Holston River Regional Library

Holston River Regional Library

Our Vision and Mission

The vision of the Holston River Regional Library, and its counterpart regional libraries across the state of Tennessee, is that the citizens of Tennessee will have the information they need for personal growth and development.

The mission of the Tennessee Regional Library System is to make libraries better by:

  • assisting local governments and public libraries in the development and improvement of public library services;
  • assisting libraries in the selection, maintenance and use of library technologies;
  • providing supplementary library materials and digital content to member public libraries and facilitating the preparation of materials for public use;
  • facilitating the sharing of resources between libraries through a delivery system;
  • providing opportunities to participate in shared automation systems;
  • and providing continuing education to local library staff and trustees.


The Holston River Regional Library is located in Johnson City, Tennessee, providing a central location to the counties it serves: Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington.

The Holston River Regional Library provides a wide range of services to its 27 member public libraries, including leadership and guidance, materials support, technology support, and training.

The Holston River Regional Library Center acts as a service link between the Tennessee State Library and Archives (Tennessee Department of State) and the library boards and public libraries in its ten-county service area. The regional library coordinates local library services and provides certain services to the public and to the member libraries.

Holston River Regional Library
2700 S. Roan Street, Suite 435
Johnson City, TN 37601-7587

Legislators Public Libraries in the Region Staff Trustees


Jon Lundberg

Rusty Crowe

Steve Southerland

Frank S. Niceley


John Crawford

Bud Hulsey

Jeremy Faison

John B. Holsclaw, Jr.

David Hawk

James (Micah) Van Huss

Matthew Hill

Timothy Hill

Gary Hicks

Tilman Goins

Nancy Roark

Assistant Director
Whitney Nelson

Administrative Assistant
Sarah Egan

Library Information Systems Specialist
Dustin Gingrow

Technical Services Assistant
Jessica McNeely


Carter County
Pat Hicks
Martha Whaley

Cocke County
Steve Davidson
Robert Williams

Greene County
Barbara Britton

Hamblen County
Ron Peterson
Jyothi Ramaprasad

Hancock County
Maurita Cook

Hawkins County
James Boehms
Mary Anne White

Johnson County
Karin Bell
Lloyd Taylor

Sullivan County
Carrie Schwartz

Unicoi County
Betty Stevens
Todd Hopson

Washington County
Polly Peterson
William Beagen