Although needles are occasionally found, officials say the public library remains a safe space to visit.
The money was left to the library by Tesh Wickard, who lived in Nashville and died in 2014.
Meeting in Bloomington on Wednesday, state lawmakers heard from small business owners who didn't feel their views were well-represented at the Statehouse.
With temperatures getting above 100 degrees, many buildings are serving as places for people to cool down from the heat.
The Monroe County Public Library wants to issue a $600,000 bond for capital improvement projects like roofing and elevator repairs.
Monroe County Public Library received a bomb threat earlier today. It has now been reopened.