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The City of Murfreesboro is now archiving all public meetings online via their website. Click here for access. Linebaugh Public Library will no longer be carrying archived copies of public meetings for the City. Archived copies of meetings prior to 2014 will still be available at the library.
CityTV has made our recent visit from Pen Pal Author/Illustrator Brian Lies available through their YouTube channel. We appreciate this great partnership with our City and providing a way for many to enjoy this great author event. Click here to watch.

October 28, 2013: Linebaugh Public Library was awarded a 2013 Ruthie for Favorite Educational Learning Center! A big thanks goes to our IT team: Kevin Robertson, Pete Wood and Dave Case, for all they do to provide a quality Learning Center and excellent programming. We are also appreciative of our volunteer teachers who give of their time and expertise to teach the classes.











October 5, 2013: Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today opened its 11,000th store, further distinguishing itself as the retailer with the most stores in the United States. The company hosted a community celebration this morning to mark the grand opening of the 11,000th store, which is located in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Dollar General celebrates the opening of its 11,000th store. (Photo: Business Wire)Dollar General celebrates the opening of its 11,000th store. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The opening of our 11,000th store is another exciting milestone for Dollar General. I would like to thank our more than 100,000 employees for all they do every day to serve our customers as we continue to grow,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “We see a lot of exciting opportunities to expand our business, create new career opportunities for our employees and make a difference in our customers’ lives.”

As part of today’s community celebration, Dollar General presented $11,000 in donations to local schools and community organizations in support of literacy initiatives. Linebaugh Public Library was a recipient of one of the 11 awards.

Dollar General anticipates opening 650 new stores in 2013. The company plans to create 6,000 new jobs in 2013 and Dollar General’s continued growth has created nearly 30,000 new jobs since 2007.


SMYRNA, Tenn. –Thousands of residents who visit the Smyrna Public Library, receive services from Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro, or walk the grounds of the Sam Davis Home will soon benefit from a special anniversary gift from Nissan.

Nissan North America is donating a total of $30,000 to the organization in honor of 30th anniversary of production at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna.

Executive announced the donations Tuesday during a luncheon hosted at the Smyrna plant.

“Nissan has been a major contributor to the Rutherford County community for 30 years,” said Susan Brennan, vice president of the Nissan Smyrna plant. “It seems appropriate that we celebrate our anniversary by recognizing three local partners who also make valuable contributions to the quality of life in our community.”

Brennan said company officials are proud to support the educational programs and humanitarian services each offers, noting these are just a few of the outstanding organizations that have made a positive impact on the community and received donations from Nissan.


Beginning October 1, 2013, checkouts for MUSIC CDs will be limited to 10, and overdues will increase to $1.00/day due to high loss and increased processing fees. The checkout period will remain 14 days.


Bridges for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing will no longer have office hours on Wednesdays at Linebaugh. Someone will be available by appointment only. If you need assistance, please contact the Nashville office at 615-248-8828 V or 615-290-5147 VP and tell them you want to make an appointment for the Murfreesboro Office.


Want to know when brand new titles have arrived in the library? Sign up for New Book Alerts and you’ll receive a weekly update on our new books, movies, DVDS, music, and more. View our new weekly updates on your computer, or in an email newsletter delivered to your mobile device. Your personal New Book Alerts includes book jackets, author information, book descriptions, and a link to our library’s catalog, so it’s easy to reserve a book. You can also check out our New Book Alerts service on Facebook and instantly share new titles with your friends.

Along with New Book Alerts, you can also follow your favorite authors through Author Check. This is a library service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in the Linebaugh Public Library System catalog. You will receive an email notice as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold!

To sign up for the Linebaugh Public Library System New Book Alerts and Author Check visit


Tuesday, July 30, at 7 p.m., Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting Denise Daisy for a book talk and signing in the Reading Room on the second floor. Joining the ranks of best-selling authors, Denise Daisy is described as one of the purest storytellers of all time; pulling off romance, suspense and a touch of the supernatural, all in the same piece.

With the debut of her suspense thriller, The Haret, Denise gives you a nail-biting page-turner that will have you on the edge of your seat. Born and raised in Murfreesboro, Denise Daisy sets her spine tingling story in her hometown referencing many familiar locations. Denise’s other novels include, The Secrets of Moonshine and Haytham: The Secret in the Rubble, both books are a part of her popular Moonshine Series. The third installment The Storyteller’s Secret is due out at the end of 2013. Thirteen for Dinner is also another fantastical thriller set in the Deep South. The Haret is the first book in The Haret Series,

Denise lives in San Diego with her youngest daughter Journey. She is very active in the community, directing and teaching for the national CYT, children’s theater. During her free time she enjoys hanging out with all four of her daughters, Autumn, Brittany, Kendall and Journey and is thrilled to be back visiting her family and friends this summer in Murfreesboro.

This event is free and open to the public.


All branches of the Linebaugh Public Library System will serve as drop-off points for the United Way to ‘Stuff the Bus campaign. The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to collect items for literacy kits beginning June 21, 2013, through July 25, 2013. The items will be sorted and literacy kits will be assembled on July 26, 2013, at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

Last year’s Stuff the Bus resulted in 11,636 items collected and 500 literacy kits assembled by 73 volunteers. The literacy kits were then distributed to programs in the community that serve at-risk youth.

To sign up to volunteer for Stuff the Bus, visit United Way’s volunteer website,

As one of its four impact areas, United Way is focusing on this educational program in order to provide the students not only with school supplies, but also books and activities promoting literacy. According to the Tennessee Department of Education, 62.7% of third-grade students in Cannon County and 39.7% of third-grade students in Rutherford County have basic or below basic reading proficiency.

Items needed to complete the literacy kits include: scissors (Fiskar brand), paper (wide-ruled notebook paper), craft paper or handwriting paper, spiral-bound notebooks with wide ruled notebook paper, crayons (24-count Crayola), pencils (No. 2), markers (Crayola), stickers, glue sticks (Elmer’s), Playdough and gently-used or new books appropriate for children pre-kindergarten to third grade. Items may be delivered to public collection sites or to the United Way office located at 615 Memorial Boulevard, Suite 200 in Murfreesboro.

Sponsors for this event include Nissan North America, Inc., Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Publix Super Markets and Publix Super Markets Charities and Regions Bank.


Please note: Beginning July 1, the maximum number of DVDs that can be checked out per library card will be limited to ten (10). Overdue fines for DVDs will remain $1.00 per day.


The 2013 Summer Reading List for Rutherford County High Schools is available. Please Click Here.


Want to learn a language from the comfort of your own home? You can with your library card and PowerSpeak, a new language learning database provided through Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) and available through the LPLS website.


Looking for a book on Amazon? Save money by instantly seeing if your library has a copy! If you are a Chrome user, visit Download the library extension helper, add Linebaugh as your library, and then each time you search for a book on Amazon, you’ll see how many copies are available at any of our Linebaugh Library System Branches…It even takes you straight to our catalog. If you want an E-book, it will take you to the READS site for placing your hold. Isn’t that cool?! We love it and hope you will too!


The Linebaugh Library Board approved a change in policy PM-106 during their January 2013 meeting, which deals with Children in the Library. Please note the following change: “Parents and guardians are responsible for their children’s behavior, safety and welfare while their children are in the library or on library grounds, which includes their children’s access to library materials and electronic resources.

Children ages twelve (12) and younger should be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other responsible party.  LPLS staff is available to assist parents, guardians, and their children in the use of the library; however, LPLS staff cannot act “in loco parentis” (in place of a parent) for children in the library.”


Linebaugh Public Library System is obligated to attempt the recovery of all outstanding debt and/or library materials. To that end, patrons with fines or fees of $25 or more are subject to contact from Unique Collection Agency. A non-negotiable collection fee will be applied to the account of any patron who reaches this threshold.

Patrons whose accounts have been sent to collection may establish a payment plan with their local branch library. The payment plan will involve an initial payment, followed by regular installments until the patron’s record is once again in good standing. If your account is past due, contact the Circulation Department to make the necessary payment arrangements.


We have TrueFlix! This is a great resource for children to access non-fiction videos, audio, images and text that can help with boosting reading skills and getting their homework done all at the same time! Check it out on our Just for Kids page!


Effective July 1, 2011, your total fines must be less than $5.00 in order for you to check out new materials. (Previously, your fines had to be less than $7.00). You cannot have any overdue items or late fees if you want to use the computer lab.


Linebaugh Library has received a donation of microfilm of issues of The Daily News Journal from the DNJ, in addition to a $1000 grant from the Gannett Foundation. Linebaugh has microfilm of the DNJ from 1931 to June 2009. The library had been purchasing the film from the Tennessee State Library and Archived; however, when the state library stopped providing the service, Linebaugh was unable to afford purchasing it from an alternate vendor. The DNJ has donated film covering January 2009 through July 2010 and pledges to provide future reels, as well, to make them available for public use.


Find us on Facebook! LPLS is now on Facebook. Become a fan to receive regular updates about upcoming events and library news.  You can also follow the Linebaugh Reference Department on Twitter. Get updates on today’s events and today in history, plus other information. Ask us questions by putting @linebaugh_ref in your tweets.


Have you seen our zines? Linebaugh Library’s zine collection can be found on the second floor, near the Periodicals. Zines can be checked out for 2 weeks. Available zines can be found in our online catalog. For more information about what zines are or about the library’s zine collection, please visit our Zine Collection page.


Thanks to Rutherford Books from Birth, your preschool age children can receive free, age-appropriate books every month! You can now register your children online; you can also register for this program at any of the Linebaugh Library System branches. The simple act of reading books to your children on a regular basis gives them a big boost toward a successful education. Rutherford Books from Birth, in partnership with the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, want to give you free books to read to your children. Visit the Rutherford Books from Birth website to find out more!

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