The Public Library at Tellico Village is located in rural Loudon County, Tennessee. It is part of the Ocoee River Regional Library System and one of five libraries in Loudon County.
It is a full service public library that is open to all that live or work in the surrounding communities. There is no charge to receive a library card. However patrons are encouraged to become a member of the Friends of the Tellico Village organization.
Loudon County libraries receive their funding from city taxes. The Public Library of Tellico Village is not located in an incorporated city, so it does not have a tax base for funding. The county provides the salaries for the libraries two paid part time employees. The Regional library provides technical support and one book lease program. All other expenses are paid by the Friends of the Tellico Village Library. These expenses include mortgage, operating expenses and a second book lease program.
The MaryAnn Bork Courtyard, shaded by a 200 year old holly tree, is designed as an event venue and may be used for non library events.
A conference room is set up with approximately 15 chairs that are comfortably set up around a large, modular, oval conference table which can be broken down into a variety of table configurations. There are 35 matching chairs for theater-style seating upon removal of the tables. The conference room is equipped with ceiling-mounted digital projector, retractable screen, internet connection, telephone, and sound system.
There will be a sliding fee schedule for non-profits, businesses, and general public use. The fees are currently under review.
To inquire about availability of these areas, call the library at 458-5199 or email Carolyn McDermott at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Public Library serving the Loudon County
The Public Library at Tellico Village has its roots in the community of Tellico Village. In 1987 book lovers began a Book Club. That led to the creation of a small lending library furnished with 500 books from the Loudon County Library Board Regional Bookmobile.
Surveys circulated indicated an interest in a library. The Friends of the Tellico Village Library was incorporated in 1992 to manage and fund the fledging endeavor. Three retired professional librarians volunteered to manage the library. In 1992 The Friends had 95 members. In 2012, the Friends' membership numbered 1006 households.
Several moves later, each to larger facilities, the library changed its focus. The time had come to move from serving only the residents of Tellico Village. In 1997, The library became The Tellico Village Public Library to serve the residents of all the surrounding communities. In October 2012, the library moved into a 6554 square foot building financed through a special loan from the United States Rural Development Agency. The mortgage and operating expenses are the responsibility of the Friends of the Tellico Village Library.
The Public Library at Tellico Village moved into its new facilities in November of 2012. The new building is 6442 square feet and was designed by Smee-Busby of Knoxville, and constructed by Wilson construction Group LLC, of Athens. The site is located on
The name of the library was changed to The Public Library at Tellico Village to reflect the fact that it is indeed a public library. Its vision to to be the center for lifelong learning, providing the community with access to the information that will ful
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