Think libraries are just old book storage units? Think again. In order to showcase just how much our local library has to offer, we’re sharing five things besides books you can check out.
First things first — you’ll need a library card. If you’re technically living outside of city limits (lookin’ at you, Red Bank residents), you may still be able to get one if you:
- Own property or a business within city limits
- Are a Hamilton County Schools student
- Are a college student living on campus within the city
- Volunteer for at least 20 hours with the library each year
Reflection Riding pass
Cardholders are able to check out a visit pass to Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center once per year (when available) at the downtown location, and we can’t think of a better time to utilize the opportunity than in the fall.
Bonus: All library locations also offer Chattanooga Zoo passes on a first come, first serve basis.
Plan your autumn garden by picking up seasonal seed packets at the South Chattanooga + downtown library locations. You can also check out gardening tools like bulb planters, pruning shears, and digging shovels from the downtown location’s tool library.
Bicycle tool kit
Get your bike back in gear for rides along the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway, Riverwalk, and Enterprise South Nature Park this fall with a bicycle tool kit available for checkout at the downtown library.
Home video projector
“Hocus Pocus 2” coming out just in time for spooky season? Incredible. The chance to watch it projected on a huge sheet beside an outdoor fire or cozied up in a homemade fort? Even more incredible. The downtown library has two home video projectors available for checkout.
Oh, you want more? Make a request online that the library add something to its lineup.