"The seeds of the Cheatham County Public Library in Ashland City, TN, were sown as early as 1955, thanks to the Federal Library Service Act. The Act provided for a 2-year demonstration of library services to rural counties which were not yet a part of the State Regional Library system..."
The Memphis Library Foundation has announced that Jess Walter, author of the New York Times bestseller “Beautiful Ruins,” will join fans and library supporters during the foundation’s annual Libration event.
"Fred P. Rawlings, a prominent Sevierville businessman, held to the belief that the citizens of Sevier County, Tennessee, deserved to have a library. In 1921 he obtained an indefinite loan of 200 books from the War Surplus Department of the American Library Association to begin a library in Sevier County. He went on to persuade a group of local citizens to pledge up to $10 each for the purchase of books and was successful in convincing fifty-four people to donate a total of $233.50. ..."
I’m originally from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, specifically a town called Maryville. It is a thriving metropolis of more than 27,000 people – a number that will seem really big to some of you and quite insignificant … Continued