Sep 13, 2022 | Featured

Columbia State’s John W. Finney Library Introduces New Offerings

John W. Finney Library

Columbia State Community College’s John W. Finney Memorial Library announced new offerings in time for the Fall 2022 semester.

Included in the library’s new offerings are:

  • New print books in large quantities for the first time since 2017.
  • New eBook and journal databases.
  • Supplies for Tennessee Achieves students to complete their community service hours through the program "Knitting Hats for the Homeless."
  • A new "Maker Space Unplugged" section with how-to books and supplies for papercrafts, calligraphy, yarn arts, jewelry making, theatre games, embroidery and small sewing projects. Some materials can be checked out and utilized off campus. This space is on the second floor. The Maker Space will also have word games such as Scrabble in Spanish and English, as well as poetry, memory and writing games.
  • The library is building an “Authors Among Us” collection of Columbia State authors with both area and regional authors included. A corner will feature print books in addition to read aloud programming to encourage group and buddy reading for students in learning support classes or students who would like to be reading mentors.
  • Several new graphic novels and modern texts have been added to the collection.
  • The library created a mini-bookmobile cart with newly added titles where students can request their favorite books using a suggestion box. The bookmobile will visit classrooms and feature a mobile checkout system that allows students to check out a book on the spot.
  • A faculty list of books they would like for curriculum support.

Upcoming Fall 2022 programs from the Finney library will include:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences lectures this semester include “King Tut” by Dr. Stuart Lenig on November 1 from 3 – 5 p.m. and “Knit Happens” hands-on workshop on Sept. 22 at 12 p.m.
  • A Goth Fest all day on Oct. 31 inviting students to dress as their favorite character, check out horror fiction, watch a scary movie and grab a snack.
  • A Gift-Making Workshop on Nov. 17 all day.
  • “Long Night Against Procrastination” on Nov. 29 from 5 – 10 p.m. sponsored by Student Services.
  • Book read-aloud times weekly with readings of first chapters and book talks.
The John W. Finney Memorial Library is located on the Columbia Campus at 1665 Hampshire Pike and is open from Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. For more information on these new offerings and information about the John W. Finney Memorial Library, visit