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Summer Lunch Program

Summer Lunch Program

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Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer, beginning June 16, the Library will be providing a free, healthy lunch for children who live in the Athens area from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. as a part of a program through Athens City Schools. The lunches will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about this program, contact the Library at 745-7782.

Tennessee Resources

The Official Site of the State of Tennessee

Tennessee Blue Book Online
The official manual of Tennessee state government and includes information on our elected officials, the various branches and agencies of state government, historic and statistical data, and election returns

Tennessee Civil War Sourcebook
Sponsored by the Tennessee Historical Commission, this is an online project that identifies activities and attributes citations dealing with the war in the Volunteer Stat

Center for Business and Economic Research
Source for many statistical sites pertaining to Tennessee, and the United States

Cover Kids
Es un programa de cobertura de salud a bajo costo para ninos y mujeres embarazadas que cumplen con las reglas de elegibilidad para el programa. Si Ud. necesity ayuda con la aplicacion, llamenos al 1-866-626-3409. La llamdada es gratis. Los servicios del interprete del idioma estan disponibles en muchos idiomas incluyendo Espanol. 

Cover Tennessee
Governor Phil Bredesen’s multi-pronged effort, Cover Tennessee, extends health insurance coverage to uninsured individuals in Tennessee through three insurance programs and a pharmacy assistance program. Cover Tennessee provides health insurance options for uninsured children through CoverKids; for small businesses through CoverTN and for chronically ill adults through AccessTN. Those who have a critical need for pharmacy assistance can get help through CoverRX. Pick up a free brochure at the information rack within E.G. Fisher Public Library, visit the web site, or call 1-866-COVERTN

McMinn County Vocational Rehabilitation Center
Helps those who qualify find and keep employment. (423) 744-2800 ext. 115

Tennessee Code and Constitution
Search the Tennessee state laws

TN Disability Pathfinder / Información de Discapacidad
Information on how to obtain help for family members who may have a disability. Spanish language version is also available.

Tennessee Driver Manuals
Driver’s license study guides in English and Spanish as well as CDL and motorcycle manuals

Tennessee Electronic Atlas
A helpful feature of this site includes the ability to zoom into any particular locale, the topographic maps change to aerial photographic overlays. For those seeking a wealth of information, spatial and otherwise, about the state of Tennessee, this site is a must.

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
A definitive and comprehensive reference work on the Volunteer State. Search by keyword for full-text articles, locate historical texts by title or author, and browse the Image, Media, and Map Galleries. The site also features “Other Links“, a thorough listing of additional Tennessee historical resources. 

Tennessee Heritage Online
Digital Collections from Tennessee Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Tennessee History
A Guide to Primary Sources

Tennessee Statistical Abstract, 2003
Economic and demographic data are presented in easy-to-read tables, maps, and graphs for Tennessee counties, cities, and also southeastern states. In addition to the customary information on population, personal income, and employment, the 2003 edition includes tables with data for affirmative action employment searches, educational attainment, housing prices and retail sales.  Source notes for most tables now include the internet address of the source agency. With detailed information in 19 subject areas, plus rankings and an extensive index, the Tennessee Statistical Abstract is the most comprehensive source available for information on Tennessee. 

Tennessee : Unclaimed Property
Updated daily. Tennessee’s Unclaimed Property Office may have money to return to you! If you have forgotten about a savings account, utility deposit, stock dividend, credit card overpayment, etc., then you should check this site!

Tennessee Virtual Archive
Highlights from the collections of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA), is a program of the State Library and Archives to create a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture. Their mission is to bring electronic versions of the state’s rich collections to a wider audience. TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.

Volunteer Voices
Volunteer Voices is a state-wide digitization project that will provide access to primary sources that document Tennessee’s rich history and culture. Volunteer Voices combines the collaborative efforts to Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools. (currently in Beta format)


CFLC Reference Desk
Hundreds of web sites listed under different subject areas.

Encarta Encyclopedia
A free scaled down version of the CD-Rom product

Federal Citizen Information Center
Obtain federal brochures on a variety of topics, including Medicare. This site included a version in Español, and one specifically designed for sight reader machines. 

Find Articles: the Web’s First Free Article Search
Search and read 2.8 million articles from over 500 publications. You may search for publications by name, or subject.

Internet Public Library
Includes subject collections, ready reference, Reading Room, KidSpace, TeenSpace, Special Collections, searching tools, and more!

Librarian’s Index to the Internet
“Information You Can Trust.” Librarians’ Index to the Internet (LII) is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 14,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is used by both librarians and the general public as a reliable and efficient guide to Internet resources.

The Library Spot
Encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotations, dictionaries, and more!

Our Documents
Over 100 of the United States’ most important documents. The Our Documents initiative is a cooperative effort among National History Day, The National Archives and Records Administration, and USA Freedom Corps. 

United States Chamber of Commerce Directory
Locate a Chamber of Commerce near you!

My Virtual Reference Desk
The Refdesk is full of facts and figures, updated news, and links to sources from phone books to world clocks.

The World Factbook
Provides national-level information on countries, territories, and dependencies.

At the Library: See our Quick REF section for more resources on a variety of subjects.


Vocational Guidance / Career Development

  • Tennessee Career Information Delivery System: TCIDS guides students to careers that fit their interests and career goals. It includes a Job Search questionnaire designed to assist students in search of career ideas, a searchable career database with 700 job descriptions and images, an educational institution questionnaire designed to assist students in search of post-secondary educational opportunities, and a searchable educational institution database with links to 1,000 post-secondary institutions and 178 military career information pages. In cooperation with The Tennessee Department of Education.
  • Tennessee Economic Council on Women: The Council’s mentoring campaign promotes a wide range of careers in healthcare, engineering, computer technology, science, business ownership and more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook, Online Edition: a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
  • O*Net OnLine: Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Occupational Information Network : Search by occupation, skills, or codes issued by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS), Military Occupational Classification (MOC), and the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). Each entry can be viewed in a summary or detailed format. Entries include information on tasks, knowledge required, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, and related occupations. Other categories include Job Zone, interests, work value, and work needs. The Wages & Employment section gives the average salary in each state.
  • Miscellaneous Links: Over 50 different links to additional career information resources, including disability Online, Job Corps, and Welfare to Work, etc.

At the Library:
Check resources in our Reference Collection within the 331.1 to 331.7 call numbers.

See also the Online Catalog, checking subjects such as: career development, careers, occupations, vocational guidance, and individual career topics.