To kick off National Library Week 2019, the Smyth County Public Library system is looking for the most knowledgeable group in the area.

On Saturday, April 6, at the Chilhowie branch, the library plans to host a Trivia Night for teams of four, who will compete simultaneously for awards and local bragging rights. 

Teams can consist of any four members, but organizers are especially hoping that local groups and organizations will choose to participate.

Library Director Robb Farmer said, “It would be great to see match-ups between local churches, civic groups, schools, businesses and even local government departments.”

The entry fee for each team will be $20, which will be used to directly support the library’s three branches. Teams can register by submitting their Team Name, a contact person, and the fee to Farmer at any library location, or by mail to 118 S. Sheffey Street, Marion, VA 24354.

The contest will be comprised of seven rounds of 10 questions each, then an additional “Final Jeopardy” question. There will be three rounds of general knowledge questions; one round of library-related questions, one round about the Smyth County area; a musical round; and a picture round.  After each round, teams will submit their answers on score sheets that will be provided, and the points will be tallied for an updated leader board.  Between rounds, programs and highlights from the three branches will be featured, including a preview of the always popular Summer Reading Program with this year’s theme “A Universe of  Stories.”

Free registration for library cards will be provided on site.

“This Trivia Night illustrates our library’s commitment to offer new, innovative opportunities for everyone, in addition to our many continuing services like computer, printer and faxing; the wide variety of free books, videos and music we circulate; Story Times; Lego Clubs; Teen Programs; Community Events; Movie Screenings; access to valuable database content; public meeting space; art workshops; and much, much, more,” said Farmer.

The director added, “Nearly all of these services are available for free, just by having a library card.”

For further information on these services, or for any other feedback, visit, stop by any library location or call at 276-783-2323.

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