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Libraries are the memory of humankind, irreplaceable repositories of documents of human thought and action. The W.G. Rhea Public Library is such a memory bank for the residents of Henry County and West Tennessee. Virtually all of the Library's many collections and services are freely available to all comers. In fact, the Library has but one criterion for admission: curiosity.

Come Enjoy your hometown TREASURE! 


  • We have over 50,000 books and other materials (cds, dvd/Blu Ray, periodicals, etc).
  • Local, State and National  newspapers and magazines
  • Free WI-FI, and a public use computer lab with printer access.
  • Xbox 360 and Teen Computers in our Young Adult Room.
  • Awesome children's room with child-friendly games and computers.
  • We can copy, scan, print & fax (all for a nominal charge). 
  • Monthly youth orientated programs
 and a whole lot more....just ask




We also have an extensive  Research Room and a Wonderful   Bookstore!








 



 

AP Top Headlines At 5:25 p.m. EDT

AP Top Headlines At 5:25 p.m. EDT

1 - UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
2 - Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals
3 - 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
4 - Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster
5 - Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali
6 - Execution offers evidence against lethal injection
7 - Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions
8 - Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
9 - Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare
10 - Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film
1 - UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory's Hamas rulers....

7/24/2014 3:22:56 PM

2 - Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) -- In the morgue at a small Gaza hospital, the anguished cries of those who lost loved ones in Israeli airstrikes fell silent Thursday when Ahmed Jadallah began attending to the corpses, one by one, on his wooden work table....

7/24/2014 4:28:50 PM

3 - 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....

7/24/2014 12:23:30 PM

4 - Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents....

7/24/2014 5:25:48 PM

5 - Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed - the third major international aviation disaster in a week....

7/24/2014 4:18:31 PM

6 - Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday....

7/24/2014 4:37:06 PM

7 - Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment. A question and answer look at the current state of executions....

7/24/2014 4:17:14 PM

8 - Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs....

7/24/2014 4:58:19 PM

9 - Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller....

7/24/2014 3:38:23 PM

10 - Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film

Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."...

7/24/2014 3:54:23 PM