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The Decatur County Library

 

Welcome to the Decatur county Library section. We would like to encourage you to contact us if you are unable to locate the information you need on this page.

 

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 Our Address:

 

The Decatur County Library

Court Square

20 West market St.

Decaturville TN 38329

 

Phone: 731-852-3325

Fax: 731-852-2351

 

Email: taylora@decaturcountytn.org

 

Our Hours:

 

Monday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday

10:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday

10:00am - 2:00pm

Thursday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday

9:30am - 12:30pm

Sunday

Closed

 

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Our History:

 

The first library service made available to Decatur County was in October of 1942 and was sponsored by the TVA. It was also during this time that Decatur County became a part of the Regional library system. The first county library was located in the superintendent of education's office in the courthouse. There were also many branches located throughout the county. These later became known as bookmobile stations and there are several still located in various businesses today. For a brief time in the 1950's the county library was located in a commercial building in Decaturville. In 1958 it returned to its home in the courthouse and there it remained until 1993 when a beautiful 5,000 square foot library was built on Court Square and became the home of the Decatur County Public Library.

The new library boasts a spacious room "The Bonnye White Allen Community Room" which serves as a meeting place for many non-profit organizations and government organizations as well as hosting the Grand Jury when it has to convene. The room was named for Mrs. Bonnye White Allen who was instrumental in obtaining the new library building. She worked many long hours on this project and one of her greatest pleasures was sitting in the new library and greeting the many patrons who use our great facility.

 

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Services offered through Decatur County Library

 

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Free Internet Access for patrons

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Fax machine for public use

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Copy machine for public use

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LCD Projector / Laptop available on a limited basis - See Mrs. Taylor for details.

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Wide selection of movies available in VHS and DVD including action, western, thriller, Walt Disney and general

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Audiotapes

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CD's including country, rock, classical, blues and modern

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Best Sellers in Fiction and Non-Fiction

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Large selection of paperbacks

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Tennessee History

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Genealogy Reference

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Scrapbooking room with complete creative memories cutting system, Sizzex cutting system with dies, and
stampin up decorative stamp system.

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Children's books

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Cartoon & Holiday Cake Pans

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Summer Reading Program

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Children's Story hour

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Tennessee Electronic Library

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All County news papers from 1893 to present are available on micro film



The Decatur County Library is very proud of the material found in the Tennessee and Genealogy room. We have newspapers on microfilm from 1893 until 1996, marriage and birth records, Census records, cemetery records, county history records, civil war and revolutionary war book records, county deeds and court minutes along with various old records from the courthouse listing certain wills, birth certificates and misc. We also have a good deal of information concerning other counties and states with links to Decatur County families and history.

 

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Our Staff:

 

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Athalia Taylor, Director

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Amber Taylor, staff

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Patty Wyatt, staff

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Mildred Crawley, staff

 

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Our Board Members:

 

The library is governed by the Decatur County Library Board, which is appointed by the Decatur County Commissioners. The library is fully funded by the Decatur County Government and the County owns the building.

Present board members serving include:

 

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Mickey Larkins Chairman of the Board

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Gail Story Vice-chairwoman

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Jean Myracle Secretary

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Don Moore Treasurer

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Jeanine England

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Melvin Taylor

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Judy Tucsnak

 

Mrs. Wanda Conger and Mrs. Hettie Scott presently serve on the Shiloh Regional Board.

 

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