Libraries = Strong Communities
National Library Week (April 7- 13, 2019) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2019 National Library Week is "Libraries = Strong Communities," and Gates Foundation Co-founder Melinda Gates will serve as 2019 National Library Week Honorary Chair.
National Library Week events
The Rutherford County Library System is proud to be an integral part of the communities that make up our county. During National Library Week (April 7 - 13), every branch of the Rutherford County Library System will be collecting food donations. All donations will go to the Nourish (Rutherford County) Food Bank.
Bring your canned goods to front desk, and staff will waive your fines for overdue items. Charges for lost or damaged items or referral fees cannot be waived. Each can donated will waive one dollar in fines. Please bring only new, unopened cans within expiration date. No fines? You can help out and make a food donation anyway.
Since Nourish Food Bank is committed to helping provide for those in need, you can be sure that donations are going to a good cause. Remember: the library is ONLY collecting canned goods for the food drive.
To find out if you owe any fines, simply go to the RCLS website (rclstn.org) and login, using your library card number and PIN (typically the last six digits of your library card).
April is Poetry Month
Linebaugh Public Library (Main Branch) will be hosting two book signings that provide poetic offerings to the community.
Thursday, April 4, from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. students from Central Magnet School will be signing and selling copies of their newly published works. Brady Bryson, will be selling his book, What I am Made Of, and then three poets, Senait Desta, Ethan Christopher and Chelsea Butner, will be selling their collaborative work entitled, Just Poems. Come and support these budding authors and poets.
Linebaugh's second book signing in April will also feature a poet, as Navita Gunter will be at the library on Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. signing and selling copies of her first book of poetry, N2Words.
For more on our upcoming events, see the detailed list below: