Playaway Launchpads


The Claiborne County Library is pleased to announce that we just added six Playaway Launchpads to our collection. These tablets are pre-loaded with high quality, ad free learning apps. They have very interactive content and are ready to use. The tablets we added range from Pre-K through teen. The younger children will enjoy Furry Tales and Prehistoric Playground while the older ones will love the brain games and mind launchers. Come by and check these out during library hours. For more information call 423.626.5414.


Fall Book Sale


Our Annual Fall Book Sale starts today October 3rd-8th in the downstairs basement of the library! Hours: Mon.-Wed. 9:00-4:30  Thurs.-Fri.  9:00-5:30  Sat. 9:00-1:30. Come out to find some great bargains while supporting your library!!

Thank You!

The Claiborne County Library’s summer reading program, “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” finished up with a big party on July 26th with face painting, games, a bounce house and prizes. Children that were enrolled enjoyed lots of activities and entertainment. They also enjoyed the nutrition program provided by Jackie Payne and the UT Extension Office. There was a total of 126 children enrolled and over 5,000 books read!


The Library would like to thank the following sponsors for making this program a great success: DTR Tennessee, Inc., England, Inc., Home Federal Bank, Dollar General Store, First State Financial, Giles Industries, First Century Bank, Brenda & Earl Ingle, Gibson Hall Homemakers Club, Dogwood Homemakers Club, Tazewell Chapter 232 O.E.S., Pizza Inn, Food City, Claiborne County Fair Association, Wendy Killion and the New Tazewell City Pool, Dollywood, Taylor DeBusk, Karen Simpson, Taylor Bell, Matt Noe, Zach Amos, Leanne Walker, Big Air Inflatables, and everyone else that helped out with each program. Without you, this program would not be possible!

Mitchell Cosby, chairman of the Claiborne County Library Board, and Debbie Cheatham, library board trustee, recently completed the Tennessee Trustee Certification Program. This program is designed to strengthen local library boards by giving instruction in such areas as finance, policies and bylaws, planning, personnel and advocacy. The program is provided by Tennessee Regional Library System. Shown with Mr. Cosby is Matthew Jordan, director of the Clinch-River Regional Library and Sandy Rosenbalm, director of the Claiborne County Public Library.1470249495953


This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Claiborne County Public Library a $2,000.00 grant to support the Library’s Summer Reading Program. 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.

The Claiborne County Public Library will use these funds to help pay for educational programs throughout the summer and also to purchase new children’s books.

“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

Thank you so much, Dollar General, for your support!

-Claiborne County Public Library

Thank You


We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the library during our annual spring book sale! We had a wonderful turnout and we appreciate each and every one who came out!

Thank You,
Sandy, Teresa, and Jami

May 2016