The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Summer reading is winding down. THANK YOU, Pizza Hut, for donating gift certificates for personal pan pizzas to 194 kids who turned in their reading logs on time. We appreciate your support.
It’s been a fantastic summer, thanks to the parents, grandparents, and caregivers who registered and attended their children for our summer reading program. We appreciate all the workers at the CORE and the Boys and Girls Clubs who included their kids in Summer Reading. It was wonderful to see our library active with kids and teens. Please, keep coming weekly. We hope you’ll make visiting the library a part of your weekly routine.
On Friday, August 5, at 6:00 pm, families with children five years and under are invited to stop by our First Friday booth in front of the library for Kindergarten Readiness. Is your child ready for the classroom? Parents will learn teacher expectations for students entering kindergarten. Parents will also pick up skills they can use to begin preparing their children for kindergarten. Parents will receive free classroom materials until we run out of supplies. Kids will have the opportunity to complete a chalk obstacle course and more. We hope to see you there.
New books for children include: Mell Fell by Corey R. Tabor, All Different Now by Angela Johnson, Look and Listen by Dianne White, Grandfather’s Journey: 20th Anniversary Edition by Allen Say, The Creator in You by Jordan Raynor, The World Needs More Purple Schools by Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart, Ancient China by DK Publishing, Punky Aloha by Shar Tuiasoa, The Dinos on the Bus by Peter Millett and Tony Neal, Don’t Worry, Murray by David Ezra Stein, The Shelterlings by Sarah Beth Durst, Amazing Snakes! by Sarah L. Thomson, Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Endless Waiting by Matthew Swanson & Robbie Behr, Vanishing Act by Laura Martin, and Treasure Tracks by S.A. Rodriguez.
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Heart of the Mountains by Pepper Basham, A Feeling of Home by Susan Anne Mason, Right Behind Her by Melinda Leigh, The Curse Workers by Holly Black, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn, This May End Badly by Samantha Markum, More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez, Vactionland by Meg Mitchell Moore, Gilt by Jamie Brenner, Cold Fear by Brandon Webb & John David Mann, The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays, Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva, By Her Own Design by Piper Huguley, The Local by Joey Hartstone, The Friendship Pact by Jill Shalvis, and A Secret About a Secret by Peter Spiegelman,
New large-print books: Point Last Seen Christina Dodd, Reputation by Sarah Vaughan, Cold Cold Bones Kathy Reichs, The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager, Gilt by Jamie Brenner, The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick, The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang, and The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi,
New books on the adult fiction shelf include: James Patterson: The Stories of My Life by James Patterson, Liking Myself Back by Jacey Duprie, Love Yourself First: Finding Joy in the Golden Rule by Adrien Booher, Pickin’ Up the Pieces by Kimberly Bartley, Battling the Big Lie: How Fox, Facebook, and the Maga Media are Destroying America by Dan Pfeiffer, If We Break: A Memoir of Marriage, Addiction, and Healing by Kathleen Buhle, and Wastelands: The True Story of Fam Country on Trial by Corban Addison.
To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and a recently postmarked piece of mail. Then you’ll be able to check out or download library materials. Also, if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection, please let us know. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.