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Summer Reading Program Successful

  Fizz, Boom, Read, the library's Summer Reading Program has wrapped up. This six weekwinner arabella sarver Saturday morning programs had 62 registered attendees between the ages of 4-13.  In addition to that, a program was presented at each session of Camp Tellico to another 75 children.

The top reader was Arabella Sarver from Vonore. She was presented a laptop donated by Mary Ann Blank and refurbished by the Tellico Village Computer Club.  All children received medals for their accomplishment and a bag of goodies that included age appropriate books.

Children from Lenoir City (24), Loudon(14), Tellico Village (6), Philadelphia (4), Vonore (1) and 13 children attended at least 1-2 sessions while visiting their grandparents in Tellico Village.

This program was made possible through the generosity of the Good Neighbors Shoppe and many volunteer teachers and helpers.

To see more picture of the Summer Reading Program follow this link

Meet the Author

Bobbi Wolverton author of Behind the Smile will be in the library August 1 from 10am to noon.behind the smile cover

In Behind the Smile, Bobbi describes her adventures as an international flight attendant. In 1965, it was a more innocent and glamourous time of travel, when passenger dressed formally, smoking was permitted, and the captain allowed in-flight visits to the cockpit.

Come visit with Bobbie in the library lobby.

  Her website is



Reserve and Renew Books from Home

Patrons can place reserves on books and renew books from home.

To do this, access the library online catalog by selecting the online catalog tab on the upper left side of this webpage.  This takes you directly to the online catalog of The Public Library at Tellico Village. Beneath the library picture,  you can search our catalog for any book, DVD, or book on CD in our collection.

However, if you wish to reserve or renew a book you need to set up an account.  You will need your Public Library at Tellico Village card number and a password. To set up the account use the password USERPASS. The site will immediately ask you to change the password to one of your own choosing

To renew a book, click on "my account", then select "items out". You will see list of all books currently checked out to you. On far right is a button that says renew. Click on that and your item will be renewed.  If the book is on reserve for another patron, you will not be allowed to renew the book.

To reserve a book, go to the search boxes in upper right corner.  Put in name of item, subject matter, or author of desired items.  Once the item appears, a reserve may be placed by clicking on the "reserve this title" box. 

 You will be called when the book is available for you to pick up at library.

Share a Good Book

Have you read a really good book and want to share it with others?  Now you can share a review of the book right here on this website.  Just follow this link or click on the Suggest or Review a Book tab on the left. Looking for a good book, check out the reviews.

If you prefer, you can still record your recommendations or read others' suggestions by looking in the notebook at the front desk in the library.

iPad Classes - Karen Brown, Instructor

iPad Basics

Monday August 11 and Friday  August 15

9:30 am-11:30 am

All classes held in library conference room.  Bring your iPad or mini iPad

Sign up at front desk.  Non refundable fee of $10 due at registration

Curt's iPad Tip of the Week

Additional Privacy for Notifications on Your Lock Screen

If you have a password protected iPad or iPhone, you can keep notifications from being accessed on your lock screen for added protection.

Press the home button or the sleep/wake button and the lock screen appears. Swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification center. Now, you can read all the events of today-all and missed. However you are displaying your personal information to anyone without the need of your password.

In order to prevent the notification center from being accessible, tap Setting>Notification Center>

Then, at the top right pane, under "ACCESS ON LOCK SCREEN", toggle off "Notification View" and "Today View".

Click the sleep/wake button to lock your screen. Then click the sleep/wake button again to bring your lock screen back up.  You should no longer be able to swipe down to access Noification Center on the Lock screen verifying that your notification center is secure from wandering eyes.

You will still receive your notifications, alarms, and reminders as before and the notification center only viewable from the home screen gives you a stronger sense of privacy and protection.


Curt Levine is one of two volunteers that teach iPad classes at the library. Each week he will write a tip about the many wonders of the iPad.

 If you have a question for Curt, contact him via the library facebook page  or  send him an email at

Click here to read previous tips of the week.

Free Educational Lecture Series

Neurobics-exercises for the mind

Tuesday August 19 9:30-10:30am in the library conference room

Neurobics are exercises for the mind. Andy Houck from Stay at Home TV will talk about the way to exercise your brain and keep it active and growing your whole life.

The lecture will include some brain physiology and how the brain acquires information. Learn some exercises and suggestions for improving your brain function.

Class size is limited and lectures fill up quickly, preregistration required. Call library at 458-5199 or sign up at front desk.

This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Good Neighbors Shoppe

Encore Presentation of Charles Lindberg "The Rise and Fall of an American Hero

charles lindberghDue to popular demand, historian David Flanagan will repeat his lecture Charles Lindbergh "The Rise and Fall of an American Hero.

The lecture will be Tuesday August 26 9:30-10:30 in the library conference room.

The lecture is free, but preregistration is needed. Only 35 seats are available.  Call the library at 48-5199 or stop by the front desk to register.

Suggested readings for the lecture ae Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg, Those Angry Days by Lynn Olson, and Against the Wind and Tide by Ann Morrow Lindberg. These books are available at the library.

This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Good Neighbors Shoppe.

 Home Delivery Available

Loudon County residents that are temporarily or permanently disabled may request free delivery of books.  A library volunteer will do a short interview to determine the type of books you prefer and your favorite authors. The books will be delivered and then picked up three weeks later.  All free of charge.  The expenses of this program are underwritten in part by the Jane L. Pettway Foundation.

For visually impaired county residents, the library will help arrange delivery for free books on CD.  The library also offers a free short term loan of listening equipment for the CDs.

This program is available on a short term basis to those recovering from surgery or on a long term basis for those that are unable to easily visit the library.

Call The Public Library at Tellico Village at 865-458-5199 to sign up or get more information. A volunteer will return your call.

Kahite Lot for Sale

 Mike and Debra Worley have generously donated a .5 acre lot in the Kahite neighborhood to the Friends of the Tellico Village Library.  This relatively flat corner lot on a quiet cul-de-sac has a mountain view and is a short distance from the first green. The selling price is $19,900 and is listed with Lakeside Real Estate Group.  Please contact Lakeside Realty if you are interested in this bargain.

Perks of Friends Membership

The Friends of the Library Board of Directors wants you to know how much we appreciate your Friendship, below are just some of the ways we would like to say "Thanks for being our Friend!"

Sloan Hardware store in the village will give a 5% discount on hardware, lumber, paint, and building supplies.  Just show your current membership sticker. Check out there website

Faces of Tellico offer a 10% discount on massages and facials. See their website

Book Sale Preview Night

Discount at all Library Events

Satisfaction that you are contributing to the continued success of the library's in-house and outreach programs.

Membership forms available at circulation desk or download here

For more information on how your membership dues are spent click here

Quick Link to Channel 3

Watch Sam McQueeney's "More than Books" featuring computer guru Karen Brown who volunteers her time to teach iPad classes at the library. 

The direct link to this interview is

Channel 3 features interviews and ongoing information about The Public Library at Tellico Village and so much more.

For those of you who don't have Charter Cable, be sure to check out the CH3 website, which is the internet version of the Bulletins and Videos shown on Charter Cable CH3. In addition you can view the bulletins posted at the the Yacht Club, Wellness Center and POA office screens. Ch3 is the only place you can see all these happenings in one place.

Chipmunk Challenge

 chipmunk challenge The Kiyuga Chipmunks laid down the challenge.  The residents of Kiyuga Way collected $500 to buy a leaf on the Giving Tree.

To date, 7 neighborhoods have raised various amounts of money to support the library. In addition to the Kiyuga Chipmunks, these neighborhoods have joined the challenge :the Coyatee Quackers, Saligugi Mud Turtles, the Saloli Squirrels, Seminole Wild Bunch, Tanasi Lagoon Townhouses, and the Kiowa WayPoint Neighbors.

Its not to late for your neighborhood to take the challenge.

The library appreciates the support of these neiborhoods and hopes other groups will take up the challenge. Small street?  Remember $150 buys a brick in the courtyard.

Information on the price of leaves and other options are available in the foyer at the library.

Shop Amazon-Benefit Library

Do you normally shop  If so, please consider ordering through AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Friends of the Tellico Village Library. Read more

Ruff Reading Class Continues at Library

charley and friendCharley is a very special canine. Charley is part of the HABIT team. HABIT is an acronym for Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee and is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Charley is one of many animals that works in animal related therapy programs.  Charley visits The Public Library at Tellico Village the first and third Saturdays of every month from 10am-11. He hopes that many children will want to read to him.  No registration is needed, but appointments may be made. Please direct questions to This program is made possible because of a Jane L. Pettway Foundation grant.

Love your Library with a Gift

  •  DVD/CD certificates for 12 rentals for only $20.
  •  Donation to the library any amount, but consider a brick for $150, or a leaf on the giving tree ($500,$750, or $1500) in honor or in memory of a special person.

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Drop Off Used Printer Cartridges at Library

The library earns over $100 a month by recycling printer cartridges.  All cartridges including laser are accepted.  Please place in green box in hallway bookcase.

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