About the Children’s Library and Links

The Children’s Library was opened to the general public on January 25th, 2003.  The Children’s Library contains books, audiobooks, and magazines for children 13 years and under.  There is a study room available for children to do homework or tutoring.  We also have computers for children to use.   To use the computers, a child must have his/her library card available, with fines under $5.00.



Are you ready for some summer reading excitement?

The theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Program is TAILS AND TALES.

You can complete a log of reading, virtual programs, and other activities to earn a prize pack and a chance to enter the grand prize drawing!  Registration for children and teens begins Tuesday, June 1st.

Summer Reading Program special events:

June 7th – 11am to 1pm     Tails and Tales Kickoff Party including a hotdog lunch for all patrons.

June 9th – 11am     TaleWise Fairy Tales live online program “Unicorns Break the Cage!”.  Features an interactive story, science experiment, and fun activities.  Join us live in the Community Room (preregistration required) or participate at home.

June 23rd – 11am     Ed May’s Puppets online program.  Runaway Puppet Theater presents timeless tales with a twist, not only to entertain, but to get kids excited and interested in reading.  Join us live in the Community Room (preregistration required) or participate at home.

June 30th – 11am    Debbie Long with Hamblen County 4-H will teach a craft activity.  Pre-registration is required as supplies are limited.

July 7th – 11am    Brian Richards will present a magic show.

For more information or to register for an event in the Community Room, please come to the Children’s Library or call us at 423-586-6410.


Hamblen County Imagination Library

Read to Your Child

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting a specially selected book each month free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners.

If you have a child under 5, sign him/her up for the Hamblen County Imagination Library.


Family Resources:

While many families are staying home more, we have a selection of online activities for children and families to enjoy.

Video Lessons from TN Department of Education to air on PBS Stations

Sesame Street in Communities  New resources about learning at home and more from Sesame Street

ReadyRosie  Early Education Tools that Help Families Create Meaningful Home-Learning Environments

Primary Playground  Fun scavenger hunts, literacy games and snack ideas

Levar Burton Reads Live on Twitter

Coronavirus  “Book Suggestions and Tips for Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus” from Indianapolis Public Library

Mindfulness and Movement classes for kids

Virtual Museum Tours

Virtual Tours of National Parks on Google Earth

Authors Everywhere YouTube channel  Read alongs and activities

Scholastic Learn at Home  Interactive learning experiences

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems at 1pm daily and Digital Stage with videos of past performances

Brightly Online Storytime

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safaris  at 3pm daily

Storyline  Celebrated actors reading books

American Sign Language Storytelling

Science Mom YouTube channel

Unite for Literacy  Read along books in multiple languages

Storytime from Space  also Science Time from Space

Mrs. P’s Storytime  Award-winning storybook destination

Kate Messner  Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020

Audible Stories

Hank the Cowdog   author John R. Erickson reads from his books

Energy Monster activity book.

General Motors free STEM programs.





Online Resources and Homework Help

The Children’s Library is enhanced when you use the link below to our subscription to TumbleBooks.  The Morristown-Hamblen Library is also a member of the State of Tennessee regional library system, which allows you to access Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. for free downloads of audio books, e-books, and videos.  The Tennessee Electronic Library has valuable sources of information for children and for homework help.

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Welcome to e-books for e-kids! The Morristown-Hamblen Library now has books that will automatically read to your children! There are hundreds of the best children’s books in a format that helps them to learn to read by highlighting the words and sounding them out. Your children will spend hours reading and listening to books online. Please let us know how you like the TumbleBooks resources.

open TumbleMath

Educators have long known that one of the most effective ways to teach math concepts, especially to reluctant learners, is by using stories and literature.

TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in our world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages.

The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, educational games, plus quizzes in order to test and track progress.


Take advantage of even more free downloads for your children available through the Tennessee R.E.A.D.S.  Books, Audio-books and streaming video available.



Homework help from the Tennessee Electronic Library.





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