The Linebaugh Public Library System enjoys additional support for building projects and other needs outside of the regular budget through branch Friends groups and the Library Foundation.

About the Foundation

"I cannot live without books" Thomas Jefferson

Linebaugh Library Foundation was created in 2001 as a means to fund long-term projects beyond the scope of available public monies, manage endowments, and encourage gifts, thereby meeting the needs and desires of Rutherford County's population.

The Foundation's goals are to enhance library services, be recognized as a venue for potential donors, maximize return on investments, and have a vehicle in place to aid in future capital projects, an example of which would be branch libraries in growth areas of our county.

The Foundation is equipped to receive private and corporate contributions by cash, single gift or annual gift; transfer of stock or personal or real property of value; designation as beneficiary under life insurance; bequests under wills; transfer or conveyance of any interest in property. Linebaugh Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation established as a public benefit corporation.

Linebaugh Public Library System [LPLS] is operated by the Joint Board of Directors and funded by Rutherford County and the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Eagleville.

LPLS Accomplishments

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best return" Benjamin Franklin


Look what Linebaugh Public Library System accomplished in 2015-2016 alone!

  • LPLS contains 260,819 items and services a population of 254,632
  • 475,829 people visited our four locations or bookmobile.
  • 1,084,849 items were checked out at LPLS libraries.
  • 219,002 e-audio.e-books/digital magazines were downloaded over the past year.
  • 277,871 users accessed our databases.
  • 311,419 visitors used library computers with 1,164 attending computer classes.
  • 61,270 people attended programs

Imagine what can be done in the future!

  • Meet the community's increasing need for information.
  • More branch libraries to enrich resources for our growing population.
  • Increase computer and Internet access for library patrons.
  • Enhance collections and technology at existing libraries.
How you can be a part

"Knowledge and human power are synonymous" Francis Bacon


The Foundation is equipped to receive private and corporate contributions by cash, single gift or annual gift; transfer of stock or personal or real property of value; designation as beneficiary under life insurance; bequests under wills; transfer or conveyance of any interest in property.

Currently, the Foundation is working on raising funds for operating expenses for the new Technology Engagement Center [TEC]. The TEC will be located on the Hobgood Elementary School campus and is scheduled to open early 2018.

For gifts of securities or other assets, please contact Rita Shacklett at 615-893-4131, ext. 112.

Invest in our community's future by allocating your contribution to:

  • Expansion into new branch libraries and community technology centers.
  • Named Funds ($20,000 minimum) (e.g., Lasseter Fund).
  • Your generous past support helped build a stronger, more comprehensive library system. Please continue to make a difference in the community with your financial donation. You may mail or bring in person your completed Donation Form to the Linebaugh Public Library.

  • Unrestricted Fund to be used by the Foundation Board for special projects.
  • Other (A specific project you would like to create and support.) Please contact Rita Shacklett at 615-893-4131, ext. 112.
Linebaugh Library Foundation Board Members

"Reading: the key which admits us to the whole world of thought and fancy and imagination." James Russell Lowell


Charlie Baum
Shannon Boyter
Helene Poulan Colvin, Treasurer
Jeff Davis
Carmen Greenberg
Rick Lalance
Lance Lee
Ashley McFarland
Mike Pirtle, Vice-Chair
Marcie Richmond, Secretary
Ben Weatherford, Chair
Lee Ann Walker
Scott Walker

 

General Information

The Linebaugh Library Foundation meets in the Linebaugh Library Board Room at 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the following months: January, April, July, and October. If you are interested in serving on the Foundation Board, please contact Rita Shacklett at 615-893-4131, x112 or [email protected]

Donations may be tax deductible. Linebaugh Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation established as a public benefit corporation.

Linebaugh Public Library System is operated by the Library Board and funded by Rutherford County and the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Eagleville.

Friends of Linebaugh Library [FOLL] is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1981 to promote the Library and its activities through exhibits, special programming, and library materials beyond the regular resources of the Library.

Sign up to join Friends today! FOLL Membership Application

As a member of The Friends of Linebaugh you give your time and talents, but you get some great benefits:

  • Admittance to the Preview Book Sales
  • Email notices of library events
  • Email notices of Friends book sales and special events
  • The chance to raise money for your library

As a Friend Volunteer, you can:

  • Help with book sales, sort books, set up, act as cashier
  • Volunteer at any library location with flexible hours and a variety of duties
  • Work at the FOLL Bookstore, the library store for gently used books
  • Raise money in the community
  • Inform the public about the library

FRIENDS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Security system for library materials
  • Library furnishings for the current building
  • Library automation system
  • Bookdrops
  • Computer software
  • Coffee maker
  • Yearly programming and supplies for the Summer Reading Programs
  • $10,000 toward the purchase of the new Bookmobile
  • Ice machine
  • Sponsor book and author events
  • Sponsor the Pen Pal program to bring authors into area elementary schools.
2017 Friends of Linebaugh Library Board

Elizabeth Kobeck, President
Antoinette van Zelm, Vice President
Linda Vile, Secretary
Jay Fusco, Treasurer
Joyce Cunningham
Patricia Freeman
Linda Gill
Eva Graalman
Shelly Graham
Jon Jacques
Sandra Pineault
Sally Schneider

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.

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 formLike us on Facebook today!

Contact  FOSL at  friendsofsmyrnalibrary1987@gmail.com

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

Friends of Smyrna Library Board- 2017

Roseanne Peppers - President

Robert J. Myers - Vice President

Betsy Waldron - Secretary

Joel Parks - Treasurer

Theresa Pickett- Outgoing President

Rebecca Lucier Cowan, Cindy Harmon

Volunteer at Smyrna

Helping cut crafts out for story time programs
Helping call patrons about book holds
Shelf Reading
Serving on a committee:

  • Nominating

  • Fundraiser-Annual

  • Hospitality

  • Public Relations

  • Membership

Serving on the Board in the future
Helping to man the FOSL booth at Depot Days to promote our organization
Helping to write grants
Helping to man the Annual Scholastic Book Fair

  • This involves handling money, charge cards, checks and running the credit card machine

 

FOSL October 2015 -October 2016 Accomplishments
  • Achieved our SUSL Fundraising Campaign goal by closing out the campaign with a total of $101,120.02

  • Keller Williams RED Day - renovated the Children's Area and Program Room

  • Paid $10,313.95 (from SUSL Funds) for the flooring that was laid in the Children's Area and Program Room

  • $2100 - 2016 Summer Reading Program

  • $800 - 2016 Winter Reading Program

  • Movie License - $645

  • Friends of Tennessee Libraries Membership

  • ALA Membership - The Voice

  • Paid $10 for each SPL Staff member for lunch during Staff Development Day - November 2015

  • FOSL members manned the Annual Smyrna Public Library Scholastic Book Fair -Nov./Dec. 2015

  • $500 Wal-Mart Grant for Summer Reading Program

  • Gave $400.00 for 2015 Halloween in the Park - Booth Rent and Candy for Children Services to distribute

  • Individual members provided desserts for the International Folk Group from Germany

  • Members served the lunch to the International Folk Group from Germany

  • Individual members donated candy for the Story Time Easter Egg Hunts

  • Individual members donated candy for the Story Time Halloween Trick or Treating

  • Individual members donated snacks for the Pokémon Walk

  • Depot Days - 4th year to have booth

  • Article in FOSL about the RED Day Event published in Friends of TN Library Newsletter

For 2016 our membership totals are 19 life time and 72 regular members for a total of 91 members with 20 members actively volunteering in various ways throughout the year.

Established in 2017, Friends of Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library works to support and enhance the library. Raising money, giving their time and talents, telling others about the library -- that's what the Friends of Eagleville Library is all about.

2017 Officers

Patti Smotherman, President
Belinda Woodson, Vice-President
Katie Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer