LaFollette Library News

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By Nancy Green

LaFollette Public Library News – April 8, 2011                     


Yea!!  The new library is actually becoming a reality. Johnny Byrge, director of the LaFollette Recreation Department, along with his staff, have officially moved out of the recreation department to their new headquarters at the West LaFollette facility and work has begun on renovating the recreation center to become the LaFollette Public Library.  I’m not sure of a completion date, but it is happening.  here’s a lot of work to be done; demolition and rebuilding, but we are all going to be so happy with the results.  The architect we have hired, Jeff Johnson, C.O.O. of the firm of McCarty, Holsaple and McCarty, has built libraries across the State of Tennessee with a great deal of success and satisfaction. 

In other library news, it is getting close to Summer Reading time. This is a much anticipated event held annually here at the library. I had considered not having it this year due to the fact that we will be moving at some point in time.  But, not knowing how long it will take us to get everything ready to move, and also due to that fact that there would be a lot of disappointed kids in LaFollette this summer, the Summer Reading will proceed as usual. The program will begin on June 8 and will continue through July 6.  The theme for this year’s reading program is “One World, Many Stories.” Further details will be posted later.

We have added many new titles to our shelves here at LaFollette Public Library. In fact, the new books that are in are being ‘shelved’ on the book trucks due to lack of shelving space in the library. This problem will be alleviated with the move to the larger facility.

Taxes are still being prepared on Thursday mornings here at the library. The last date of tax preparation is April 14. And as we have stated before, this is by appointment only.  No walk-ins will be accepted. We also have an ample supple of tax forms available for your convenience in filing your own taxes. 

While I have been typing up this newsletter, I have turned down 10 people wanting to use the computers because the computers are all busy. We hope to alleviate that problem by increasing the number of computers available for public use from the current six workstations to 12 workstations.

The library will be closed on April 22 and 23 in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday.

Be safe, be happy, and have a great day.