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        20th Annual Used Book Sale *Tellico Village Community Church *130 Chota Center

  • Thursday April 24   Friends Preview Night 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Friday April 25       Open to Public 9am-7pm
  • Saturday April 26   Open to the Public 9am-2pm  all items half pricebook sale

Donations are no longer accepted for 2014 Book Sale

Special Events:

  • April 24: Friends Preview Night and Reception- Friends of Tellico Village Library Only-Memberships available at Door
  • April 24, 25, 26: Buy $20 worth of items-get a coupon for 1 free book of your choice
  • April 26: Half price Saturday  Buy $10 worth of books get lunch free*

*Lunch is at library courtyard 11am-1pm courtesy of Purdue Club

Book Sale Volunteers Needed

April 24 Preview Night Kitchen                        sign up library

  • appetizers and baked goods needed for reception
  • help is needed in kitchen for Thursday night reception

April 23 Sale Set Up           Sign up library or email

Pickup trucks and dollies needed for set and clean up

Volunteer Shifts available:

  • 7:30-10:30 set up tables and unload books - Must be able to lift and carry
  • 9:30-12:30 Set up/Unload
  • 12:00-3:00 arrange books   1:00-4:00 arrange books

April 24 Set up and Preview Party      sign up library or

Volunteer Shifts available:

9:00-12:00 arrange books        11:00-2:00  arrange books

6:30-8:30 Cashiers, book talliers, book dealer sales talliers, greeters/circulators/assist

April 25 Book Sale Workers         sign up library or

Volunteer Shifts available for Cashiers, Book talliers, Arrange/Assist

8:30-11:00     11:00-1:30       1:30-4:00       4:00-7:00

April 26 Sale and Clean Up        sign up library or

Pick up Trucks and dollies needed for clean up

Volunteer shifts available:

Cashiers, Book Talliers, Book Dealer Sales Talliers, Arrange, Organize/Asssist

8:30-11:30      11:00-2:00

Clean Up     2:00-4:00

Exclusive Invitation for Friends

The Friends of the Tellico Village Library invite all current Friends of the Tellico Village Library to attend the Friends Only Preview Party for the 20th Annual Used Book Sale.

Be the first to choose from over 35,000 books and enjoy tasty snacks and beverages.

This event is Thursday April 24 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Christian Life Center of the Community Church at Tellico Village.   For every $20 you spend you get a coupon for one free book. 

Not a Friend?  2014 memberships are available at the library and at the door at the book sale.

iPad Classes 

iPad Basic Class-Karen Brown instructor

  May 12 and  May 16  9:30-11:30 (one 2 session class)  Basic iPad Class

All classes held in library conference room.

Sign up at front desk.  Non refundable fee of $10 due at registration. Seats limited and fill up quickly.

Home Delivery Offered

 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.

Summer Reading Needs Volunteers

The Summer Reading Program needs volunteers to work two Saturdays of your choice. The program runs every Saturday June 14-July 19 from 10am to noon.  This years program "Fizz, Boom, Read" is all about science. Participants in the program range in age from 5 to11 years old. Each child is exposed to reading and crafts and always has something to take home at end of session. It is guaranteed fun experience for the volunteers!

Both teachers and helpers are needed to make this another successful year. Contact Billie Whitney at for more information and to sign up.

First Friday for Local Authors

marilyn neilansThe Public Library at Tellico Village is proud to present Marilyn Neilans as its next featured local author.  Marilyn will be in the library lobby on Friday May 2 from 10:00 to noon.

Marilyn is the author of the true life novel of Saying Goodbye to the Iris Lady. The novel is the story of the true acquisition of understanding and acceptance.

Marilyn enjoys answering questions not only about her book, but writing in general. Her website is

The complete schedule of author visits is listed here


Free Educational Lecture Series


margaret boyesMargaret Boyes,Interior Designer and owner of Interior Motives....The Inside Story, will be the lecture series' featured speaker on May 20. The lecture will be from 9:30-10:30 in the library conference room.  The lecture is free, but space is limited. Sign up now at the front desk as these classes fill quickly.

Margaret will talk about the History of Design,Everything Old is New Again. Margaret feels "it's the right time to talk about the history of design and how we still use all the ancient concepts of design today, whether it be balance and proportion, motifs or textile patterns."

Registration for  April's Free Educational Lecture "Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain" is  Closed

 For a complete list of lectures click here.

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" interview with Cheryl Petras, chairperson of the 20th Annual Used Book Sale.

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 Saligugi Mud Turtles, Seminole Wild Bunch,and the Kiowa Way Point Neighbors have met the Chipmunk Challenge.  Residents of Saligugi raised $750 and The Wild Bunch raised $500.  Their leaves will be on a special  neighborhood branch of the Giving Tree.

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

The residents of  Kiyuga Way  collected money to buy a leaf on the Giving Tree. Choosing the Cherokee word for Kiyuga, the neighborhood  issued the Chipmunk Challenge.  They challenged other streets to raise a minimum of $500 to buy a leaf on the special neighborhood branch of our beautiful tree.

The library appreciates the support of the Chipmunks,Mud Turtles, and Wild Bunch 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 Begins 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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