Library Programs

  • Winter 2023 Newsletter

    Check out our Newsletter!

    See new releases, events, and upcoming library programs for the start of 2023 in our newsletter!

    The Library Newsletter is a joint effort between the Friends of the Library and the Shelbyville – Bedford County Library Staff that is published quarterly to keep our patrons informed as to what is happening at the library.

  • Teens 'N' Seniors Tech Assistance

    Teens ‘N’ Seniors

    Teens Needing Volunteer Hours and Seniors Needing Tech Help? One-on-one sessions will be available at your convenience up to 2 hours at a time.

  • Teen Advisory Board

    Teen Advisory Board

    Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a great way to become more involved in the community and the library! It gives you a voice to add input for YA collections, programs, displays, contribute to social media, write book reviews, volunteer at events, organize community service projects, and influence how the library serves teens. 

  • Hoopla - Tap into Discovery with Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library

    Tap Into Discovery

    Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. 

  • Join Us On Discord at Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library

    TeenSpace Discord Server

    Our TeenSpace Discord Server is open for members ages 13 to 18.

  • Under Construction at Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library

    Under Construction

    In an effort to maximize our user experience, we are making changes over the next weeks.

    Please ask our staff if you have questions or need assistance.

Latest News

Friends of the Library Council Report: Winter 2022 & Spring 2023

January 18, 2023
Hello Friends, The fall season and the holidays were full of surprises and blessings. The Friends of the Library hosted their Annual Author’s Luncheon in October at the Blue Ribbon Circle. We were honored to have David Hazelwood share his talents with us. He shared how he came about to write some of his books. […]

Shelbyville Wine Walk on the Square 2022: Our Best Yet!

January 14, 2023
The 12th Annual Wine Walk around the Shelbyville Square was held on Friday, December 9th to great success!

New To SBCP Library: Adult Releases for January-March 2023

January 4, 2023
Here is a quick look at adult fiction coming soon to the library! Note: Titles may take 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered and added to our system.

New Arrivals

  • American Sign Language Made Easy for Beginners: A Visual Guide with ASL Signs, Lessons, and Quizzes by Travis Belmontes-Merrell
    January 11th, 2023: Non-Fiction

    American Sign Language Made Easy for Beginners: A Visual Guide with ASL Signs, Lessons, and Quizzes by Travis Belmontes-Merrell

  • The Art of Papercraft: Unique One-Sheet Projects Using Origami, Weaving, Quilling, Pop-Up, and Other Inventive Techniques by Helen Hiebert
    January 11th, 2023: Non-Fiction

    The Art of Papercraft: Unique One-Sheet Projects Using Origami, Weaving, Quilling, Pop-Up, and Other Inventive Techniques by Helen Hiebert

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Leng By: Preston & Child
    January 31st, 2023: Large Print Fiction

    The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Preston & Child

  • Children of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo
    January 10th, 2023: Juvenile Fiction

    Children of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo

  • The House at the End of the World By: Dean Koontz
    January 31st, 2023: Fiction

    The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz

  • The Bullet Garden By: Stephen Hunter
    January 31st, 2023: Fiction

    The Bullet Garden by Stephen Hunter

  • Don't Open the Door by Allison Brennan
    January 31st, 2023: Fiction

    Don’t Open the Door by Allison Brennan

  • El Pulpo se Escapa by Maile Meloy & Felicita Sala
    January 10th, 2023: Spanish Easy Readers

    El Pulpo se Escapa by Maile Meloy & Felicita Sala

  • Going Dark BY Melissa de la Cruz
    January 31st, 2023: Young Adult Fiction

    Going Dark by Melissa de la Cruz

  • Heart Finds by Jaime Berry
    January 10th, 2023: Juvenile Fiction

    Heart Finds by Jaime Berry

  • Here & Hereafter: How Wisdom from the Departed Can Transform Your Life Now by Tyler Henry
    January 11th, 2023: Non-Fiction

    Here & Hereafter: How Wisdom from the Departed Can Transform Your Life Now by Tyler Henry

  • Los mapas de la memoria (Regreso al cerro Mariposa) by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White
    January 10th, 2023: Spanish Juvenile Fiction

    Los mapas de la memoria (Regreso al cerro Mariposa) by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White

  • Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne
    January 13th, 2023: Historical Romance

    Never Cross a Highlander by Lisa Rayne

  • One Last Gasp (The Cosmic Horror Cycle) by Andrew C. Piazza
    January 11th, 2023: Fiction

    One Last Gasp (The Cosmic Horror Cycle) by Andrew C. Piazza

  • One Way to Boot Hill by Max O'Hara
    January 13th, 2023: Western

    One Way to Boot Hill by Max O’Hara

  • Our Missing Hearts: A Novel by Celeste Ng
    January 11th, 2023: Fiction

    Our Missing Hearts: A Novel by Celeste Ng

  • Santiago!: Santiago Ramón y Cajal! Artist, Scientist, Troublemaker by Jay Hosler
    January 10th, 2023: Juvenile Graphic Novel

    Santiago!: Santiago Ramón y Cajal! Artist, Scientist, Troublemaker by Jay Hosler

  • Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz
    January 17th, 2023: Fiction

    Sleep No More by Jayne Ann Krentz

  • Tales of Times Past: The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault by Charles Perrault & Gustave Doré
    January 11th, 2023: Non-Fiction

    Tales of Times Past: The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault by Charles Perrault & Gustave Doré

  • The Turquoise Room / El Cuarto Turquesa by Monica Brown & Adriana M. Garcia
    January 10th, 2023: Spanish Easy Readers

    The Turquoise Room / El Cuarto Turquesa by Monica Brown & Adriana M. Garcia

  • Waypoints: My Scottish Journey by Sam Heughan
    January 11th, 2023: Non-Fiction

    Waypoints: My Scottish Journey by Sam Heughan

Library Events

Friends of Library

Friends of the Library members and volunteers actively promote Library services and resources while sharing their love of books with the community. The Friends foster a positive relationship between the Library and the community, secure volunteers and raise funds to support the Library. Join us at our monthly meeting!

Morning Storytime

Ages 0-6

Our monthly interactive storytimes introduce young children to reading, music, STEAM, and language with stories, songs, and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.

Events Calendar

Join The Club

  • Lego Club at SBCP Library

    Lego Club

    Grades K thru 5th

    Come play with LEGOs with us monthly and conquer challenges with your friends!

  • Teen D&D - RGP at SBCP Library

    Teen D&D/RGP Club

    Grade 6 thru 12

    Go on an adventure with our D&D/RPG Club! The club is focused on playing tabletop role-playing games, where each person creates their own character to be part of a larger story. Whether you are new to role-playing games or an expert, this club is for you!

  • STEAM Club at SBCP Library

    STEAM CLUB

    Grades K thru 5th

    Join us monthly for crafts and activities relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!

  • Teen Advisory Board at SBCP Library

    Teen Advisory Board

    Grades 6 thru 12

    Help us create programs and recommend new books, while you develop skills working with a group and have a unique activity to include on applications or resumes! For more information, please contact our Youth Services Librarian at  youthservices@sbcplibrary.org or by calling us at (931) 684-7323!

Hours of Operation
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
8 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday
8 am - 5 pm
Sunday - CLOSED

Computer Lab
Closes 60 minutes prior to library closing.

Shelbyville Bedford County Public Library

Shelbyville - Bedford County Public Library
220 South Jefferson Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Phone: (931) 684-7323
Fax: (931) 685-4848


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