A beautiful building sits on High Street in Sevierville. It’s the King Family Library, the main library and flagship facility for the Sevier County Public Library System. It has been serving residents and visitors of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge for years. Along with an extensive book offering, the library puts on more than 400 programs a year. At almost any given moment, there is something happening for all ages. They have thousands of books covering any subject you could think of, and lucky for you, they also have a huge storage section that needs to be cleared out before they can begin some upcoming renovations!
Thursday, June 11 until Saturday, June 13, the King Family Library will be holding a book sale to clear out their third-floor storage area in the library. Some books have been removed from the main library’s collection, and others have been donated. But no matter how they arrived there, about 30,000 books now need to move out. The sale is open to the public and will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will be held on the third floor of the King Family Library located at 408 High Street in Sevierville, Tennessee. Most hardcovers will be $1, and most paperbacks will be $.50. Or, you can take home an entire bag of books (with bag provided) for just $5! Just be sure you have cash or checks ready (no credit cards accepted).
With such steals on a wide variety of books, you can really load up! And with tens of thousands of books for sale, you’re sure to find plenty.
King Family Library
9 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Monday through Wednesday
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Thursday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Saturday
While it has the charm of a small-town family library, King Family Library has the resources of a large metropolitan library. One of its most popular and impressive features is the third-floor history center that has a lot of resources for doing family histories and research.
The library also has its own rich history. It started with a loan of books from the War Surplus Department of the American Library Association and grew from there with the work of Fred P. Rawlings and generous donations from local citizens and civic groups. The Sevierville Masonic Lodge allowed the library to be housed on the lower floor, and an official library committee was created. Volunteers helped run the library which opened its doors in 1922 with 200 books and $105. Over the years, it has been sponsored by local groups and run by area citizens. In 1932, the library expanded into the whole west wing of the building, and in 1950, the City of Sevierville starting making annual contributions to the Sevierville Library. The first paid employee started working at the library in 1961. Over the next several years, local individuals began donating more and more to the library, and they broke ground in 1967 on the more than 5,000-square-foot building that was the Sevier County Public Library. The library continued to grow over the years, and it wasn’t until 2008 that the King Family Library found its home at its current location on High Street. Today it continues to serve citizens and visitors with its vast collection.
While you’re here for the sale, you’ll need a place to call home. Check out our Pigeon Forge cabins. We have 1-2 bedroom cabins for a romantic couple’s stay, 3-6 bedroom cabins for family vacations and groups of friends, and some great budget-friendly cabins if you want to save some money!