$100,000 grant to help expand Johnson County Library

(PHOTO: Contributed / JCL)

Johnson County is one of Tennessee's smallest counties but over half of people who live there have a library card.

That type of demand and the need for more space for more materials has led to the award of an expansion grant for $100,000 from the Tennessee State Library and Archives for the Mountain City facility.

Library staff plan to grow the building front campus with a 911-square foot construction project. The facility also provides an essential meeting space for the community and county, according to state officials, including art classes, crochet classes, a young adult book club and a sewing program for homeschoolers.