Tellico Village Library branches out to serve future clients

The library of the future may not just lend books, but a much greater variety of items, like power tools or even bicycles, according to Doug Christman, president of Friends of the Library at Tellico Village.

“Libraries are evolving; they are virtually without boundaries,” he emphasized, pointing out the Tellico Village facility’s computer center, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, and commercial kitchen, all available in addition to books to patrons living in Loudon County.

Last year for example, the library hosted 83 seminars, lectures and classes, with a total attendance approaching 2,000. In addition, it had over 59,000 “items” in circulation, including books but also CDs, audio books, movies and DVDs.