*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 http://www.libraryextension.com. 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.
* LPLS is now offering Online Book Clubs. Sign up and you’ll receive a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book each day. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. The book clubs give you a chance to sample a book before you check it out from the library. No matter what your reading interest, there’s a book club for you! The Online Book Clubs are sponsored by the Friends of Linebaugh Library.
* Tired of waiting weeks to check out the latest bestsellers? Get them while they’re hot with Hot Reads! Linebaugh Library has expanded its offerings in the Hot Reads program, to offer more copies of more titles. For $2 you can rent new books at Linebaugh Library for 1 week. Hot Reads are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be placed on hold. Additional copies of these titles will be available for normal checkout or to place on hold. The $2 rental fee must be paid when the item is checked out. Hot Reads cannot be renewed. Overdue Hot Reads will be fined $.30 per day. Get your hands on popular authors such as Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, and Nicholas Sparks with Hot Reads!
* BookFlix is an interactive literary resource that builds a love of reading and learning in a fun, online environment. BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. This resource also has educational games, author profiles, vocabulary, and more. Requires Flash and audio. (Check to see if your computer meets the requirements.) For grades PreK-3. You will need to enter your library card number to use this service.
* 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!