About Us: Our mission, vision, and how to reach us

From the Director

2023 may have been better for some…and maybe a tad rough for others but rather than looking back, let’s look at what's coming up next. ALL GOOD STUFF!  Blount County Public Library (BCPL) had another remarkable year.  Thank you all who supported BCPL, it means the world to us. It’s so nice to see our community coming to BCPL checking-out items, using the computers, meeting, greeting, speaking, and participating. Libraries never expire, they reinvent themselves.  Here’s what to look forward to in 2024

  • Exciting new programming!
  • Friends of the Library 50th Anniversary (The Golden Year)!
  • Automated Book Return System (This is going to be epic at BCPL)!

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We have some exciting news we can hopefully share early in the new year. This news is going to be a game-changer! 

There may have been some rough spots in ’23, (What year doesn’t), but right now it’s looking a lot more hopeful, kinder and enjoyable…at least at your Blount County Public Library.

Manny Leite

Library Director


Phone: 865-982-0981

Hours of Operation

MON. - THUR.:  8 AM– 8 PM
FRI:                     8 AM – 5 PM
SAT:                    8 AM – 4:30 PM
SUN:                   1 PM – 5 PM


508 N. Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804

BCPL Board & Director



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Mission Statement

The Blount County Public Library empowers residents to think, act, and aspire by providing opportunities to connect to our community, participate in life-long learning, and explore the world at large.

Vision Statement

We work towards building a sustainable community by celebrating history, creating connections, and inspiring imagination.