the main reading room of harriman, tennessee's public library
harriman's public library was established with the support of the carnegie library building program and gets a brief mention in the online tennessee encyclopedia.
i can't say enough nice things about the harriman library and its friendly, helpful staff. though its genealogy "room" is more of a nook off to the right of the main hall, the library is certainly worth setting aside time to visit. not only did we get a great taste of local history by poking around the building itself, we found a couple of items we haven't located elsewhere. we were easily able to set up our laptop on a table in the main reading room and hunker in for several productive hours. the staff does all the photocopying - quickly and at reasonable rates.