Imagine Your Story!

Summer Reading 2020

Fine Free Through December 31, 2020!

The Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library Board of Trustees voted at their May 26th meeting to extend the practice of not charging fines on overdue items, that began in light of the closure due to COVID-19, until 2021.  The Board wants the library’s patrons to know that they are well aware of how hard times are for many of us and that they hope waiving fines will help people return to the library. If patrons have fines on their account, they should contact the library to get these fines waived.  Unfortunately, lost items, items which have never been returned, will still require payment of the replacement fee. However if the item is returned, no matter when it was due, no fee will be charged. Patrons keeping items for 3 weeks over the due date will be sent an invoice for the material.

The one exception to this change of policy will be Hot Spots. The library must continue to charge overdue fines for “hot spots”, due to the fact that they are in high demand, and because the library needs to cover the cost of the hot spots that is paid each month for the use of these devices.


R.E.A.D.S. Link


Use your library card to check out eBooks, audiobooks, videos, magazines & more on
your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or any tablet, phone
or computer! Just click on the "R.E.A.D.S."
icon to get started!

Your library card needs to be updated every 2 years to remain active. Click HERE to update yours today!

Storytime with...

Angela Bassett

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Tennessee Electronic Library

Get access to Homework Help, Magazine & Journal Articles, Test Prep, ACT, SAT, & AP Practice Tests, Job Search, Interview Tips, Resume writing, Language Learning, Encyclopedias, The Tennessean, Genealogy & Much more! Click on the TEL Link to begin!

Memorial Donations

You can make donations "In Honor of" or "In Memory of" your friends and loved ones. These donations may be made in two ways; you may make a monetary donation to the Building Fund or Memorial Fund or you can donate a book*, which will then be displayed in our Memorial/In Honor of section of the library.
If you would like to mail your Memorial Donation to the Library please click on the Memorial Form and mail it to

Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library
220 S. Jefferson St., Shelbyville, TN 37160

While we can't have storytime at the library right now, we want to still provide children access to some wonderful stories.

This week's video has Angela Bassett reading
Trombone Shorty by Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.

Tune in next week for another mini-Storytime!

Memorial Donation Form

To "Get Started" on this year's Summer Reading Program and learn how you can participate online, click the Information Button Below.
For this year's SRP Virtual Programming schedule click the Calendar Link Below.

Library Donation Form

Click anywhere on the form
for a printable version.

Craft Time!

Need something creative to spend time at home? We will be sharing a craft video once a week using materials you can normally find around the house.

If you want to try making these, please visit our Facebook Page and share how they turned out. We'd love to
see everyone's work!

Be on the lookout for the next video!

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Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

9 am - 8 pm

Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday

9 am - 5 pm

Sunday - CLOSED

Computer Lab closes 30 minutes prior to library closing.

​Shelbyville - Bedford County Public Library
220 South Jefferson Street

Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone: (931) 684-7323
Fax: (931) 685-4848

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