Library News – January 31, 2024

The library building is open to the public 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. 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: The Chimpansneeze (Hiccupotamus and Friends) by Aaron Aenz, Who Loves the Dragon? by Bianca Schulze, Pepper & Me by Beatrice Alemagna, Keep Dancing Through: A Box Family Groove by Allison Holker Boss and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Home for the Holidays: A Little Book about the Different Holidays That Bring Us Together, with Elmo, Big Bird, and More! by Sesame Street Workshop and Craig Manning, How Not to Kill Your Plant by Magda Garguláková and Lenka Chytilová, Just One More Sleep by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, The Fruits We Eat by Gail Gibbons, and Your Voice, Your Vote by Leah Henderson, Angela’s Glacier by Jordan Scott.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher, The Other Half by Charlotte Vassell, The Little Village of Book Lovers by Nina George, Random In Death by J.D. Robb, One in a Million by Janet Dailey, The Friendship Club by Robyn Carr, Front Sight by Stephen Hunter, Perfect Opportunity by Steven F. Havill, Hero by Thomas Perry, The Fury by Alex Michaelides, The Ascent by Adam Plantinga,  Recipe for a Charmed Life by Rachel Linden, The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard by Natasha Lester, The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins, Love, Naturally by Sophie Sullivan, and Diva by Daisy Goodwin.  

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman edited by Alan Taylor, The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl, Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casiono Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud by Ben McKenzie with Jacob Silverman, Worthy by Jada Pinkett Smith, Old-Fashioned Purpose: Cultivating a Slower, More Joyful Life by Jill Winger, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Knitting Guide to Halloween Town and Christmas Town by Tanis Gray, and Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide by Kim Laidlaw, Jody Revenso, et al.

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.