Library Events

NOTICE:  Many in-person library programs are resuming this summer.  We can’t wait to see you back in the library!  Please look for updates on our Facebook page or WCRK radio.


Library Events Calendar  ~ View the goings-on at the library by clicking here for our events calendar.

Are you ready for some summer reading excitement?

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

We will have programs for children, teens, and adults this summer.  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.  The adult reading program will be held later in the summer.

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.


Lego Club and STEAM


We will be having our first 2021 meeting in the Community Room, from 1 – 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 12th!
Spots will be limited to 18, and that does include parents. You will need to call (423)586-6410, or come by the front desk to reserve your spot.

If you have not reserved a spot at the meeting, we may not be able to allow you in if we are at capacity. Spots will fill up quickly, so please call and reserve yours now.
Lego Club will look a little different for a while. We will not be sharing, or trading Lego’s between club members. Each child will have their own portion of Lego’s to build from. We will have building stations spread out to encourage social distancing. Masks are not required but are encouraged. The Lego’s will be cleaned after each meeting.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call!

We are so excited to see everyone, and see what cool creations you will build!

It’s going to be AWESOME!!!


Crafts with the Staff

Make a “tramp art” inspired popsicle stick planter with Rita and Belinda.  This will be an in-person craft event on June 24th at 5pm in the Community Room.  Supplies will be furnished, but space is limited to the first 20 people to sign up.  You may register at the main circulation desk or call 423-586-6410 to be added to the list.


Story Time at the Library 

The Children’s Library offers programming for young children on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  We enjoy stories, songs, nursery rhymes, music, dancing, snacks, and play time.  Activities take place in the Community Room and are limited to 20 participants at this time.


Family Fun Evenings

We have activities designed for everyone in your family to enjoy together every other Tuesday.  Family Game Night is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.  Family Movie Night is on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.  These events are held in the Community Room, with a maximum capacity of 20 people.



Computer Classes

Writers’ Club “New”

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