Archive for April, 2008

Shop for Old Things the New Way… @ Your Library!

Posted on April 15, 2008. Filed under: library |

Spring brings more than blooms!  It’s the season when yard sales sprout across neighborhoods and antique shoppers pop up around our region.  But, the McCracken County Public Library’s the place for comparison shopping!  Price It!  Antiques & Collectibles is the newest way to tag old things.

Since the library added this online database to its ever-growing Internet Branch services, patrons have been clicking like crazy!  On average, people use Price It! to conduct 87 searches a month… finding the value on nearly anything; art, books, clocks, furniture, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and more.

Novices and professionals will find the comprehensive tool easy to use.  This online resource has 125 searchable categories and 10 million images to better help you identify your collectible.  You can even research your item’s artist or maker, as well as find similar antiques or collectibles recently on or off the market.

Price It!  Antiques and Collectibles is your one-stop shop, compiling information from online auctions (, eBay) and retails outlets (, TIAS), along with 50 land-based auction houses.  Powered by, Price It! is constantly updated, delivering 23 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30% of Americans collect, buy, and trade everyday.

If it’s antiques you’re after or special items to sell, be sure to Price It! first with the McCracken County Public Library.  Hit the Internet Branch and click on the Price It! link from the Electronic Database drop down menu for fast and accurate results!

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$20,000 Donation Kicks off National Library Week

Posted on April 15, 2008. Filed under: library |

The McCracken County Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with A LOT of help from their “Friends.” The Friends of the Library has just donated $20,000 for the acquisition of new services, programs, and materials!

The Friends are a group of library lovers who make donations, raise funds, and support the ongoing mission of the library. This latest check represents the proceeds from the Summer 2007 and Winter 2008 Used Book Sales, the group’s bi-annual fundraiser. Library Director Marie Liang says, “This $20,000 gift validates what Anthropologist Margaret Mead is famous for saying: ‘A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’”

In the last ten years, the Friends have donated in excess of $170,000 to the library. You can become a Friend today! Sign up by calling Friends of the Library President Maudine Buchanan at (270) 442-6263 or the library staff at (270) 442-2510. The group’s next used book sale will be at the end of July 2008. Planning has already begun. Be watching for details!

In the meantime, National Library Week is going on right now through April 19th. Stop by the Washington Street Branch or surf the Internet Branch to celebrate!

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