Linebaugh Celebrates Renovations with Open House

2018 was a busy year for the staff at Linebaugh Public Library, and if it's been a while since you've been in the library, things have changed. Carol Ghattas showed off the changed in a recent open house and was featured in several media outlets. 

Come in and see the newly expanded children's section, teen study area, and media area area on the first floor. The second floor has new public computers, study space and fiction and non-fiction materials for adults. Through a visit to the library, you'll learn that they have free WiFi, notary service, a driver's license renewal kiosk, fax, copier, and many more services.

Tax Information and Assistance

Form 1040 booklet (form 1040 and Schedules 1-6) and 1040 Instructions (including instructions for Schedules 1-6) are now available at the Linebaugh and Smyrna branches. All other tax forms can be found online at

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a nationwide program that runs from the end of January through April 15, and is free for individuals and families earning less than $66,000 in 2018. VITA volunteers will be providing assistance for walk-ins at the Patterson Park Community City on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2 - 8 pm, Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm, and Sundays from 1 - 5 pm, beginning January 29. Volunteers will be at Smyrna Public Library beginning January 30, on Wednesdays from 4 - 7 pm and Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm. If you want to fill out your taxes using the free VITA supplied software, you can do so at the Technology Engagement Center (TEC) beginning January 29. *No direct tax preparation help is offered. Call any of our locations for more information.

Winter Reading Program at Smyrna Public Library

If you love curling up with a good book in the winter, you'll want to participate in Smyrna's Winter Reading Program. The program began on Januar 14 and runs through February 23, so it's not too late to join. It's for Adults and teens, ages 14 and up. 

*Linebaugh is taking a break with it's Winter Reading Program this year, but we'll start again in 2020!

For more on our upcoming events, see the detailed list below:




RCLS would like to spotlight several events happening this month.

Just a reminder that ALL branches of RCLS will be closed Monday, February 18, for Presidents' Day.

Click the event links for more information!


  • Master Gardeners: Garden Planning and Prep. Saturday, February 2, 9 a.m.
  • Friends of Linebaugh Book Sales at Linebaugh. Saturday, February 9, 10 am - noon (members only) and Saturday, February 16, 9 am - noon.

  • Master Food Volunteer Class: Smoothies at Linebaugh, Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m.

  • Color Me Happy at MGL at Patterson Park, 2nd Monday of each month, 11:45 am

  • Health Care and Your Retirement at Linebaugh, Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 p.m.

  • Love Poetry Reading at MGL at Patterson Park, Thursday, February 14, 4 p.m.

  • BOOK GROUPS: Our regular book groups will continue to meet in October. Click the links for more information! Groups by location include: ​

Linebaugh branch: The Afternoon Book Club, the Graphic Novel Group,  the Tuesday Book Club, and the Lit Wits Book Club

Smyrna: Smyrna Saturday Book Club

MGL: Book Club @ MGL

Eagleville: FOEL Book Club


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


Laura Loggins becomes new Youth Services Specialist at Linebaugh

With the recent promotion of Mindy Barrett to our MGL branch at Patterson Park, Laura Loggins has taken the reigns as Linebaugh's new Youth Services Specialist. 

Loggins has worked for many years in Youth Services, so she is not stranger to the department or the children. She will bring her unique gifts and experiences to the position, and we look forward to her leadership for the years ahead.

Give her your congratulations next time you come to the library!

Learn more about what's happening at the Rutherford County Library System: Click to Listen courtesy of WGNS Radio.

CityTV in Murfreesboro does so much to support the library. Check out their latest segment and get even more RCLS news!

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