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Summer Reading 2024: Adventure Begins at your Library! / Lectura de verano 2024: ¡La Aventura comienza en tu Biblioteca!

We are excited to announce our Summer Reading program for 2024: Adventure Begins at your Library! June & July will be packed with events for all ages and a chance to win prizes for reading and activities!

Nos complace anunciar nuestro programa de Lectura de Verano para 2024: ¡La aventura comienza en tu biblioteca! Junio y julio estarán repletos de eventos para todas las edades y la oportunidad de ganar premios por leer y realizar actividades.

Join us for fun activities & Complete Game Boards
to receive prizes!

Important Dates

– 5/22: Online Registration Opens
– 6/4: Summer Reading starts!
– 6/17: First Day to turn in your Game Boards
– 6/25: Last Day to Register
– 7/17: FINALE
– 7/20: Last Day to Turn in Game Boards
– 8/31: Last Day to Pick up Prizes

¡Participa en divertidas actividades y completa los registros de actividades para recibir premios!

Fechas Importantes

– 5/22: La inscripción en línea se abrirá
– 6/4: ¡Comienza la lectura de verano!
– 6/17: Primer día para entregar los registros de actividades
– 6/25: Último día para inscribirse
– 7/17: ¡Evento final de la lectura de verano!
– 7/20: Último día para entregar los registros de actividades
– 8/31: Último día para recoger los premios

Look at upcoming Summer Reading events
on our Event Calendar!

Vea los próximos eventos de Lectura de Verano en nuestro calendario de eventos.

Summer Reading Registration/
Inscripción para la lectura de verano

Print Game Boards (All Ages, in English & Spanish) /
Imprimir tableros del juego (Todos edades, en inglés y español)

Got Questions? / ¿Tiene preguntas?

Visit our Summer Reading FAQ / Visite nuestra página Preguntas frecuentes sobre la lectura en verano.

Local Author Talk & Book Signing with Fredia Lusk

Join us to hear from local author Fredia Lusk about her book, “African Americans Living in Bedford County from 1820 to 2020.”

Over the course of three years, Fredia Lusk researched local African American history in Bedford County from historical archives to personal interviews. We are honored to have Ms. Lusk visiting the Library and speaking about her vital work in researching and preserving the history of African American communities in Bedford County!

"African Americans Living in Bedford County from 1820-2020 by Fredia F. Lusk & Marilyn G. Massengale" is available for checkout at the library and for research use in our History Room.
“African Americans Living in Bedford County from 1820-2020 by Fredia F. Lusk & Marilyn G. Massengale” is available for checkout at the library and for research use in our History Room.

The Friends of the Library’s Annual Author’s Luncheon, with Local Author Allison Clark!

Join our Friends of the Library for a lunch and hear a local author speak about their work. This year’s local guest author is Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for Tennessee Tech University, Allison Clark! Tickets are available at the Library now for $20 per seat.

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The Friends of the SBC Public Library’s Fall Book Sale is on its Way in August!

It’s that time of year again! The Friends of the Library will be having the fall Used Book Sale, and will be open in our community room 9 AM until an hour before the library closes (6 PM Tuesday & Thursday, 4 PM on Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday).

Hardcover books are $1 each, Paperbacks are $0.50 each, and DVDs, Jigsaw puzzles, and Audiobooks are $1 each.

The Book Sale will be open:
– 9 AM – 6 PM Tuesday, August 22nd
– 9 AM – 4 PM Wednesday, August 23rd
– 9 AM – 6 PM Thursday, August 24th
– 9 AM – 4 PM Friday, August 25th
– 9 AM – 4 PM Saturday, August 26th

The Book Sale area will not be accessible before 9 aM.

If you would like to volunteer to help us set up and maintain the book sale, please call at (931) 684-7323 or fill out the contact form below!

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New Program: Learn about Community Organizations at Get to Know Bedford!

We are excited to announce a new event series at the Library called Get to Know Bedford!

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

The 12th Annual Wine Walk around the Shelbyville Square was held on Friday, December 9th to great success! After a week of rainy days, the night was pleasant & lots of folks were ready to get out and stroll the Square, enjoy the delicious wine samples, and have fun shopping at the local boutiques and shops on the beautifully decorated Shelbyville Square.

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