Tellico Village Public Library

300 Irene Lane
Loudon, TN 37774

865-458-5199

Vision:
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 fulfill personal growth, cultural enrichment and knowledge in all fields of interest.

About Us:
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 library's  full time manager and part time library assistant. 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.

History of Library:

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 6442 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.










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