7/22 – 5PM – Sourdough Starter Class #2!
This class is FULL, but you can still sign-up for the waitlist. You can sign-up at the library, call us, email info@sequatchiecountylibrary.org, or message us on Facebook. 
Over 100 books that were due in June have not been returned!
Please remember that we are a FINE FREE library. There are no late fees, but we still need our book and other materials back so that others can enjoy them.
If you’re not sure, just call or come by the library. We’re happy to check your account and make sure that you have returned all your items!

Our Summer Reading Program wouldn’t be possible without the support of generous individuals and organizations in our community!

The Dunlap Tribune
The City of Dunlap
Sequatchie County
Friends of the Library
Little Debbie
Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC)
Farley’s Ace Hardware
Valley Views
Sequatchie County Public Library Foundation
WOW! Over 250 people came to Harris Park to celebrate our Summer Reading Program and see Tom Foolery’s Comedy & Juggling Show.
Below are the Prize Winners for each age group:
*** Prize Winners ***
Grand Prize
— Lily Rankin
Ages 0-3 – Toddlers
— Asher Grant
— Naomi McAffee
Ages 3-5 – Preschoolers
— James Phillips
— Dahlia Thibault
Ages 5-8 = Book Buddies
— Zachary Peterson
— Rosemary Odineal
Ages 9-12 – Chapter Chums
— Logan Beene
— Alexis Camp
Ages 13-18 – Teens
— Sarah Thomas
Ages 18+ – Adult
— Reba Childress
— Karen Coulson
Marshmallow Jar Count
— Alicia Tuovila (Guessed 750 – Actual Count 740)
***** Prize winners should stop by the library to collect their prize bag. If you have not collected your prize bag by July 19, you forfeit the prize; and a new name will be drawn in your place.*****

Go to https://tntel.info/ to find great resources!
Academic journals, newspapers, and other research resources
FREE LANGUAGE LEARNING – with Transparent Language
You don’t even need a library card to use TEL.
7/1-7/31 — Our Family Room will be closed from July 1st until July 31st while we renovate that space. Our picture books and board books have been temporarily moved to the Main Collection room and are available for check out. Unfortunately, our kids DVDs will not be available for check out until August 1 due to limited shelf space.

Even minor construction projects can get noisy and messy. We will do our best to keep things neat and reasonably quiet, but for the month of July – please pardon our mess.

This project WILL NOT impact our ♿accessible entrance at the rear of the building. If you have any questions or concerns during this project, please let us know!

Our Regular Weekly Programs (Toddler Time & Preschool Storytime) start back August 12th.

Events in July
7/22 – 5PM – Sourdough Starter Class – FULL – You can still sign-up for the waitlist!
7/31 – Library Closes at 5PM during set-up for the HWY 127 Yard Sale

Events in August
8/2 – Library Closed during the Highway 127 Yard Sale

8/20 – 6PM – Book Club
If you haven’t signed-up yet, just call or come by the library before the meeting. Space is limited.
This program will occur at the library after-hours. Please arrive at or before 6pm. The doors will be locked at 6pm.
Anyone arriving after 6pm will not be able to get into the building, and no library services will be available during Book Club.
8/20 – 4PM – LEGO Night
Join us at 4pm for LEGO Night! You can play with our LEGOs, build free-style, or use our challenge cards. This program is open to all ages.

This is not a drop-off program. Adults must remain with children during the program.

Help Support Art & Literature in Tennessee!
After deducting the cost of manufacture and production, 40% of the revenue from these specialty plates goes to the Tennessee Arts Commission, 10% goes to the State Highway Fund, and the remaining 50% goes to the organization associated with the plate.
The Dollywood Foundation Plate supports Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
The 3 other plates above support the Tennessee Arts Commission
August – Sourdough Starter Class #3!
You can still sign-up for the August Class. You can sign-up at the library, call us, email info@sequatchiecountylibrary.org, or message us on Facebook. 
We will announce the date and time soon, but our list is filling up!

You can now borrow our Creative Discovery Museum Pass.
This provides free admission to the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga for 2 Adults & 4 Kids. The Pass does not cover free or discounted parking. Each household can only use the pass once per calendar year to visit the Creative Discovery Museum.
You can borrow our Hunter Museum of American Art Pass – Donated to our library by the museum itself!
This provides free admission to the Hunter Museum of American Art for 2 adults. Youth 17 & under get into the museum for free, but there is a chaperone requirement of 1 adult for every 5 children.
Each household can only use the pass once per calendar year to visit the Hunter Museum of American Art.

The museum is about to change its parking policies. Please look at their updated policy on their website. This pass does not cover free or discounted parking.

You can borrow our Chattanooga Zoo Pass.
This provides free admission to the Chattanooga Zoo for 2 Adults & 4 Kids. Parking at the Zoo is free, but you will be responsible for entry fees for additional guests. Each household can only use the pass once per calendar year to visit the Chattanooga Zoo.


We’ve had a lot of calls and messages about our passes to the Creative Discovery Museum, the Chattanooga Zoo, and the Hunter Museum of American Art.
Here are some answers to the most common questions:


  • You can only borrow 1 pass at a time.
  • You get the pass for 7 days (1 week).
    • There is a $10 late fee for each day that the pass is late.
    • You cannot renew/recheckout the pass.
  • You can only borrow an attraction pass once per year.
    • Please only borrow the pass if you are certain you will get to use it in your allotted 7 days.
  • We will not hold or reserve the passes for anyone – no exceptions.
  • You must have a library card and be in GOOD STANDING to borrow a pass.*
    *Good Standing means that you do not have overdue items or outstanding fees for lost or damaged materials.


  • You will need an ID with your current address or piece of mail with your address to apply for a card. Cards are free.
  • After you get your card, you must wait 2 weeks before you can borrow a pass. During that time, you must check out at least 1 item and return it.
  • Again, we do not place holds or reserves the passes for anyone.
  • Once your 2 weeks is over, you will have the same opportunity all of our patrons have to borrow one of the passes when it becomes available.


You can call, message, or come by the library if you need more information.
Please note that we will not make exceptions to the holds or new patron wait-time policies.

Video Games are now available for check out!

Limit 1 Game per Household
Games are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No holds or reserves allowed.

Patrons can renew the game 1 (one) time; after the first renewal, the borrower will pay $1/day in late fees until the game is returned.

Borrowing patrons are responsible for the full cost of replacing the game if the cartridge is lost or damaged.

Only adults (18+) can check out a game. Children must have an adult with them sign for the game, acknowledging that they (the adult) will pay to replace the game if it is lost or damaged.

After a generous donation, the following titles are available for checkout:
Pretty Princess Magical Garden Island (Switch)
Animal Crossing New Horizons (Switch)
Disney Magical World 2 (Switch)
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Switch)

The Voice (Wii U)
The LEGO Movie Videogame (Wii U)

The Sims 3 (Wii)
UP (Wii)
Lego Batman2 DC Superheroes (Wii)
Just Dance 2 (Wii)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
Several more were donated, and we’re still getting them ready to borrow.

Try one of our STEAM kits today!
We have more than 20 kits with something to interest kids ages 12 & under.
Check out rules for our kits are a little different from our books. A household can only check out 1 kit at a time. We will charge late fees for late kit returns ($1/day), and an adult (18+) has to sign for the kit due to the high replacement cost for some of the materials if the kit is lost or damaged.
List of Our Kits:
  • Learn to Measure KIT
  • Food and Nutrition KIT
  • Robotics and Coding KIT
  • Understanding Our Universe KIT
  • Discover the US Kit
  • Engineering Gears and Mazes Kit
  • Ocean Kit
  • Berenstain Bears Phonics Kit
  • All About Magnets Kit
  • I Love Animals
  • On The Farm Toddler Kit
  • Early Motor Skills 1 Year+ Kit
  • Turbopop! Kit
  • Space Kit
  • Lace, Stack, and Sort Kit
  • Biscuit Phonics Kit
  • Construction and Building Kit
  • Math Games Kit
  • Building and Design Kit
  • Paw Patrol Phonics Kit
  • Garden Kit
  • Things That Fly: Birds and Butterflies
  • History Buffs: WWII Kit
  • Toddler Build & Play Kit
  • Growing Motor Skills 2 Years+ Kit
  • We’re getting more all the time!

Highschoolers with an interest in coding and circuit boards – check this out!


This network of highs school makers and coding clubs offers several opportunities for young people with an interest in digital science to flex their skills or learn more!

Highschoolers with an interest in coding and games design – here’s something for you!
This network of highs school makers and coding clubs offers several opportunities for young people with an interest in digital science to flex their skills or learn more!
There are only a few requirements to get a Sprig console:
You must be in high school or younger (this will be checked before mailing)
Your game must use the Sprig editor
Your game has a minimum of 5 mins of gameplay
Your game is original
Note: for games made by a group, they only ship ONE device. (One device per PR / game).

Check out their site for more detailed information about how to enroll. There is no fee or charges for applying.

We are always looking to make our collection more appealing to the community. If you’re interested in a book, author, or series that we don’t have, just let us know!

You can come by the library and fill out your suggestion there, call us at 423-949-2357 during our business hours, or email us at info@sequatchiecountylibrary.org.

Stop by the library to see the “Barn Quilt”!
You could own this beautiful quilt for just $5!
The Friends of the Library are selling raffle tickets for this quilt as a fundraiser for the library.
—– Tickets are $5 Each —–
—– —– OR —– —–
—– 5 Tickets for $20 —–
You can purchase tickets at the library for cash only.
The drawing will be Saturday, October 26 during the Annual Booksale.
Thank you again to the very generous quilter who donated this quilt to help the library!

Try out this free resource from the State of Tennessee for Kindergarten through 5th Grade. There’s homework help, games, and more! https://tel4u.org/

For older students try: https://www.tntel.info/students

We have 11 Little Free Libraries here in Sequatchie County. These are provided and maintained by the Sequatchie County Friends of the Library.
Get some help using our genealogy resources! Our genealogy room opens at 10AM. It closes at 12pm for 1 hour. It is then open from 1pm to 3pm CST.

From TALS – the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, https://www.help4tn.org/ offers free civil legal information and social services information. The information on their site is to aid your general understanding of legal issues.  This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be depended on for that purpose.  Each case is different and needs individual attention.  This site is also focused on civil legal matters, not criminal legal information.

How to Login to Our Catalog Online

  1. Go to Our Catalog.
  2. Click on the “Please Login” link on the upper right side of the page.
  3. On the pop-up window, choose “SEQUATCHIE:Sequatchie County Public Library.”
  4. Enter the barcode on the back of your library card – letters and numbers.
  5. Enter your password.
    • If it’s your first time, use “USERPASS” as your password.
    • If you forgot your password, click the “Forgot Your Password” Link.
    • The library staff cannot look up your password.

How to Access Free Ebooks & Audiobooks Online

  1. Go to: https://reads.overdrive.com/
  2. Click on the “Sign In” button in the upper right side of the page.
  3. Choose “Sequatchie County Public Library” from the dropdown list.
  4. Enter the barcode on the back of your library card – letters and numbers.

How to Download Libby – The Free App for Ebooks & Audiobooks

  1. Go to: https://reads.overdrive.com/ on your phone, tablet, or e-reader.
  2. Scroll down until you see a maroon/red bar that says “Meet Libby.”
  3. In that bar, there are 2 links – for Google Play store (Android) and the App Store (Apple/IOS).
  4. Click whichever of those links applies to the device you are using.
  5. Download and install the Libby App.
  6. Once installed, follow the simple prompts to find our library and sign-in with your card.