November 4, 2015
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM FACILITIES PLAN FOCUS GROUPS
Williamson County Public Library Facility Master Plan Development
As part of our ongoing Facilities Study, Maureen Arndt, AIA, founding principal of 720 Design – Design for Libraries, will conduct focus groups at each WCPLtn location. We invite our patrons to come to one or all of these focus groups to help us plan the future of our library system. We need your input!
- Leiper's Fork: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
- Main Library: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
- Nolensville: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am
- Bethesda: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
- Fairview: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Focus groups conducted with library staff and members of the community are an essential part of the planning process. Please come and share your ideas as we chart the future of WCPLtn.
July 1, 2015
WILLIAMSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM SETS ANNUAL GOAL TO "MAKE IT A MILLION"
Williamson County Public Library System Launches Campaign to Circulate One Million Items
Last year, the Williamson County Public Library System circulated 874,494 items. Library Director, Dolores Greenwald, has set a goal to increase circulation of library materials across the county by almost 15% in the upcoming year. All branches of the Williamson County Public Library System are launching the "Make It A Million" campaign at the beginning of July 2015.
"Last year, our circulation increased by 22,468 items from 2013. This year we want to check out one million items. I'd like to see everyone reading in their preferred format, ebook or print, via the library and showcase Williamson County as one of the most well-read communities in Tennessee", explained Director Greenwald.
The Williamson County Public Library System is home to over 456,000 items including movies, audios, books and ebooks. Wi-Fi hotspots and ereaders are some of the items the library checks out.
A library card account in good standing is required to borrow materials either digitally or physically. Library cards are available for free to county residents. Most materials may be borrowed for 3 weeks. Time is limited to a week for high demand items such as movies and wifi hotspots. To learn more about getting a library card and the materials available for borrowing, visit the library at 1314 Columbia Avenue or register online.
June 19, 2014
Janice Keck Literary Awards
The Williamson County Public Library has announced four winners of the first Janice Keck Literary Awards. The announcement was made on the Library's monthly television program, "Not Just Books," broadcast on WC-TV. The winning authors, all Williamson County residents, are
- Fiction: John Neely Davis for Bear Shadow
- Nonfiction: Brad W. Hoover for Tears of Hope: Hero in a Bandanna
- Poetry: Sandy Coomer for The Presence of Absence
- Children's Literature: Jean Simmons for Willy the Panther Cat
May 21, 2014
Bucky & Bonnie's Library Adventure wins national award.
Bucky & Bonnie's Library Adventure has received the "Best of Show at PR Xchange" Award in the Advocacy/Print category for libraries with budgets under $6 million. The "Best of Show at PR Xchange" awards recognize the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. Over 345 entries were evaluated based on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in public relations, graphic design, communications, and marketing who selected the winner(s) in each category.
The Best of Show Awards are sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Section of the Library Leadership Administration and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, and are overseen by the PR XChange Committee. Winning entries will be on display during the PR Xchange program during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Awards will be presented to the winners on that day.
Bucky & Bonnie's Library Adventure, a book for children, was written, illustrated, and designed by Williamson County Public Library staff, and was published by Academy Park Press, WCPL's imprint for in-house publications. Copies of the book are available for purchase at the Main Library on Columbia Avenue, or at amazon.com.
January 9, 2014,
A Shining Light: Williamson County Library marks more than 90 years of service.
Not Just Books is a monthly half hour program focusing on the WC Library and the community. Segments include "what's hot in books", "save the date", and "your world". It is also streamed on youtube.
First episode aired January 2013. Produced by WCTV.
June 21, 2013, Williamson Herald. Children gather for story time with First Lady Crissy Haslam.
Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam read "V is for Volunteer" by Michael Shoulders to community children Friday morning at the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin as part of the Reading Fun Fair in partnership with the United Way of Williamson County.
October 11, 2012, Williamson Herald. The American Red Cross honors outstanding local supporters.
Williamson County Library received the Small Business Partnership Award. The Small Business Partnership Award is giving to small businesses that go above and beyond the call of duty concerning blood drives, partnerships or donations. The Williamson County Library hosts at least nine blood drives a year. To promote the drives, the organization posts the blood drives on their calendar, Facebook page and the employees personally tweet and about the blood drive. Even if the room is booked, this location will find alternate solutions, making sure blood collections are able to continue.
October 10, 2012, Williamson Herald. Check it out – Williamson County Library introduces e-reader availability
The Williamson County Main Library at 1413 Columbia Ave. in Franklin is offering Nook and Kindle e-book readers for check out. "We have adapted to the new technology," said Nicholson. "The nooks are convenient and they are also helpful to people with eye problems. Some versions of the nook are also available on audio," she said.