Perry County Public Library System supports community needs

Perry County Public Library System supports community needs

Lobelville Library  <br /> 55 South Main Street <br /> Lobelville, TN 37097

Lobelville Library
55 South Main Street
Lobelville, TN 37097

Time to find out what's new in your library

Time to find out what's new in your library

Linden Library  <br /> 104 College Avenue <br /> Linden, TN 37096

Linden Library
104 College Avenue
Linden, TN 37096

Lobelville and Linden Libraries provide a wonderful Summer Reading Program

Lobelville and Linden Libraries provide a wonderful Summer Reading Program

Learn how to use popular websites

Learn how to use popular websites

Imagination Library Specialty License Plate Available Now

Imagination Library Specialty License Plate Available Now

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What makes a Great Library System?

Over 40 Years Serving Perry County

Today's library is not like your father's library. While you can still check out a book from the library, you can do so much more.

Goodies for the Mind and the Tummy

Semi-Annual Book & Bake Sale

Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Perry County Library Friends of the Library will be holding their semi-annual fundraiser books by the bag and baked goods from some of the best cooks in the County.

These funds allow the Friends to finance expansion in the libraries through the purchase of books, computers, equipment and programs which could not otherwise be afforded.

Join the Friends of the Library
Tax Changes Affect Us All

Need Tax Forms? Call Early!

The IRS has informed the libraries in Perry County to expect a limited supply of printed tax forms by the end of February due to the recent tax code changes.The Buffalo River Review will post a notice when the forms have arrived at the libraries. However, to best insure you have the tax forms you need on time, 1) go online to IRS.gov/orderforms to place an order, 2) Call 1-800-829-3676 to place an order, 3) For Deaf and Hard of Hearing TTY/TDD call 1-800-829-4059.

Call 800-829-3676 Now!
Winter Hours January 1 - March 31

Library Board Announcement

The Perry County Library Board of Trustees, which governs both the Lobelville and Linden Library, has announced new winter hours from January 1 to March 31, in their concern for our visitors in the evening:

Tuesday: 9AM - 7PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 5:30PM
Thursday: 9AM - 7PM
Friday: 9AM - 5:30PM

Perry County Library Board of Trustees

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Perry County Public Library System
Internet and Computer Use Policy

The Perry County Libraries are pleased to offer public use of the Internet as part of the library's mission of providing free and open access to materials and services to meet patrons' personal, educational, and professional needs. The library's computer system and free public use internet service provides the opportunity to integrate electronic resources from around the world with the library's other resources.
In order to offer quality Internet service to all of our patrons, certain guidelines apply. Individuals who use the library's computer resources, including the free use public internet connection, inappropriately and do not comply with the following guidelines, may have their library privileges suspended for up to 30 days during which entrance to any public library ln Perry County will be denied. Individuals using library computers or internet connection for illegal purposes or who cause malicious destruction to property may also be subject to prosecution.

  1. In accordance with the Tennessee Code Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 9, sending, receiving, or displaying text or graphics that may be reasonably construed as obscene by community standards inside or on the grounds of Perry County Public Libraries is prohibited, regardless of age of the library patron using computers inside Perry County Public Libraries.
  2. Users must accept all U.S. copyright laws and licensing agreements pertaining to software, files, and other resources obtained via the internet. The library expressly disclaims any responsibility resulting from copyright infringement by a library patron.
  3. Downloading of images or files from the Internet to the computer's hard drive is strictly prohibited. Patrons may either bring in a flash drive or a disk to copy files to. Unknown files will be purged from the system periodically.
  4. The library patrons using computers inside Perry County Public Libraries with conform to all local, state, and federal laws regarding minors' access to materials harmful to minors.
  5. All internet users should avoid disclosing personal information over the Internet to preserve their own personal safety. Library internet users are prohibited by law from disclosing, using, or disseminating personal information regarding minors without written authorization of the parent or legal guardian of the minors involved.
  6. Engaging in any of the following activities is a violation of policy: libeling or slandering of others; uploading a worm, virus, or other harmful form of programming or vandalism; participating in hacking activities or any form of unauthorized access to other computers, networks, or information systems.
  7. Internet users are prohibited from using the library computers or internet connection to compromise the safety and security of minors when using e-mail, chatrooms, social media and other forms of direct or indirect electronic communications. Such use includes, but is not limited to giving others private information about one's self or others or arranging a face-to-face meeting with someone one has met on the internet without a parent or legal guardian's permission.

The internet, as an information resource, enables the library to provide information beyond the confines of its own collection. It allows access to ideas, information and commentary from around the world. Information access through the Internet is not warranted by the library to be accurate, authoritative, factual, or complete. It is the patron's responsibility to verify the accuracy of any material found on the internet. Therefore, library patrons are advised to exercise critical judgment when using information from the internet, realizing accuracy, completeness and currency vary widely. More accurate, comprehensive, and current information may be found in sources locally housed by the Library.

As with all library resources, the library affirms the right and responsibihty of parents and guardians to determine and monitor their minor children's use of the Internet. It is the responsibility of the parents or legal guardians, who believe that their children cannot responsibly use the library's internet access, to monitor their children’s internet usage, not the staff, volunteers, or other library patrons.
All Internet resources accessible through the library are provided to all users. There is no age limit for use of any materials provided on the Internet. Children have access to the same resources as adults. It is left to the discretion of the parent or legal guardian to decide what resources are appropriate for their children.

 

Violations

The user's access to the library’s computer network and content is a privilege, not a right. Misuse of the library computers or free use intemet connetion will result in the loss of computer privileges and possible criminal prosecution.

 

Virus Warning

Although the library uses a program that checks for viruses, there is no guarantee that files downloaded from the internet will not contain a virus. The library is not responsible for any damages that may arise from saving or downloading files.

 

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General Statement

The Perry County Public Library System will make every reasonable effort to open its facilities to the public as scheduled, consistent with safe access for library staff and the public.

 

Objectives

1. To provide for the safe operations of the library for the staff and the public.
2. To establish effective communications to the staff and the public.

 

Definitions

1. Inclement weather includes, but is not limited to, snow, ice, flooding, strong winds.
2. Emergencies include natural disasters, power failure, and lack of heating/cooling/plumbing.

 

Policy

When the Perry County Public Schools are closed due to hazardous traveling conditions, so are the public libraries. This also includes early closure and delayed opening of the public schools, consistent with safe access for library staff and the public.

During times when schools are not in session, the authority to close or alter the operating schedule of an individual facility rests with the facility manager in consultation with the Library Director. Safe access for library staff and the public is the primary concern.

Library patrons already in the facility will be notified immediately when schedule changes are decided. Library staff will make every reasonable effort to notify the general public when the library schedule is changed due to inclement weather conditions/emergencies. The automated telephone answering equipment will be adjusted to indicate schedule changes.

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General Statement

No gift will be accepted, unless it is freely given with the agreement that the Library may:

  • Dispose of the gift as it sees fit (including selling it, discarding it, or giving it away)
  • Store the gift
  • Move the gift to various locations.

 

Gifts of Materials

The Perry County Public Library System gladly accepts donations of books and A/V materials, with the understanding that they are subject to the same criteria for inclusion in the collection as purchased materials. The Library reserves the right to accept or dispose of any gift through transfer to another library, transfer to the Friends of the Library group for inclusion in their sales or for charitable donations, or to discard them. The Library will not provide a valuation of donated materials for tax purposes.

Items that will not be accepted for donation include: items that are moldy or odorous, items that are water damaged, and items in poor physical condition.

 

Gifts of Periodical Subscriptions

Subscriptions to periodicals chosen by the Library staff are gladly accepted.

 

Monetary Gifts

The Library accepts monetary donations without conditions on their use. Such money is deposited in the Friends of the Library account for future expenditure.

Donations will also be accepted for the purpose of purchasing Library materials consistent with the Library’s selection practices. Such money is deposited in the Friends of the Library account for expenditure by the Library Director or Branch Manager.

 

Memorials

The Library actively encourages donations as memorials and as tributes to living individuals on special occasions. Such acts provide the Library with an opportunity to add materials, purchase equipment, or fund activities which it might not otherwise be able to afford.

Except in rare circumstances, memorials and tributes are accepted in the form of monetary donations. The Library will make every effort to honor the donor’s wishes regarding the selection to be purchased. However, the final decision rests with the Library in accordance with its needs and selection criteria.

Bookplates will be placed in items purchased with memorial and tribute gift funds. Each bookplate will record the honoree as well as the donor. The Library will maintain a register of memorial donations. Memorial donations in excess of $5 will be recognized by sending letters to notify all parties of the gift. Items purchased with memorial gifts are subject to the same criteria for retention in the collection as purchased materials. The Perry County Public Library System reserves the right to remove such items by returning them to the donor (if desired), by transfer to another library, inclusion in book sales, or donation to charity.

 

Artwork

Due to limited space, the Library will avoid the installation of permanent displays or artistic decorations.

 

Miscellaneous Gifts

A temporary decision as to the acceptance of furnishings, appliances, and equipment shall be made by the Library Director or Branch Manager and is dependent on the final decision by the Board of Trustees. Criteria influencing the decision include need, space, impact on staff, and expense and frequency of maintenance.

 

The decision as to the acceptance of all other gifts not addressed in this policy shall be made by the Library Director or Branch Manager.

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So that all may have a safe, fair, and pleasant opportunity to patronize the public libraries in Perry County, please observe the following while in the library:

  • No smoking or using tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes
  • The library is not responsible for personal belongings of patrons
  • Mute electronic devices
  • Appropriate dress (shirts are required, wet bathing suits are prohibited)
  • No soliciting, petitioning, distributing written materials, or canvassing for political, charitable, or religious purposes
  • No soliciting of library patrons or staff for money, items, or services
  • Any behavior which is disruptive or which hinders others’ use of the facilities or library staffs’ ability to do their jobs is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

o  Refusing to comply with library staff requests

o  Displaying text or graphics which are sexually explicit, pornographic, obscene or offensive

o  Using threatening or obscene language or gestures

o  Harassing or threatening other patrons or library employees to annoy, intimidate, cause fear or provoke violence

o  Verbal, physical, or sexual harassment of patrons or staff

o  Accessing library staff areas without permission

o  Damaging, destroying, or tampering with library property

o  Public intoxication

o  Criminal acts, including illegal use of drugs.

Patrons who violate any of these guidelines will be given notice of this policy. A violation may result in a patron’s suspension of library privileges, permanent expulsion from the library, or criminal prosecution or other legal action, as appropriate.

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06 Mar 2018
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What is your library worth to you?

Do you use the library for computer services, to read magazines, borrow electronic books or audiobooks?  Never mind the old fashioned method of borrowing books from your local library.

You may say this is impossible to know, but the State of Tennessee has set up a calculator to attempt to know this number.  Visit Tennessee State Library & Archives to see this special calculator, adapted from the Maine State Library.  

Welcome to the Perry County Public Library

“We would like to express our thanks for the privilege of working for the wonderful people in both Linden and Lobelville. Today we serve Perry County with books, movies, and audiobooks, and make them available online as well. Please visit your local library today."

Gail Spragins, CPLM

Director, Perry County Public Library System

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides age appropriate books for children from birth to 5 years old. Be sure to register your child. It's free!

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Linden Branch

104 College Avenue 
Linden, TN 37096

Phone: (931) 589-5011
FAX: (931) 589-6210

Email: PerryCoLibrary@gmail.com

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Lobelville Branch

55 South Main Street 
Lobelville, TN 37097

Phone: (931) 593-3111
FAX: (931) 593-2089

Email: LobelvillePublicLibrary@gmail.com

Get Directions

 

Open Hours

Linden:
Tues - Wed - Thurs: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday - Monday: Closed :)

Lobelville:
Mon - Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday: Closed :)

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