MGL at Patterson Park

Myrtle Glanton Lord Library (MGL) at Patterson Park

Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro TN 37130
Phone: 615-907-3429
Find out more about Myrtle Glanton Lord, for whom the library is named.

The normal operating hours for the library are:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

MGL Events

The library will be closed for the following holidays in 2014:

Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 17 Presidents Day
Sunday, April 20 Easter
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day
Friday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 1 Labor Day
Tuesday, November 11 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving
Friday, November 28 Thanksgiving
Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Eve
Thursday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day


*Please note: MGL will also be closed from the 24-30 March, 2013, for the annual shutdown of Patterson Park*
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Myrtle G. Lord

Mrytle G. Lord inspired the children of Murfreesboro to read and learn for many years. Because of the instrumental role she played in the Patterson Park Community Center, and the library/learning center contained within, the Myrtle Glanton Lord Library is named in her honor.

Ms. Lord worked for 42 years as an educator in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Schools, mostly teaching first and second grade. She also worked within the community to restore the former Bradley Academy, which is now a historical and cultural center, and was involved in the planning for the Patterson Park Community Center.

She retired from teaching in 1972, then worked as librarian and event coordinator for the Patterson Center. Even after she retired, she continued to read stories to children regularly at MGL Library.

In November 2005, the Murfreesboro Firefighting Association donated a rocking chair to the MGL Library to honor her service as an educator.
Ms. Lord died on April 16, 2007. She was 99 years old.

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