This Week at Sullivan County Libraries (July 10-16) | Sunday stories

The Sullivan County Public Library has five locations to serve the community.

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• The new website is online and operational. Check it out at for information, links, and resources.

• The summer reading program continues. Visit or visit your local branch for more information.

• When you can’t make it to one of our libraries, we’re still open online through our Libby and Hoopla apps. Use your SCPL library card to start accessing library materials online today. Visit or


All branches will offer summer reading programs on the theme “Oceans of Possibilities”:

• Sullivan Main, July 12 at 10 a.m. for pre-K and 10:45 a.m. for elementary — Octopuses, jellyfish and squid: Join us in making paper jellyfish while learning how these sea creatures move in the water.

• Sullivan Gardens, July 12 at 2 p.m. for elementary-aged children — Tropical fish with a mosaic fish.

• Bloomingdale’s, July 13 at 10 a.m. — Puffer Fish: After story time, enjoy a special virtual presentation of the Nashville Zoo to visit with some of their animal friends.

• Sullivan Gardens, July 13 at 10 a.m. for Pre-K — Jellyfish.

• Colonial Heights, July 14 at 10 am — Otters: Friends from Bays Mountain Park will share all about otters.

• Thomas Memorial, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. — Oceans with an ocean-in-a-bag craft.

Additional programs

• The Lego Club will meet on July 11 at 4 pm at the Sullivan Main branch for summer fun with friends.

• The 8-12 year old art program will meet at the Thomas Memorial branch on July 12 at 11:00 am. Pointillism, an art style where you paint small dots of color to create an image, is the topic this week.

• Ashlie, a homeschooled mom, will help kids practice reading aloud at the Colonial Heights branch on July 13 at 11:00 am. Call or come by to reserve a spot.

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• An elementary book club will meet at the Sullivan Main branch on July 14 at 3:00 pm for The Magic Tree House series. We will read “Vacation under the volcano” this week.

• Teen Book Clubs will meet July 14 at 4:00 pm at Sullivan’s Main Branch to read and discuss “Beyond the Bright Sea” by Lauren Wolk.


• Sullivan’s main branch will be making picture frames decorated with seashells on July 13 at 2 p.m.

• Marty Silver of Warriors’ Path State Park will visit the Sullivan Main branch for a show-and-tell with some of his animal friends on July 15 at 10:30 am.


• Sullivan’s main branch will host Geri-Fit, a strength training class for mature adults, Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 am.

• The Bloomingdale branch will offer one-to-one courses in computer basics such as Word, Excel, email and web browsing on July 12th. Call or come see us to reserve a spot between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

• The Colonial Heights branch will be offering a course on using the Libby app for online library materials on July 12 at 10:00 am.

• Join the Cookbook Club at Thomas Memorial on July 14 at 12:30 p.m. Create a recipe from your favorite cookbook and bring it to share with other cookbook lovers.

• The Reader’s Choice Book Club will meet July 14 at 11:30 am at the Thomas Memorial branch. This month’s book is “A Long Call Home” by Ann Cleeves.

• Hooked on Crochet will meet July 15 at 2:00 pm at the Sullivan Gardens branch. Come and learn some basic patterns. Materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own projects.BRANCHES

To register or find out about other upcoming events, call or drop by one of the branches:

• Sullivan Main, 1655 Blountville Blvd., Blountville or call 423-279-2714.

• Bloomingdale’s, 3230 Van Horn Street, Kingsport or call 423-288-1310.

• Colonial Heights, 149 Pactolus Road, Kingsport or call 423-239-1100.

• Sullivan Gardens, 104 Bluegrass Drive, Kingsport or call 423-349-5990.

• Thomas Memorial, 481 Cedar St., Bluff City or call 423-538-1980.

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