Patron Comments

Do you use one or more Tennessee libraries?  Please feel free to submit a comment on this post, and we will add it to all the written and other submitted comments across the state.  You may comment about a specific library or about libraries in general.  This project is to promote library use in Tennessee.

10 Responses to “Patron Comments”

  1. Ann October 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    Today (Oct 7th) is TNLibrary Snapshot Day, an opportunity for library users across the state to easily share why libraries are important to them. Did you know that Americans go to libraries nearly three times more often than they go to movies? Come visit today!

    • Anonymous January 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

      Hi Ann, I hope you are doing well and enjoyed a wonderful holiday.

      I am working on the 2010-2011 Annual Report and would like to use some of the quotes and pictures from Oct. 7, 2010 TN Snapshot Day in the report. Would you happen to have or know where I can find some specific to Brentwood?

      Thank you so much, Judy

  2. Victoria Raschke October 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    I use the Green Hills and Downtown/Main library in Nashville almost every week. The Green Hills branch is convenient to work and I can swing by and pick up a hold. I have spent many days doing research in the Main library and live the atmosphere, the architecture, being able to pop into Provence downstairs and grab a coffee and snack and the library employees who make my life easier with regularity. Nashville is very lucky to have the library services we do. I just wish there was more funding to keep all the branches open everyday.

  3. Elizabeth McKeever October 7, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Though I now live in Charleston, SC, I grew up in TN. Libraries opened up new worlds of possibility to me. One of my favorites was the Sevierville branch, a small building in downtown, not far from the courthouse. My mother helped enrich our education by providing us with many opportunities to visit the library. I later continued on to college with an academic scholarship.

    “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.” -Thoreau

    I believe that free access to knowledge and ideas provide opportunity, one of the foundational backbones of our country.

  4. Leslie Richardson October 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    I use the Tipton County Library! They have a wonderful and helpful staff!

    • Cassie Fox October 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

      My son and I are patrons of the Munford Tipton County Memorial Library, which employs the wonderful Dara Gonzales as librarian. We attend Story Time for the K-3 age group every Friday, and my son looks forward to it all week long. Although the current hours are a bit hard to work around if you aren’t free during the day, I know the library is looking to extend hours at least one day a week, which I feel will be extremely beneficiary to those who want to swing by after work.

      Dara and her staff are very friendly and personable, and go out of their way to attend to any request. The library continues to expand their book collection, acquiring many more recent, popular books and series than in previous years. They also offer free wireless internet, which is a great asset for a small community that doesn’t have a Starbucks or other wi-fi friendly outlet.

      Our library has gone through many positive changes in 2010, and I know it will continue to grow and strive to ensure it is meeting the needs of this corner of Tipton County. If you haven’t visited the Munford Tipton County Memorial Library lately, please stop in and see what you’re missing. The more of us who support it, the better it will be, and I think that is something worth working towards.

  5. Cassie Fox October 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    That was meant to be a reply to the post, not Leslie Richardson specifically. Sorry!

    • Laurel Snyder October 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

      I spent my college years in Chattanooga, at UTC. And even though we had a great library on campus, I often made my way downtown to the public library, because I was (and am) a lover of children’s books.

      My friend Stacy worked at the library in those days, shelving books, and so I (and other friends who came with me) would pop in to see her, then flop down in the beanbag chairs in the kid’s section, and get lost readinf.

      Looking back, it’s hard to imagine making the college transition without the public library, which offered a happy connection to the childhood I’d just left behind me, and also close proximity to the “Big Cheese” sandwich at the bar next door.

  6. Kristin Tubb October 7, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    I can’t choose one! I love the downtown Nashville library; it’s simply palatial. I work often at both the Williamson County library and the Brentwood library, and the staff at both are wonderful, cheerful and helpful. I grew up in the EG Fisher library in Athens – I still have my first library card! Thank you, TN libraries!

  7. Nancy Hale October 8, 2010 at 11:51 am #

    After moving to Gray, TN two years ago, I was delighted to learn of my proximity to Gray Public Library. The friendly staff, particularly one who likes the same types of books that I do, has recommended many new authors to me. Because of her, I have spent many hours of relaxation (much needed) and been entertained through the written word. When I walk through the door, she is ready to drop whatever she is doing as soon as she can to help me explore new books. How grateful I have been!

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