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History Center Displays

The library history center has been privileged over the years to have many items of interest and historical value loaned for display so that the community may enjoy them.  The library would like to thank the many people who have, and continue to share, the rich community resources available to them with others.  Currently on […]

History Center Programs

The history center has a lot of books and other resources that patrons can use to learn about or research the past.  But the history center offers so much more including a full range of programs to educate and entertain all ages.  Come see us throughout the year and enjoy programs like these and others: […]

History Center Collection

In addition to books the history center collection includes maps, microfilm, photographs and negatives, church and community records, periodicals, and vertical files.  Also included are: The Scott Ellis Civil War Collection The Bob Hogan Civil War Collection The H. Donald Winkler Civil War Collection   The Beulah Lynn papers Collection The Great Britain Public Record […]

History Center

  The Rel and Wilma Maples History Center on the third floor of the library contains a wealth of information and resources on county history.  Staffed by a lifelong Sevier County resident and trained genealogist, this resource is a gem of the community that people from far and wide flock to, to do genealogy research, […]

Sevier County Public Library History

A History of the Sevier County Public Library Systemby Kaurri C. Williams and Theresa Williams Fred P. Rawlings, a prominent Sevierville businessman, held to the belief that the citizens of Sevier County, Tennessee, deserved to have a library.   In 1921 he obtained an indefinite loan of 200 books from the War Surplus Department of the […]

King Family Library History

Fred P. Rawlings, a prominent Sevierville businessman, held to the belief that the citizens of Sevier County, Tennessee, deserved to have a library.  In 1920 he obtained an indefinite loan of 200 books from the War Surplus Department of the American Library Association to begin a library in Sevier County.  He went on to persuade […]

Seymour Branch History

In November 1977 the library board voted to purchase a bookmobile for the Seymour Community at a cost of not more than $2000.  The bookmobile opened on the lot of the Seymour Branch of the Sevier County Bank on June 6, 1979.  The bookmobile was 168 square feet, was open sixteen hours a week, and […]

Kodak Branch History

In 1987 the Northview Community Association established a library committee, the Northview Community Library Committee, under the direction of Janis Russell.  The association had approximately $2, 000 remaining from its Homecoming ’86 activities, which they designated as “seed money” to fund a library.  This committee determined that it would be in the best interests of […]

Library Departments

  Text to come. Circulation, Cataloging, Reference, Business Center, Children’s Center, Teen Center, History Center, Volunteers.

King Family Library

The King Family Library, flagship facility and main library for the Sevier County Public Library System, has all the resources and facilities that you would expect in a larger metropolitan library but with that small hometown feel, charm, and friendly atmosphere that you expect to find welcoming you to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National […]