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For years, the Briceville Public Library has been housed in one small room in the Friendship Center.  After a long effort lasting many years, a brand new building is ready for use.  Read news articles and see pictures below. 

Briceville students grades Pre-K to Fifth form KID-CHAIN to help transfer the very first books into the library from their school on Friday, 23 August 2013:

L to R:  Mrs. Marshall Hackworth, Anderson County Commissioner Tim Isbel, Knoxville News Sentinel Writer/Reporter Bob Fowler, and Marshall Hackworth (who was instrumental and worked tirelessly in raising funds for the new library building)

Knoxville News Sentinel Photojournalist Paul Efird taking lots of pictures to document the occasion

Professor Mark Fly

Professor Mark Fly's class from
University of Tennessee
arrived for their annual event
and assisted with transferring books

Reporter Ashley Izbicki from WBIR-TV interviews the students for her wonderful story

HUMAN-CHAIN transporting books from old library in Friendship Center to the new library building on Saturday, 24 August 2013:

State Representative John Ragan and Anderson County Commissioner Tim Isbel speak to volunteers

L to R: Former Anderson County Commissioner Doug Haun, Jerry Sharp, Commissioner Tim Isbel, Longtime Briceville Librarian Director Lynette Seeber (and her granddaughter), and Barry Thacker PE of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation

Many of our Coal Creek Scholar candidates from Anderson County High School showed up. They all previously attended Briceville School.

Singer Tony Thomas and his wife Patsy performed for us.  Tony grew up in Briceville and is a well known singer and story-teller.

Library Architect Greg Campbell and Library Director Daphne Windham

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