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June 25, 2024

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Linebaugh Library to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Promoting reading, education and early literacy intervention since 1948.

When April arrives this Saturday, the Linebaugh Public Library will celebrate its 75th anniversary. The library which began with one building and 6,000 volumes is now a system of six branches and bookmobile and over 223,000 items for circulation.

To celebrate the historic milestone, Linebaugh is hosting an anniversary event on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the 1st floor Children’s Area. Local and state government officials, including the new State Librarian and Archivist James Ritter, will have information for the public during this free event.

The inaugural book of the history of the Rutherford County Library System will be debuted at his event. It was authored by long-time RCLS employee Lisa R. Ramsay. The book is entitled, Books and Our Town: The History of the Rutherford County Library System, and will be for sale through our Friends of Library groups at all locations for $10 each. Lisa has worked over seven years, gathering stories, reports and pictures to compile the book.

The Linebaugh Library is now one of six branches in the Rutherford County Library System:

  • Linebaugh Public Library (105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro)
  • MGL Library (Patterson Park Community Center (521 Mercury Blvd.)
  • The Technology Engagement Center (306 Minerva Dr. in Murfreesboro)
  • The Historical Research Center (HRC) 435 Rice St. in Murfreesboro)
  • Smyrna Public Library (400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna)
  • Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library (317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville)

For more information about the 75th anniversary of Linebaugh Library, call 615-893-4131 or visit


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.