In order to better serve you, Linebaugh Public Library will be undergoing renovations from Saturday, August 25, until Wednesday, August 29. During this time, the library will be closed and no services will be available. Linebaugh Public Library will reopen on Thursday, August 30.

Though the library will not be open during those days, materials placed on hold at the main branch may still be picked up at the back door book drop-off area (by Church Street pull off) during normal working hours. Simply ring the buzzer, and someone will be right with you!

All other branches will be operating on their regular schedules. We thank you for your patience as we make some exciting new changes!

August Events



In addition to changes at the main branch, RCLS would also like to spotlight several events happening this August! Click the event links for more information!



  • KEN VANDERPOOL BOOK SIGNING: Do you like mystery? Do you like murder-mystery? Then why don't you join us to celebrate the work of local writer Ken Vanderpool, author of the Music City Murders series. Music City Murders combines everything you know and love about Music City with thrilling detective fiction! The entire Music City Murders series has recently been optioned by Hollywood producer/screenwriter Chase Chenowith of Backfence Productions for either a cable TV series or movies. Vanderpool will signing and selling books Saturday, August 11th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Linebaugh Public Library. Don't miss it!
  • YARN LOVE MURFREESBORO: Linebaugh Library is also happy to introduce Yarn Love Murfreesboro, a new group which will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. to knit and crochet!
  • BOOK GROUPS: Our regular book groups will continue to meet in August! Click the links for more information! Groups by location include: ​

Linebaugh branch: The Afternoon Book Club, the Let's Get Graphic! Graphic Novel Group, the Tuesday Book Club, and the Lit Wits Book Club.

Smyrna: Smyrna Saturday Book Club​.


To see a full listing of events across all of our libraries, check out our event calendar!

Technology Engagement Center Grand Opening!

Rutherford County Public Library System is pleased to announce the Technology Engagement Center (TEC), located at 306 Minerva Drive, will be open to the public beginning Wednesday, August 1. We are absolutely delighted to help provide Rutherford County with free and reliable access to vital and emerging technologies! The current services available will be the Computer Lab and Meeting Rooms. Reservations can be made online at

Effective Wednesday, August 1, 2018, the TEC will be open the following hours:

  • Mondays:  noon - 6:00 p.m
  • Tuesdays:  noon - 6:00 p.m
  • Wednesdays:  noon - 6:00 p.m
  • Thursdays:  noon - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays:  noon - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays:  noon - 5:00 p.m
  • Sundays: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Further services of the  TEC will become available throughout the coming weeks and months.  Please stop in for more information, to explore and to make suggestions. Contact Branch Librarian Kathleen Tyree at for more information.