Welcome to the Bledsoe County Public Library!

Located in Pikeville, TN

Important Information

The Bledsoe County Library will re-open Tuesday May, 26 at 10:00 a.m. CST under new hours and guidelines. Our hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10:00 to 5:00 pm. , Wednesday from 10:00 until 6:00, Thursday we will be closed to the public but working inside and we will be closed on Saturdays. Interlibrary loans will resume at opening date. It is our responsibility to protect ourselves and others during this time of transition back to the “new” normal. Because of the unique nature of services provided by the library we have new guidelines for our patrons.

Please stay home if you are ill or running a fever. A maximum number of six people (not counting staff) will be allowed in the library at the same time. The door will be locked and unlocked as needed. A six foot social distance remains in place. Please help keep everyone inside safe by wearing a mask or face covering. There will be sanitizer available by the door for entering and exiting.

Three public computers will be available. Usage will be limited to employment applications, job searches, emails and work related activities. No games please. A one hour time limit will be strictly enforced. Staff will wipe down the keyboard and mouse after each use and a disinfectant wipe will be available to each user.

For those who do not wish to come inside at this time, curbside service will be provided for materials and services. Call 447-2817 or email cknightbcpl@bledsoe.net Please check our web page at www.bledsoelibrary.com for any changes. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.


Summer Reading 2020 Is HERE!!

June 17 to July 23

Bledsoe County Library

With the many recent challenges, Bledsoe County Library thinks it is important to continue Summer Reading. The Summer Reading Program will look a little different this year because it is online! The ReadSquared App and website make it fun and easy to participate while keeping our community safe and healthy. Download the ReadSquared App and register now!

bledsoelibrary.readsquared.com

For more information, call the library at 423-447-2817

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


Ask a Librarian...

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

  • The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
  • When Time Stopped A Memoir of my Father’s War and What Remains by Ariana Neuman
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West

Upcoming Events...

June 17th - July 23rd - Summer Reading Program

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.