The Library Book Club will be having a special guest at their meeting on Wednesday, May 21, at 1 pm. Author Rod Wallsmith will be talking about his book “Booze, Blood & Justice: A Southern Tale of Death, Decadence and Redemption.”  Although a fictional book, it is based on an actual murder that occurred in Humboldt in 1970. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.


The Library will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day.


Our annual Summer Reading Programs are just around the corner. Registration will begin on Friday, May 30, for our kids’ and teens’ programs. We will begin on Tuesday, June 3, with a kick-off “Starship Adventure” puppet show for the kids presented by Shiloh Regional Library. Our first program will be on Friday, June 6, at 1:00 pm, with “Safari Greg’s Outer Space Adventure!” The remainder of the programs will be held at 10 am on Fridays in June. Come by and pick up a free brochure with the programs listed.


We have recently begun a new outreach to the Spanish speaking community. A young lady named Esmeralda Yañez will be on hand for a couple of hours a week to assist Spanish speaking patrons with their informational needs. If you know someone who would need her assistance, please tell them to come by the library on Wednesdays between 12 and 2:30 pm.


It is my understanding that the Commercial Appeal newspaper has ceased home delivery in Henderson County. If you would like to read the Commercial Appeal, you may do so by going to the Library’s website and clicking on the “Newspapers” icon on the home page. Here you will find access to many of the larger newspapers in Tennessee including The Tennessean and The Knoxville News-Sentinel to name a few. Call the library first at 968-3239 for a username and password.