUSL Fundraiser Committee has raised $48,000.00 towards their goal of $100,000.00
  • Held first "Souper" Friends Saturday Membership Drive -January 24th
  • Created a Hospitality Committee and a Nominating Committee
  • Purchased food for International Folk Group during Summer Reading - $280.00
  • Purchased $20.00 gift cards for each of the 17 SPL employees for Christmas 2014
  • Gave $250.00 for 2014 Halloween in the Park - candy for Children Services to distribute
  • Gave $400.00 for 2015 Halloween in the Park - Booth Rent and Candy for Children Services to distribute
  • Depot Days - Third year to have booth
  • Paid $10 per SPL Staff member for lunch during Staff Development Day
  • Gave $2500.00 to SPL to purchase books to add to the SPL collection
  • Gave $1150.00 towards the cost of the Linebaugh System Strategic Planning Consultant
  • FOSL members manning all shifts for the Scholastic Half Price Book Sale for Miss Sandy (2014, 2015)
  • Have increased our membership to 17 life and 83 regular members for a total of 100 members & got more involved in various activities throughout the year.

Friends of Smyrna Library Board- 2016

Theresa Pickett - President

Robert J. Myers - Vice President

Betsy Waldron - Secretary

Joel Parks - Treasurer

At large: Rebecca Lucier Cowan, Cindy Harmon, Roseanne Peppers

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

If you would like to volunteer with the Friends of Smyrna Library, please fill out our Volunteer Survey Form.

To join, complete the FOSL membership form. Like us on Facebook today!