White County Public Library






Children's Services


                                                                                                                                
Children's Librarian  



Food for Fines: February 9 - 28


Did you know that 1 in 6 Tennesseans are at risk for hunger?

We have a unique opportunity to give back to those in need through a food drive campaign called Food for Fines.  Our campaign will run from February 9th through the 28th.  During this time, this Library will be a drop off point for food donations for our local food banks.  For every non-perishable item you drop off, we will subtract $1 from your current library fines.

  After the holiday season, our local food banks experience empty shelves and a constant flow of people in need.  Let's team up to help restock their shelves!

Most needed food items:

canned fruit, vegetables, soup and stews
canned tuna or chicken
peanut butter
cereal
pasta

Your donations will stay in this county and will be donated to local food banks.

THANK YOU!!


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BOOK SALE!  BOOK SALE!

The Library is preparing for its annual Spring Book Sale!  As you may know our book sales finance our Summer Reading Program and other programs that promote literacy in White County.  So, if you have some old books taking up space in your home we would be happy to take them off your hands.  And while you're thinking of it, come purchase some books yourself.
We hope to see you there!

SPRING BOOK SALE

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 9 am - 6 pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 31 8, am - 5 pm
SATURDAY, APRIL 1 8, am - Noon



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White County Among TOP 5 Participants for Imagination Library in Tennessee

White County has been part of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for 12 years, and we have just received news that we rank among the program's Top 5 Participants in the State.  The Imagination Library mails a FREE books each month to any child ages 0-5 who registers with the program.  You may sign up online at www.governorsfoundation.org or at the White County Public Library.
Despite this success, only 43% of Tennessee 3rd graders read proficiently.  You can help us fix that by making sure we reach every child in White County.  If you know a child who isn't registered, please tell their parent to visit the Library or call us at 931-836-3613.

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Library Computers Updated

The Library is excited to announce that it has recently installed 9 new computers throughout out facility thanks to a grant from the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA). It was administered through the Tennessee State Library & Archives and the Falling Water River Regional Library using federal, state, and county funds.
The grant has allowed the Library to update its computer lab, as well as several staff and public computers throughout its facility.
If you haven't visited out computer lab in a while, now is a great time to do so!  It is fully equipped to help you on with job applications, homework, and daily computer tasks.  We are incredibly grateful to all our partners who helped make this upgrade possible.