By Brooke Coffey
Today I met with Carolina Conner, Interim Director at the Obion County Public Library. Carolina has been at the library since 2011 and after meeting her and taking a tour, I can tell she has a true passion for what she does. When most people think of a library, they think of checking books in and out and that's as far as the mind goes. However, the Obion County Library is so much more. From the park in the back that features an amphitheater and book walk to the largest selection of Ellison Dies I have ever seen, I soon realized how much the library has to offer to community members.
While the library is home to a ton of activities, I also found that there is an abundance of local history to be found. On file, there are local newspapers that date all the way back to 1883. After the year 1945, they have every issue that was produced. The library also has a genealogist on staff that can help research your family ancestry. How exciting!
The employees at the library are always looking for something creative and fun to offer. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, they offered a drive-in movie in the parking lot! I think that the library should be a stop for all community members as you will find a welcoming environment and be so happy that you stopped!
To learn more about the Obion County Public Library resources and programs, visit oclibrary.org.