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Elizabethton Library takes on new look

If you’ve walked or driven by the Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library in the past couple of months, you’ve probably noticed it doesn’t look quite the same. Gone are the bustling children’s games, intense readers combing the stacks and shelves, and focused computer users, instead giving way to repurposed library space designed to respond to the many challenges the community faces during the current coronavirus pandemic. Some of the accompanying photos show how much has changed at the library.
Joe Penza, Archivist and Records Clerk at the local library, noted that life during the pandemic has been a huge transition for everyone. “At the library we’re committed to providing the services our community deserves in whatever form possible. From assisting parents with virtual learning, to providing safe-at-home activities for children, young adults, and seniors; from offering curbside pickup of your favorite new books and movies to helping those in need during this heightened season of isolation, we will continue adapting our resources and space to best serve the people of our county and city,” Penza shared.
The latest update on library services can be found on the Library’s Facebook pages or call (423) 547-6360.