Non-Profit Spotlight: Library offers community something for all ages

Published 3:18 pm Friday, April 15, 2022

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The Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library seeks to reach readers from birth to 99 years old.
“Everyone from ages 0-99+ are welcomed to come and learn, create, and connect with other members of the community,” said Monica Calhoun, the library’s Patron Services Coordinator.
Initially founded in 1949 by the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the library is the only project funded by a civil organization that has been adopted into the city’s government. The library currently offers many different events for anyone interested.
From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. this week, the library will host Teen Tuesday.
“We love having a wide variety of programs, simply because it helps for everyone to become involved and realize that we’re here,” Calhoun said.
The library is currently working on offering a specific room for children who are homeschooled to learn in a different environment rather than their homes.
And, a new app allows current library cardholders to explore the wide variety of books and audiobooks that the library has to offer.
“There is no need to get a new library card for the app, the old one will work perfectly fine,” said Calhoun.
Calhoun said the library provides updates on its Facebook page for the community to “keep up with everything we’re doing online.”

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