Soddy-Daisy Community Library celebrates first year

Jacqueline Jordan, left, and library co-founder Curtis Cecil talk to librarian Erica Haile at the front desk during the Soddy-Daisy Community Library's first anniversary celebration.

Four books and a groundswell of public support have grown the Soddy-Daisy Community Library into an 18,000-work collection as the nonprofit organization marks its first year.

"About 5 percent of our books we have bought, and 95 percent have been donated," said Curtis Cecil, a partner in video design company KelCurt Media, which operates the library through its KelCurt Foundation. "Some of them are brand new, and some are gently used. Sometimes people will go out and buy a new book and bring it to us."

Soddy-Daisy Community Library

› Address: 9619 Dayton Pike (inside KelCurt Media).› Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.› Phone: 423-800-2367.› Online: and Facebook.