Who We Are


Friends of the Library Page

Who are the Friends of the Library?

We are a group of concerned citizens who believe a quality library is essential in meeting the needs of our community.  The library provides life-long learning opportunities, access to Internet resources, and materials for leisure viewing, reading, and listening for all ages.

Our goal is to assist the library in developing services and facilities for the whole community.  We accomplish this goal by raising funds for needs which are beyond the library’s budget.  We also provide volunteer staff to assist with library special events.

The Friends has a Board of Directors which is elected for three-year terms.  The Board usually meets at 1:00 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every even numbered month in the Hattie Butler Friends Room on the main floor of the library.  However, we occasionally change the dates to accommodate holidays and other conflicts.  You can call the library to confirm a meeting date.



January 18, 2017

Book Sales

The primary fundraisers for the Friends are our four quarterly book sales and our ongoing Ramp Sale.

We have a scheduled a book sale four times per year on the main floor, typically on the 2nd Saturday of March, May, August, and November.  Books, magazines, DVD’s, puzzles, etc., are available.  Come search the various categories–mystery, fiction, history, and cookbooks–and take a home some treasures.

Our “Ramp” book sale is an ongoing sale on the ramp between the Children’s Library downstairs and the main floor.  A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction–adult and children’s–magazines, books on CD, and movies, are available at exceptionally low prices.


Donations Are Always Welcome!

We love your donated material!  However, please don’t bring books that have mold/mildew, are bug-ridden, damaged or falling apart.

The sale of donated materials helps our library keep shelves stocked with the latest and greatest items.


Joining the Friends of the Library

Members of Friends of the Library receive special benefits and opportunities such as:

  • Saving 10% on all books purchased at book sales
  • Encouraging reading in families
  • Making a difference in Morristown and Hamblen County
  • Use of the library’s community room (Corporate members only)

There are several membership levels available.

  • $3.00 Student
  • $10.00 Individual
  • $25.00 Family
  • $150.00 Individual Lifetime
  • $250.00 Corporate

A form is available for download if you’d like to become a member.  Friends of the Library membership

Friends of the Library Officers


  • President: Nancy Burnett
  • Vice President: Barbara Walton
  • Secretary: Linda Plankenhorn
  • Treasurer: Ron Peterson
  • Library Trustee Representative: Nancy Burnett
  • Corresponding Secretary: Rebecca Mullins


For more information on joining the Friends of the Library please stop by the Morristown-Hamblen Library or call us at (423) 586-6410.  

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