Sumner County Libraries
Each of our libraries has their own unique place in their hometowns, and we can’t wait to share more about them with the greater Sumner County community. Did you know that the Portland Library has a museum on-site? What about Hendersonville’s Sensory Friendly Room for children? Our libraries are full of hidden treasures, and we’ll be diving into what makes each library special (amazing staff included!).
The individual libraries have their own Library Director which handles the operation of the library. The Sumner County Library Board sets the policy for all library operations and oversees the Library Directors. The Sumner County Commission appoints and oversees the Library Board. Funding is provided primarily by Sumner County Government and each city government with help from the Friends of the Library. A cooperative effort was utilized in building with funding from the county, city, and private donors.
Libraries are among the most effective of all public services, serving more than two-thirds of the public with four percent of all tax dollars. Sumner County libraries provide valuable resources at the local level and serve as a link to the free resources offered by the Tennessee State Library and Archives; the Tennessee Electronic Library and the Regional E-book and Audiobook Dowload System (READS).