Anti Discrimination Policy – Title VI


The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VI ensures your right to receive equal treatment and service opportunities regardless of your race, color, national origin, or limited English proficiency in any program or activity that receives Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance. It is the policy of E.G. Fisher Public Library to treat all patrons fairly and without discrimination. If you feel you have been discriminated against or treated unfairly, please fill out the Title VI Complaint Form that will go directly to the library’s Title VI  coordinator.

Your complaint will be investigated by the Title VI Coordinator. If your complaint is against the Title VI Coordinator, it will be investigated by Mcminn County Library Board. Investigation may include speaking to you directly and contacting witnesses you list in the complaint. Findings will be reported to you within 30 days of receipt of your complaint.

Any person who believes that discrimination has occurred in violation of Title VI may be filed with the state or federal agency involved. Complaints may also be filed with the written complaint with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission or the United States Department of Justice. For more information, please contact the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act.



Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 4:30pm, join TAB to discuss ideas for improving library services for teens in the community. Ages 12-18 can apply. To be a member you must commit to 10 hours of library volunteering per year and must attend 1 TAB meeting per month.

Click the link below to apply. It is free to join and no library card is needed, however a valid email address is required.

Apply Here


TAB at Trick-Or-Treat in the Wetlands 10/27/22


TAB at Trick-Or-Treat in the Wetlands 10/27/22


TAB at Trick-Or-Treat in the Wetlands 10/27/22

Minutes from TAB Meetings

TAB Minutes 101322

TAB Minutes 111022



E.G. Fisher Library

1289 Ingleside Avenue Athens, Tn 37303

Meet Libby

Did you know EG Fisher Library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using your library card and the device in your hand. Click the link below for information on how to get started today! https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/1307.htmlWatch the Libby video

Get started with Libby

Step 1

Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.

Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge (Chromium) browser.

Step 2

In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a valid library card.

Step 3

Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title.

Step 4

Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Loans, you can:

  • Tap Read With… to choose where you’d like to read a book in Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or in Libby.
  • Tap Open Audiobook or Open Magazine to start reading or listening to that title.
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.

If you need more help with Libby, please visit Libby Help. Happy reading!

Dyslexic Font Setting

In a book, tap the center of the screen, then look for the uppercase A and click it. From there, tap OpenDyslexic under “Book Design.”

Programs for Adults


Every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 1;30 p.m., you can come participate in crocheting and knitting. Please bring your own yarn projects to work on.

If you don’t know how, you can come learn and practice! Yarn materials for beginners are available.


Adult Game Night

Every Thursday at 6:00 p.m., adults get together to play a variety of board and card games.



Dungeons & Dragons

Adults, come play D&D at the library every Monday at 6:00 p.m. Character sheets and dice are provided, but feel free to bring your own!

For beginners (all ages 12+), stop on by to learn how to play, Mondays at 4:00 p.m.!

Young adults (recommended 18-23) play every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.


Noon Book Discussion-01Fisher Cliffhangers – Teens & Young Adult Book Club

We invite you to join us at the library and discuss a new read every month. Grab a copy of the book of the month at E.G. Fisher then enjoy a lively discussion with us while we enjoy snacks! You can join in on the last (business day) Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM.


books and beans buttonMy Weekend is All Booked – Adult Book Club

The monthly Book Club is a great way to join with others to discuss interesting books. Each month on our last (business day) Saturday at 2:30 PM a different book is discussed. Discussion leaders are invited from the community and library team. Multiple copies of the selected book are available for check out during the month prior to the discussion. No registration is required and everyone is invited to attend.


 Check out our previous recorded programs here: Interviews and Lectures Playlist