Centennial Celebrations

BCPL 100 - Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future


Cormac McCarthy Literary Festival

Blount County Public Library's inaugural literary festival kicks off this November 1st - 3rd. Three days to immerse yourself in authors, books, and the love of literature and writing. Click here to see the author list and schedule of this big event.


 Foothills Voices Volume 2
Foothills Voices Project is a writing and research course for novice or amateur writers. The coursesfocus on creating written works of creative nonfiction that tells true stories of East Tennessee’s past and people.

BCPL History Timeline


Learn about our history, watching how we
grow and change in response to the needs
and desires of Blount County community.
Click here to see 100 Years of BCPL.

Centennial Library Card Image


The final quarter of 2018 saw BCPL ask the community to design our centennial logo.  Thirteen entries where received, five selected by staff vote, and the community picked the winner via online voting.  Bethany Morris's design captured the fun and excitement of 100 years of library services. Click here for more information about Bethany Morris, our centennial logo design contest winner. 

Beyond the Shelves


BCPL Staff have mad skills!    
Youth Services Jennifer Spirko and Clay
Kriese are at the mic. and ready to share
with you all the mysteries Beyond the Shelves.  A new episode will be available
each month.

Social Media Campaign
As part of celebrating our 100 years of library service we are wanting to hear from you.  Around the library are stations where you can tell us what your library means to you.  Social Media posts, Digital signage, and webpage sliders will be created to share your thoughts.


100 years of Recipes


The Bookmark Café is getting in on the celebrations.  Each month we will offer a dish to represent the decades.  Come on by for a bite and let us know your thoughts on that decade's delicacy.


Watch This Space


We have a lot planned for this year and hope to see you here and enjoying it.  We will continuously be updating this page so come on back soon!