Category Archives: Library Information

Library Board Seeking Trustee Applications

Hawkins County Library System is now accepting applications for the Board of Trustees. Hawkins County Library System is a public library that serves all of Hawkins County and has branches in Church Hill, Rogersville, and Surgoinsville. 

There are currently 3 available positions on the Board of Trustees with the following areas needing one representative each: Church Hill, Rogersville, and Hawkins County unincorporated areas (Not one of the 3 cities listed). Trustees serve 3-year terms, and terms start July 1, 2020.

Interested citizens may obtain more information and an application here. Applications should be emailed to director(at)hawkinslibraries.org. Application deadline is May 7, 2020.

Hawkins County Issues ‘Safer at Home’ Directive

On March 31, 2020 Hawkins County Mayor Jim Lee declared a State of Emergency and issued a ‘Safer at Home‘ directive to Hawkins County residents urging them to stay home except for ‘essential’ travel.

In response to the ‘Safer at Home’ Directive, Hawkins County Library is closing all book drop locations in addition to library branches. Please keep all library materials at home until the library reopens.

Please keep all library materials at home until the library reopens.

The library will not be assessing fines during the closure, which is currently expected to last through the month of April.

Please stay tuned and visit our website at www.hawkinslibraries.org for up-to-date information on library services.

Library Closed Until Further Notice

Following the recommended guidelines of local, state, and national agencies working to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Hawkins County Library System (Church Hill, Rogersville, and Surgoinsville) will be closed until further notice. All on-site services are cancelled. We are working on arranging virtual services and will update our website when they are available.

Updates to this situation will be posted on this website and the Hawkins County Libraries’ Facebook page.

No late fees will be incurred during the closure.

Book drops are available at each location to return items. If book drops are full, please keep materials. You will not incur any late fees during the closure.

Please check the “Online Resources” tab of our website to access electronic library materials 24/7.