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Our Mission:  To enrich lives and build community by providing a  welcoming place to read, know, learn and grow.

Imagine Your Story - Summer Reading Program Begins on May 26, 2020.
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Imagine Your Story - 2020 Summer Reading Program

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (All day) to Friday, July 31, 2020 (All day)

Imagine Your Story - 2020 Summer Reading Program

Please join our Online Summer Reading Program!

  • Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days to receive a prize bag and be entered into a drawing for more prizes.
  • Special programs are planned during the summer for all ages! Attend an online program & receive a ticket for the prize drawing.
  • A 10.00 Summer Library Card is available for those who are not Collegedale residents during the months of June—through August

What's different this year?

  • Registration and book logs are all online. Visit the library's website (www.collegedalepubliclibrary.org) after Monday, May 25th to sign up.
  • While reading 20 minutes a day for 20 days will complete the SRP and earn you a prize bag, you can choose to keep going! Another 20 minutes a day for 20 days will complete Part 2 of the Summer Reading Program to earn a bonus prize and another chance in our prize drawing.
  • Programs and events will be streamed online. Craft programs will have take-home bags with supplies that you can pick up before the event.


There is a little confusion about how to count your dialy 20 minute reading sessions.  This is how to use the site to record your reading sessions:

1. Choose the reader who is adding a reading session (you must choose a reader before you add sessions).

2. You can add a title, author, and rate your book, but all of those are optional.  In the 3rd slot, please place a “1.”  This is the number of 20 minute sessions that you completed today.  You can only count 1 session per day no matter how many minutes you read.

3. Click on submit, and the website should add 1 point and 1 badge for each 20 minute session.  To complete Part 1 of the Summer Reading Program, you will collect 20 badges and 20 points.  To complete Part 2, you will collect 40 badges and 40 points.


Library Currently Offering Curbside Service

Thursday, April 30, 2020 (All day)

The library is currently offering curbside service.  You can place holds online or by phone.  Once you receive the email letting you know that your books are ready, you can pick them up within curbside pick-up hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

When you are ready to pick up your books, pull up to the back of the library and call us to let us know you're outside. Staff will be wearing masks for safety. We can put your books on the picnic table if you would like to maintain 6 feet of distance, or you can unlock your car doors, and we can set them on the back seat. Please tell us your preference when you call.

We are offering Online Storytimes at 10:30 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/collegedalepubliclibrary/

Ancestry: Library edition is still available from home; access has been extended through the end of May.

If you have any trouble with online services, please call us so we can troubleshoot the problem: 423-396-9300.

Many people have asked us how they can donate funds to replace library books lost in the tornado.  The Friends of the Collegedale Public Library have set up a fund through PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal account to donate.  All money donated will be used to buy replacement books.

New Temporary Hours

Monday, March 23, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day)

The Library has new hours temporarily:

Monday- Thursday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday- Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

These hours are in effect until further notice.

Chattanooga Zoo Pass

Chattanooga Zoo has generously provided an annual membership card for the Library that can be checked out once a year per family for one week and used for zoo admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children per visit.  (If the card is lost, a $30 lost fee will be charged, and if it is returned late, a $4 per day overdue fine will be charged.)  There is a waiting list for the two Zoo Passes that we have, so place your hold now!  
This partnership furthers the Chattanooga Zoo's commitment to education and their mission to engage and inspire our community to better understand and preserve wildlife by creating meaningful connections between people and animals.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry.com Library Edition is a great way to research your family tree. Get access to census, marriage, death, immigration, and military records for free at the Collegedale Public Library. It provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.
Check our calendar for beginning genealogy classes to help you get started.
Ancestry.com Library Edition only works inside the Collegedale Public Library. The link will not work outside of the building. Please visit us to try it out!

2020 Reading Challenge

Kelly has developed a Reading Challenge designed to help readers choose materials from outside their typical reading “bubble” in order to find new literary likes and interests and encourage discussion among participants.

Pick up a paper copy of the Reading Challenge at the Library or link to the Library Goodreads Page and click on the link  for 2020 Reading Challenge to follow or join the discussion!



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Collegedale, TN 37363
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