Library News for December 13, 2023


The library building is open to the public on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – to 4:00 p.m.

Toddlers are invited to Toddler Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Parents/guardians may choose from two Pre-K Story Hours for their preschool-age child. We’ll offer the same program on Tuesday and  Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Call 270-237-3861 to reserve your child’s place, or click on the events tab @ On Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Home-School children ages 5-12 are invited to enrichment programs. The Inbetweens, students ages 10-12, meet on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. We hope you’ll make visiting the library with your children a part of your weekly routine.

Tinker Time in our Maker Space is open every Friday at 2:00 pm. Register online for help with your projects or stop by to explore the space and ask questions. Equipment available includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

On Saturday, December 16, at 11:00 am, all school-age kids are invited to Lego My Library.  Builders will be challenged to build a pet.  Register online, as space is limited, and this program is growing in popularity.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be at the library on Monday, December 18, at 5:00 p.m. Registration is not required, but we will stop taking children at 6:30 p.m. This event is free; we expect many children, so come early and bring your camera.

New books for children include: Other Words for Nonno by Dave Cameron and Yong Ling Kang, Winter: A Solstice Story by Kelsey E. Gross, It’s Navidad, El Cucuy! by Donna Barba Higuera, Benjamin’s Thunderstorm by Melanie Florence, The Bear and the Book by Frances Tosdevin & Sophia O’Connor, How to Hide a Turkey by Sue Fliess, The Little Christmas Tree by Ruth Wielockx, The Most Magnificent Maker’s A to Z by Ashley Spires, Ice Bears at Ice Edge by Robert Burleigh, A Stone Is a Story by Leslie Barnard Booth, Wild Child: Nature Adventures for Young Explorers by Dara McAnulty, Merry Christmas Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton, The Beatles by Judy Katschke, I Am Thankful by Sonali Fry, 101 Ways to Read a Book by Timothée de Fombelle, Best Wishes: Time After Time by Sarah Mlynowski & Christina Soontornvat, Juniper’s Christmas by Eoin Colfer, and Minecraft: Guide to Exploration by Mojang AB and the Official Minecraft Team.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Vengeance Is Mine by Marie Ndiaye, Murder Checks Out by Victoria Gilbert, The Constant Soldier by William Ryan, The Last Love Note by Emma Grey, What We Could Have Been by Jess Sinclair, The Wishing Bridge by Viola Shipman, Chasing Sunsets by Rachel Hanna, Baumgartner by Paul Auster, Barbacoa, Bomba, and Betrayal by Raquel V. Reyes,  You Always Come Back by Emily Smith, Tremor by Teju Cole, Plot Twist by Erin La Rosa, Last Word to the Wise by Ann Claire, Seven Empty Houses by Samanta Schweblin, Liberation Day by George Saunders, and The Good Part by Sophie Cousens.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include Clanlands In New Zealand by Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish, A City on Mars by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, Bipolar General: My Forever Way with Mental Illness by Maj. Gen. Gregg. F. Martin, USA (Ret.), Organized Living by Shira Gill, Ours Was the Shining Future by David Leonhardt, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education by Stephanie Land, Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America by Ted Cruz, and Endgame by Omid Scobie.

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, please let us know if there’s a particular book, movie, or music artist you would like added to the collection. We’ll do our best to fulfill your requests.