What you can do

Meeting in progress

Use Our Meeting Rooms

Meeting in progressOur meeting rooms get often used for meetings of clubs, civic organizations, and other groups. Both libraries have meeting rooms available for meetings up to 75 people.  Contact either library for an application and more information on renting the room.

Public Computer

Connect to The Internet

public ComputerStudents, job seekers, and people looking for information can access the Internet on one of our public access computers. They can also bring their personal laptop and gain access to the Internet via our WiFi system. Some people even access the Internet from their vehicles during hours when the library is closed. We also offer print and FAX services for a modest fee.

Our computers will not save files to their hard disk, but you can bring a USB stick to save your files. 

Imagination Library

Imagination Library

Imagination LibraryThe Imagination Library provides one book per month to all registered children from birth through age four.  There is no cost to the child's family.

Hickman County's Imagination Library is an initiative of the Hickman County Economic and Community Development Agency in partnership with the public library.

 How Do We Sign Up?

If you live in Hickman County, simply fill out one registration form for each child in your family who is under the age of 5.  There is absolutely no cost to you.

How Do We Receive the Books?

Each registered child will receive a new book every month with the first book being The Little Engine That Could. The final book will be Look Out, Kindergarten, Here I Come to be mailed when your child turns 5 years old.  Each new book will be mailed directly to the Hickman County address listed on the registration form.  These books are designed to become your child's personal library. Children registered in the program may receive up to 60 books. Perhaps this home library will be passed down to his/her children one day!

What if our Address Changes?

As long as you still live in Hickman County, all you have to do is come by the Hickman County Public Library and fill out a change of address card.  If you move out of the county, you can sign up for the books in your new county of residence; however, you must notify Hickman County that you have moved before you can begin to get books at your new address.

How is Imagination Library Funded?

Imagination library is funded through donations in each county.  The Governor's Book's from Birth Foundation matches all local contributions dollar for dollar

Remember: It's Free. It's never a cost to you.

You can pick up a registration form at the library or other public places. 

 Learn more about becoming a sponsor below. 

Your contribution is vital and it is tax deductible.

Levels of Sponsorship

LevelNumber of ChildrenDonation
Conductor 50+ $1,500+
Engineer 25-49 $750 - $1,499
Fireman 10-24 $300 - $749
Brakeman 5 - 9 $150 - $299
Switchman 1 - 4 $60 - $149
Passenger 1 $30

Make a Donation

Please make checks payable to

Hickman County Imagination Library
120 W. Swan St.
Centerville, TN  37033-0204

For more information, contact Gayla Bunn at 931-729-5130

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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

This eight-week program is held June 1- July 24. The library offers amazing family programs that are sure to keep you and your family immersed in activity throughout the summer! We encourage you to utilize the schedule of events as you dive into the many summer activities our library has to offer. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have! 


We would like to thank our sponsors for this year's program:

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Borrow Items --- Check Out Materials

bookCheckoutWhile we have comfortable chairs and places to sit and read, we expect you will want to borrow books and other items to take home for a short time.

How Long Can I Keep Library Items?

  • Books and audio books – 28 days. You can check out as many as 30 books. (Teachers may request to check out more.)
  • DVDs/Videos – 4 days. You can check out up to ten
  • See our policy

Can I renew items checked out?

You can renew items unless your fines or fees exceed $10.00 or if there are holds on the item.

Do I have to bring books in to renew?

You can renew by calling the library, or you can renew online with your PIN number.

How do I get a PIN Number?

You can get a PIN number simply by asking the librarian to add one to your library card information.


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