Welcome to the Bledsoe County Public Library!

Located in Pikeville, TN

Library Services

For information on library cards, loan periods, computer and Internet use, click Services.

Click Young Readers to learn about our children's services.

The Genealogy section describes services provided for genealogical research.

TEL Genealogy Resources

Tennessee State Library and Archives


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For reference assistance, use one of the following options:

E-mail your question.

Call the Bledsoe County Public Library at (423) 447-2817 during normal library hours.

Visit the library where our staff will assist you with the library's print and electronic resources.

Ask about free Heritage Quest access.

Check out the FAQ section.

The Local Read

Click here for more information of Bledsoe County, TN A Pictorial History, Volume II

  • New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  • Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

Upcoming Events...

August 31 - Closed for Holiday

September 2 - Closed for Holiday

September 9 - Library Board Meeting 3:30 pm


Summer Reading 2019 was a Success!

July 26, 2019

The Bledsoe County Library Summer Reading program,” A Universe of Stories “ended July 17 with a musical performance by Kevin Kidd and Company at Nickel Row Music Hall and a party at Embers where Belinda Ault of Crye-Leike Brown Realty treated everyone to ice cream and sprinkles. Kevin Williamson, aka Kevin Kidd and children put on an outstanding show which will be shown on Valley TV, Channel 18 and YouTube next week. The party was well attended and a good time was had by all. It was a great summer for reading with seventy one children participating in the program. Our number one reader was Adam Cansdale with seventy books and our number two reader was Mordecai Andreasen with forty one books. The number one listeners were Margo and Oscar Boynton with one hundred and thirty-six books, followed by Kylin Burks with ninety books.

Library Director Carolyne Knight commented “we are so grateful to have these wonderful facilities so close to the library, and for friends like Belinda Ault and library board member Kathi Britt who did story hour for the little ones during the summer.”

The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that you can access from your home PC, your school library computer lab, or your iPhone – anywhere with an internet connection. Click the icon to get started.

Tennessee Regional Ebook and Audiobook Download System (R.E.A.D.S.) offers tens of thousands of digital eBooks, audiobooks, and video to patrons of public libraries that belong to the Regional Library System. These digital titles can be downloaded or streamed to your personal computer or a variety of portable devices. You will need a current library card to access READS.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a program that mails out children a free book each month from birth up until 5 years old. These are high-quality books that are chosen by experts in the education and writing field and are based on the child's age. This program's mission is to foster a love of learning in children, making the experience fun and meaningful. Click the icon for more information, including how to signup.