White County Public Library

Children's Services

Children's Librarian  

Imagination Library Turns Ten!!!

February 25, 2015 will mark the tenth anniversary of the White County Imagination Library program.  The program provides age-appropriate books for children living in White County under the age of five at no cost to the family.  This program is supported by a grant for the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation, White County, and the City of Sparta. 
Currently there are 1,127 enrolled and 1,916 graduates.  Census figures estimate there to be 1,508 White County children below the age of five, so we have approximately 75% of eligible children enrolled.  To date, 107,804 books have been delivered.  
If you know an eligible child, please encourage their parent or guardian to sign them up by calling the Library at 836-3613.

Imagination Library Birthday Party!

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Imagination Library in White County, the Library will be hosting a Birthday Party on Sunday, March 29, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  There will be plenty of activities, games and prizes for all ages, so make plans now to attend!  
For more information, call Cathy or Dana at 931-836-3613.  We hope to see you there!

Food For Fines:  February 9-28

Did you know 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, vegetable, 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.