Our theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Program  is “Libraries Rock!”. The sign-ups begin on May 29th! Also, we will be hosting Adventures in the Kitchen again. Ms. Jackie at the UT Extension Office has a wonderful, free six week nutritional program for kids and their parents. Swing by the library for more information!


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Do you have outstanding fines or fees due to overdue materials from the Claiborne County Public Library?

Claiborne County Public Library wants to welcome you back to the library and help wipe the slate clean during our celebration of National Library Week!

The library is offering this opportunity to return any library materials without having the worries of paying late fees! Whether it be books, DVDs, magazines, or audio books, you will have a fresh start with us! This does not apply to existing fines on previously returned materials. Lost library cards will also be replaced at no cost to you. We want everyone to able to enjoy all the library has to offer and to help us celebrate during National Library Week.

For any additional information, please call the library at 423.626.5414.


Essential Oils Class

For anyone who would be interested in an Intro to Essential Oils class, the Claiborne County Public Library will be hosting this event on November 14th from 10:00-11:00. scan0001

The Claiborne County Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Build A Better World” finished up on July 18th with a huge party in the library yard with door prizes, face painting, games, bounce house and more. Children who enrolled participated in multiple activities and enjoyed all the entertainment provided by the library. The UT Extension Office also hosted “Adventures in the Kitchen” in the children’s room. This program was a nutrition program with nutritional facts, exercise, and hands-on cooking for the kids and was presented by Jackie Payne and Abby Ferguson who had a wonderful crowd every time.

As part of the “Build a Better World” theme, the library chose to try and help “Build a Better Community” by taking donations for three different non-profit organizations in the county. As children and adults read a book and brought in a donation they were entered into a weekly door prize drawing. Many items were donated and we appreciate everyone who helped out.

Programming will continue throughout the year at the library with Lego Club, Storytime, and much more. A future program for homeschoolers will be coming soon. For more information on these programs, call the library at 423.626.5414 or visit the library’s Facebook page.

The library would like to thank the following sponsors for making this program a wonderful success: SRK Tennessee, Inc., Minton Family Dental, Rowland Veterinary Services, DeRoyal Industries, The Sign Center, Home Federal Bank, Enrichment Federal Credit Union, Dollar General Store, Gibson Hall Homemakers Club, Dogwood Homemakers Club, Tazewell Chapter 232 O.E.S., Hair, Etc., Pizza Inn, Old Town Grill, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant, Red Door American and Chinese Restaurant, Unique Palace, Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, WonderWorks, Smokies Stadium, Wilderness of the Smokies, Zoo Knoxville, The Muse Knoxville, Claiborne County Fair Association, Town of New Tazewell Pool, Big Air Inflatables, Taylor and Makayla DeBusk, Matt Noe, Katie and Beth Rednour, Zach Amos, Leanne Walker, Karen Loope, and everyone else that helped out at each program. Without you this program would not be possible.


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Sandy, Teresa, and Jami


scan0001Sign-Ups Start May 30th for children ages 12-under. Readers of all ages can participate in the weekly prize drawings. See fliers for more details.


The Claiborne County Public Library is so excited to announce that we are a recipient of the 2017 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant. This grant will provide educational entertainment and new children’s materials for the library’s summer reading program, “Build a Better World”.

This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits, and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

Thank you so much Dollar General for your support!