Library News for February 7, 2024

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.

Registration is open for Prime Time Family Read Night, which is open to families with children aged six and older. Childcare will be provided for infants and children too young to participate. Prime Time Family Reading introduces children and their families to the humanities through storytelling and discussions that build the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning. At the heart of the program are carefully chosen, humanities-rich children’s books. Participating families receive copies of each book to begin or expand their own libraries. We’ll meet on Thursdays starting February 22, 2024. A meal will be served at 5:00 and we’ll start the program at 5:30 pm. Free childcare is provided for infants and toddlers too young to participate in the book discussion. Space is limited, so sign your family up today for this free program under our events tab @

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 includes a Poster Printer, Embroider Machine, Cricut Vinyl Cutter, and more. Sign up today.

New books for children include: Happy Valentine’s Day Corduroy! by Don Freeman and Jody Wheeler, On Valentine’s Day, We Show We Care! (CoCo Melon) by Tina Gallo, Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis by Lesa Cline-Ramsome, Like So by Ruth Forman, One Sweet Song by Jyoti Rajan Gopal, How to Be Brave by Karl Newson, Simon Says Good Night by Orit Bergman, If I Were A Fish by Corook & Olivia Barton, We Light Up the Sky with Music by Nick Maland, The Code of Life by Carla Hafner and Mieke Scheier, Bear Finds Eggs by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman, The Three Little Superpigs and the Great Easter Egg Hunt by Claire Evans, Night Song by Mike Smith Despres, Love Is My Favorite Color by Nina Ladon and Melissa Castrillon, Long Live the Pumpkin Queen by Shea Ernshaw, Nancy Drew Diaries: What Disappears in Vegas… by Carolyn Keene, and Halo: Gina and the Big Secret by Judd Winick.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff, Deep Freeze by Michael C. Grumley, One of the Good Guys by Araminta Hall, The Night of the Storm by Nishita Parekh, The Atlas Complex by Olivie Blake, Mercury by Amy Jo Burns, Hedging Your Bets by Jayne Denker, The Expectant Detectives by Kat Ailes, Anna O by Matthew Blake, First Lie Wins by Ashley Elston, Good Material by Dolly Alderton, and All The Dangerous Thins by Dtacy Willingham.

New large-print books for adults include: A Panter’s Scream by W. Michael Gear, Shadow of a Dead Man by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, Black Joe and Other Selected Stories by Rod Miller, Goodbye Girl by James Grippando, and Holmes, Marple, & Poe by James Patterson and Brian Sitts.

To get a free library card, call 270-237-3861 or stop by the library with a photo I.D. and recently postmarked 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.