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WWI Exhibit at Linebaugh

Article Date
November 15, 2019

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host a traveling exhibit provided by the Smithsonian Institute for the month of December. The series of posters will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the library for public viewing.

World War I: Lessons and...

VITA Tax Information

Article Date
January 14, 2021

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) – Putting $$ back in your pocket!    

 *** Please READ Carefully the Changes for this tax season:

  1. Appointments only for each location; you’re required to wear a face mask.
  2. Appointments include: verifying...

Temporary Closing at Linebaugh

Article Date
January 14, 2021

Linebaugh Public Library will be closed to the public beginning Friday, January 15 and will reopen Monday, February 8. The library will continue to offer curbside service. All other branches of the Rutherford County Library System will be open...

TEC Offers Patio Lab as Part of Phased Re-opening

Article Date
May 7, 2020

In accordance with the phased re-opening of the Rutherford County Library System, the Technology Engagement Center (TEC) is offering a Patio Computer Lab, providing public computer access Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning...

Technology Engagement Center celebrates 1st Anniversary

Article Date
August 1, 2019

The Technology Engagement Center (“TEC”), Tennessee’s first standalone, all-digital public library facility, one of two in the United States, has been open to the public for one year today!  After a five year incubation from idea through imaginings...

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Space Week at the TEC

Article Date
September 23, 2020

Space Week begins on Monday!

In the true spirit of Outer Space, all activities for this year's Observe the Moon Night event will be socially distanced - and they will last ALL WEEK!

Virtual storytimes, video tutorials, and quest kits you can...

Smyrna Public Library has Re-opened

Article Date
August 5, 2020

We are pleased to report that sufficient staffing is in place to reopen to the public on Wednesday, August 5!

The Smyrna branch of the Rutherford County Library System has had an employee to test positive for COVID-19. While the source of the...

September is Library Card Signup Month

Article Date
August 29, 2022

Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, have been named honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, Idina and Cara will join the...

Schedule your AARP tax appointment now!

Article Date
January 3, 2022

AARP is now accepting calls to schedule tax appointments. Call 615-900-0981 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am to 12pm to contact AARP to schedule your appointment. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program will provide free tax preparation...

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RCLS Update on Phased Plan

Article Date
May 19, 2021


Due to the improved conditions in Rutherford County and the updated protocols provided through the Centers for Disease Control, the Rutherford County Library System (RCLS) Board of Directors voted at their May...

RCLS 75th Anniversary Event

Article Date
March 24, 2023
75th Celebration Apr 5

FRONT COVER Books and Our Town The History of the Rutherford County Library System

On January 27, 1942, Editor Robert Lasseter’s column in the Rutherford Courier began with this sentence: "It is a sad commentary that a city of schools such as Murfreesboro, a city supposedly of education, knowledge, culture and breeding, should have...

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Public Notice of Meeting

Article Date
January 8, 2020

The Budget & Finance Committees of the RCLS Board of Directors will meet on Monday, January 13, at 5:00 the board room at Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine Street, Murfreesboro, for the purpose of reviewing the proposed 2020/21 budget.


October Book Signings at Linebaugh

Article Date
September 22, 2020

Linebaugh Public Library is pleased to host three local authors for book signings in October after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wendy Hambrock will be signing copies of her children’s fantasy book, Sarah’s Journey, on Saturday...

New Name for Library System

Article Date
October 18, 2017

To better reflect the growth and changing services of our libraries, the Library Board voted in October 2017 to change the name of Linebaugh Public Library System to Rutherford County Library System (RCLS).

Each individual branch of the Rutherford...

New Book Scanner at Linebaugh

Article Date
March 6, 2018

A huge thanks to Friends of Linebaugh for their provision for our new book scanner in the Historical Research Room! It's easy to use and you can scan to a smartphone, USB or upload it to your Google drive, among other options. This is going to be a...

Mission: Trick or Treat

Article Date
October 9, 2020

The Tennessee STEAM Festival brings science, technology, engineering, art and math to life at events across the state!
Here's how RCLS is participating this year:

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it) is to design a safe, socially...

Milly & Roots: The Headscarf - Book Launch

Article Date
February 9, 2020

Rodrigo Gómez Claros is a Hispanic artist from Colombia who enjoys telling stories to help others be receptive to immigrants and their cultural backgrounds. He is passionate about the immigrant story since he is an immigrant himself. He is a director...

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Local Author Fair at Smyrna

Article Date
September 22, 2022
FOSL Flyer Local Author Fair

Now is your chance to meet published authors from Rutherford County at the Local Author Fair at Smyrna Public Library on Saturday, October 29.

Visitors can get to know more about these local authors during the Authors' Panel which starts at 10:00...

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Job Assistance Event at Eagleville Bicentennial Library

Article Date
January 12, 2022

Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is hosting a job assistance event provided by The American Job Center of Tennessee. The event is on Tuesday, January 25, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The American Job Center will provide you with...

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DIY Archiving Cart, an addition at the TEC

Article Date
April 13, 2021

The Technology Engagement Center (TEC) on Minerva Drive has added a new service just in time for ALA’s Preservation Week: a do-it-yourself digital Archiving Cart.  The cart, funded by the Friends of Linebaugh Library, allows a patron to create...

Changes happening at Linebaugh

Article Date
September 12, 2018

Linebaugh Branch Librarian Carol Ghattas is always looking for ways to improve services and space usage for the community, and two recent events have enabled her to work on these goals. In May of 2018, the offices of the Rutherford County Library...

A Magical Night on Main

Article Date
April 5, 2022


Dear Friend and Supporter of the Rutherford County Library System,

I would like to invite you to join us in support of our second annual fundraiser for the Rutherford County Library Foundation. Last year was a great success and with your...

AARP Tax Information

Article Date
January 27, 2021

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide – Providing tax assistance to those who need it most!    
 *** Please READ Carefully the Changes for this tax season:
1. Appointments only at Technology Engagement Center; you’re required to wear a face mask.
2. Call St...

2022 FOLL Afternoon with an Author

Article Date
December 22, 2021

Author Jennie Fields will be the 2022 featured author for the Friends of Linebaugh Library virtual Afternoon with an Author on Zoom on Saturday, January 15, at 2:00 p.m. Fields is the author of five novels including her last two, The Age of Desire an...

2021 Master Gardeners Podcast Series

Article Date
January 26, 2021

Linebaugh Public Library is proud to host The Rutherford County Master Gardeners for a series of classes via podcast. The latest podcast will be posted the first Saturday of each month, beginning with March 6, at 9 a.m. on our website calendar and...

2018 Pen Pal Author at Linebaugh

Article Date
August 15, 2018

The 2018 Pen Pal Author, Shannon Messenger, will be at Linebaugh Public Library on Wednesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Pen Pal event is sponsored by Friends of Linebaugh Library. Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic...

360° Virtual Tour of the TEC

Article Date
February 21, 2020

Enjoy a 360° virtual visit to the Technology Engagement Center! Have you still not experienced our newest, all-digital branch?  One of the few of it’s kind in the nation?

Check out the Virtual Tour!

This tour was kindly created by Associate...

19th Amendment Exhibit at Linebaugh

Article Date
August 17, 2020

Linebaugh Public Library Presents ‘To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote

Exhibition opening August 18, 2020 showcases events leading up to Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution