By Josh Arntz
The Dickson Herald

Published Oct. 29, 2010

Tamara Hammer has always been an avid library user. When she and her husband Thomas moved to Dickson from Memphis in 2000, their 13th move in 15 years of marriage, Tamara sought out the local library.

“My daughter is an avid reader, always has been. We couldn’t afford to keep her in books,” said Tamara. “So needless to say we found our local library every time we moved.”

Ten years after her move to Dickson, Tamara now serves as the full−time Dickson County Public Library director − a position she assumed two years ago after serving as the library co−director the previous year.

Tamara first became involved with the library, however, as the children’s librarian six years ago, after the director at that time asked if she was interested in the position.

“I had no intentions of staying here this long. This started as a temporary thing,” said Tamara, who still fills the role of children’s librarian.

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