Marion County Public Libraries
Beene-Pearson Public Library : South Pittsburg
Carolyn Stewart Public Library: Jasper
Orena Humphreys Public Library: Whitwell
MARION COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD
The Marion County Library Board is accepting applications for the following:
Position reports to a nine (9) member Board of Trustees who are appointed to three (3) year terms and meet bi-monthly. Salary depends on qualifications. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree required but a Master's degree preferred. Knowledge and skills preferred in areas of financial expertise, supervisory experience, library science, leadership, intergovernmental relations, and a strong desire to serve the public. Applications are available at Beene Pearson Public Library in South Pittsburg, Carolyn Stewart Public Library in Jasper and Orena Humphreys Public Library in Whitwell as well as on our website www.marioncountytnlibraries.org . Return applications with resume and letters of reference to Wendell Sweeton, Chairman of the MCLB Personnel Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 176 North Walnut Street, Whitwell, TN 37397. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 20, 2023 by 3:00 p.m. c.s.t. Background checks will be required. The Marion County Library Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
There will be a Special-Called meeting of the Marion County Library Board, Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 4:30 at the Carolyn Stewart Public Library in Jasper. The agenda consists of approving the 2023-2024 fiscal budget and approval of a new trustee to serve on the board.
The Marion County Chamber of Commerce - Spencer Wayne Small Business Grant awarded the Marion County Public Libraries with $900 for their 2023 Summer Reading Program. Beene Pearson PUblic Library in South Pittsburg, Carolyn Stewart Public Library in Jasper, and Orena Humphreys Public Library in Whitwell will each receive $300.00. Chamber President Travis Hickman is awarding the funds to the Marion County Public Libraries Executive Director Ann Gray.
Additionally, the libraries raised over $10,000 collectively from our communities to help each Library Director and staff motivate our children to read over the summer. Woo Hoo! We all want to extend our sincere appreciation for the support from each individual, business and corporation that sponsored our programs. This was a record setting amount - never has the sponsorship been this strong. Speaking on behalf of us all, as new Library Directors, we hope you see our shared vision and commitment to deliver quality and fun programs to our patrons throughout Marion County. T Kellye Hogan, BPPL Library Director, Ann Gray, MCPL Executive Director and CSPL Library Director, and Cathy Black, OHPL Library Director wish to thank Jasper, South Pittsburg, and Whitwell residents, business leaders as well as each respective city for the steadfast support. Onward and upward!
To help our patrons, curbside services are still available for the following if needed:
New Patron Cards
Photocopy and Fax Service
24 Hour WiFi Available
Please call your local library to reserve items if you are not able to come in personally.
The Marion County Library Board meets bimonthly
on the third Tuesday at 1:00 PM.
(January, March, May, July, September, and November)
Locations rotate among the 3 libraries.
Contact your community library for each meeting location.
The Next Board Meeting will be July 18, 2023 at 4:00pm at the
Orena Humphreys Public Library
The Marion County Library Board Committees meet bimonthly
on the third Friday (time to be announced)
at the Carolyn Stewart Public Library in Jasper.
(February, April, June, August, October, and December)
Our mission is to give access to ideas in various media while being responsive to the needs of the community within convenient hours and pleasant surroundings. The libraries hope to satisfy recreational and practical interest by use of both traditional and emerging technologies and up-to-date collections of all materials and media.
To serve the community as a center of reliable information through popular print and non-print collections, technology, and programming.
To support educational, civic, and cultural activities of groups and organizations.
To provide opportunity and encouragement for children, young people, and adults to educate themselves.
To meet identify those needs, community and to needs, cooperate to provide with other programs of organizations, service and agencies, technology and to meet those needs, and to cooperate with other organizations, agencies, and institutions which can provide programs or services to meet community needs.
To provide opportunity for recreation through use of literature, technology, music, films, and other art forms.
Marion County, TN Government: https://marioncountytn.net/libraries/
Town of Jasper: http://www.jasper-tn.com/
City of South Pittsburg: http://www.southpittsburgtn.org/city_officials/index.html#
City of Whitwell: http://cityofwhitwell.org/
Marion County Chamber of Commerce: https://www.marioncountychamber.com/
Marion County Election Commission: http://marionvotes.com/
Marion County Schools: http://www.marionschools.org/