Sharps Chapel “Library” — the Closest Place to Get Books

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Sharps Chapel Book Station

Location & Hours

1550 Sharps Chapel Road,
Sharps Chapel, TN 37866

The Sharps Chapel Book Station is located next to the Sharps Chapel Senior/Community Center on Sharps Chapel Road.

: 1 – 5 p.m. (Mon, Tues, Fri); 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Wed, Sat)
Closed: Thursday & Sunday

WINTER HOURS (effective 8/2011)
: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open:  Tuesday through Saturday
Closed: Sunday & Monday

Books may be checked out.  As of October 31, 2010, there were 319 registered borrowers.   The book station does not swap or sell books.

Sherry Owens is the attendant and has been since the facility first opened on May 26, 2007.  Members of the Clinch-Powell Regional Library staff come 4 times a year to stock and restock some of the shelves with adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction.  The remainder of the books on the shelves comes from donations.  They are now accepting fiction books, children’s books, and some magazines, if the magazines are current.  Since space is limited, only one copy of a title is kept. Duplicates are traded at McKay’s for other titles that can be used.

Up to 10 books or videos at a time may be checked out for 3 weeks and may be renewed for 3 more weeks. There is a charge of 5 cents per day for each overdue book up to a maximum of 1 dollar per book. Overdue charges on videos are 25 cents per day with no limit on maximum amount.

Internet access is available to the public on the book station computer.

Why Is it Called a “Book Station”?

It cannot be called a ‘library” because it does not meet the standards set by the State of Tennessee for a library.



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