Marion County Public Libraries

    Beene-Pearson Public Library : South Pittsburg

    Carolyn Stewart Public Library: Jasper

    Orena Humphreys Public Library: Whitwell

BEENE PEARSON JOB POSTINGS ANNOUNCEMENT.docx
MCLB Special-Called Meeting Agenda - February 6, 2024 (1)

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED

MEETING OF THE

MARION COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD



In order to conduct business from the previously scheduled meeting

 on January 16, 2024, that was canceled due to weather conditions, 

the Marion County Library Board 

will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. 

at the Orena Humphreys Public Library in Whitwell. 

 Everyone is welcome to attend.



Beene-Pearson Public Library (South Pittsburg) and 

Carolyn Stewart Public Library (Jasper) will open tomorrow,

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at their normal operating hours.

Orena Humphreys Public Library (Whitwell) will be closed 

on Tuesday, January 22, 2024.  The Whitwell library will

reopen on Wednesday, January 23, 2024, at its

normal operating hours.


Due to icy road conditions in our area

all Marion County libraries are closed

on Monday, January 22, 2024.    

Please check this website for future updates.

Due to inclement weather, 

all Marion County libraries are closed

on Friday, January 19, 2024,

and Saturday, January 20, 2024.  

Please check this website for future updates.

Due to inclement weather, the regularly scheduled meeting 

of the Marion County Public Library Board 

for Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. 

at the Carolyn Stewart Public Library

has been cancelled.  This meeting 

will be rescheduled for a later date and time.

_MCLB Mtg Agenda - January 16,2024 (1).docx

 

The Marion County Library Board

will hold its regularly scheduled meeting

 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

 at the Carolyn Stewart Public Library in Jasper.  

Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

   


MCPL Agenda December 15th 2023.pdf

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 Library Board has the following meetings during the month of September.  All the meetings will be held in Jasper at the Carolyn Stewart Public Library and have been called by the library board and/or committee chairs.

 

The Budget & Finance Committee will have a special-called meeting on Monday, September 11, 2023.  The purpose of the committee meeting is to review and approval the 2023-2024 budget to the library board. The time has not yet been determined. 

 

Special-called Marion County Library Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 4:30.  The purpose of the meeting is review and approve the recommendations of the Budget & Finance Committee relative to the 2023-2024 budget and to full a trustee vacancy on the library board.

 

The Policy & Bylaws Committee will have a special-called meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  The purpose of the committee meeting is to review and recommend proposed amendments to the policy manual.  The time has not yet been determined.

 

The regularly-scheduled monthly meeting of the Marion County Library Board will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 4:30. 


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! 

Public Notice

 

Due to the lack of a quorum at the regularly-scheduled meeting in July, The Marion County Library Board will hold a special-called meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 4:30 p.m. at Orena Humphreys Public Library, 1130 Main Street, Whitwell, TN  37397.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Library Board’s July Agenda as well as review the revised Executive Director Job Description.


To help our patrons, curbside services are still available for the following if needed:

Book/Video/Audio Checkout 

Interlibrary Loans 

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

Whitwell, TN


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) 



Mission

​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.

Objectives 

Beene-Pearson 

Public Library

Address: 208 Elm Avenue, 

South Pittsburg TN 37380

​Phone:  (423) 837-6513

Director:  Kellye Hogan

Email:  bppldirector@gmail.com

Fax:  (423) 837-6612

Carolyn Stewart 

Public Library


Address: 14 W 2nd St

Jasper, TN 37347 

​Phone:  (423) 942-3369

Director:  Ann Gray

Email:  dircspl@gmail.com

Fax:  (423) 942-6383

Orena Humphreys 

Public Library

Address: 1130 North Main Street

Whitwell, TN 37397

​Phone:  (423) 658-6134

Director:  Cathy Black

Email:  ohpldir@gmail.com

Fax:  (423) 658-7726

Additional Links:

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/

TN State Library and Archives: https://sos.tn.gov/tsla