Library News for January 24, 2024

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

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. Space is limited, so sign your family up today for this free program under our events tab @

The library offers over 500 free online classes. The most popular courses completed last year include: Life Coaching 101, Resume Writing 101, Computer Literacy Level 1 – Computer Basics, Basic Math 101, Meteorology Fundamentals, Essay Writing 101, Introduction to Medical Coding, Digital Photography 101, How to Write a Grant Proposal, and Problem-Solving Strategies. Classes are free with your library card. To see the list of programs available, visit and click on “Learn Something New Today.”

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.

New books for children include: Buffalo Fluffalo by Bess Kalb and Erin Kraan, Pockets for Two by Lindsay Ward and Brizida Magro, Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Nigth by Megan Litwin, Valentines for All by Nancy Churnin, Extraordinary Magic: The Storytelling Life of Virginia Hamilton by Nina Crews, Dictionary of Dinosaurs Illustrated by Dieter Braun and edited by Dr. Matthew G. Garon, Are You a Sleepy Monster? by Guilherme Karsten, The Hare-Shaped Hole by John Dougherty and Thomas Docherty, I Love You Leonard! by Jessie James & Tamara Anegón, Paw Patrol: Jungle Pups adapted by Frank Berrios, Little People, Big Dreams: Sally Ride by Maria Isabel Sá Sanchez Vergara, Cupig: The Valentine’s Day Pig by Claire Tattersfield, Grumpy Monkey: Spring Fever by Suzanne Lang, Flubby: Flubby Does Not Like Valentine’s Day by J.E. Morris.

Older children will enjoy Slug Fest by Gordon Korman, Sweet Valley Twins: Choosing Sides by Andelfinger Aguirre, Break (A Click Graphic Novel, 6) by Kayla Miller, Pizza and Taco: Wrestling Mania! (A Graphic Novel) by Stephen Shaskan, and Courtesy of Cupid by Nashae Jones, Break by Kayla Miller, and Courtesy of Cupid by Natasha Jones.

New large-print books on the adult fiction shelf include: A Winter by Sea by Julie Klassen, The Little Things by M. Jean Pike, Against the Wind by Amanda Cabot, Sisters by the Sea by Wanda E. Brunstetter, et. al, Knowing You by Tracie Peterson, The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt, Touched by Grace by Emily Grey, Alone With You in the Ether by Olivie Blake, Family Meal by Bryan Washington, Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura, Here in the Dark by Alexis Soloski, The Night Island by Jayne Amm Krentz, I See London by Chanel Cleeton, and The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins.

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.