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HCLS Board Approves Budget for Improvements at H.B. Stamps Memorial Library in Rogersville

Rogersville, Tennessee, 25 April 2020β€”At their meeting on Monday, August 24th, the Hawkins County Library System Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a budget for improvements at H.B. Stamps Memorial Library in Rogersville.

The nearly $30,000 investment will fund new LED lighting throughout the facility, new carpeting, furniture, and paint. Volunteers and staff members will be performing some of the improvements while the lighting and carpeting will be installed by local businesses who went through a bidding process to win the contracts for the project.

Funds for the project come from existing restricted funds that were set aside for building improvements years ago. The current facility has been in use for 40 years with little or no improvements since that time.  

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 31, 2020, and the library will be closed during renovations. Patrons will have extended checkout periods during the closure and are encouraged to checkout items from the library this week to stock up on their reading or viewing needs. Surgoinsville and Church Hill branches will be available to patrons during the closure as well. 

In addition to the library-funded improvements, Hawkins County government is planning external repairs to the facility. At this time, no date is available for those repairs. The Library Board hopes they will be completed concurrently with the interior improvements.


Hawkins County Libraries Adjust Hours in Response to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

On July 27th, all Hawkins County Libraries will be open Monday and Wednesday from 9-5. Rogersville and Church Hill branches will be open Fridays 9-5 as well. The change in service hours is a result of the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Hawkins County.

Curbside services include pick-up and drop-off of library materials that patrons can request by either calling their local library or using the online materials reservation system. To ensure the safety of the public, all returned library materials are quarantined for 72 hours before they are allowed to be checked out again.

Branches are also offering Summer Reading Programs with activities and prizes through curbside service. Patrons can learn more about the Summer Reading Program by contacting their local branch.

Patrons needing copies or faxes can email the information to the branch for printing/faxing and pick them up through curbside service as well.

Internet access is available 24/7 in all parking lots of the library using the libraries’ wi-fi system.

Contact your local branch for more information all the services available.
Church Hill: 423-357-4591
HB Stamps/Rogersville: 423-373-8710 (closed until Monday, July 27th)
Surgoinsville: 423-345-4805