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Check Out our Summer Book Sale!

Posted on July 2, 2009. Filed under: book sale, books, library | Tags: |

Brand New (to You) Titles at Bargain Prices!
Friends Announce New Summer Used Book Savings

Get some fresh finds at a fraction of the cost this month at the McCracken County Friends of the Library Summer Used Book Sale! The biannual bargain is back selling donated books to better your McCracken County Public Library.

Since the Friends sold nearly every box of books at the winter sale, the selection of used materials is as fresh as can be! Nearly all of the 750 boxes of donations for the summer sale come from recent contributions. Check out the “new-to-you” titles at Paducah’s St. Paul Lutheran Church Friday, July 24th from 9 AM to 7 PM and Saturday, July 25th, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Take advantage of the cool sale in St. Paul’s air-conditioned gym at the corner of South 21st Street and Kentucky Avenue.

Most hardback copies are $1 and paperbacks are $.50. Several tables of recent bestsellers and collector and local interest books are priced well below market value. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for… The 6,000 or so titles are organized by subject categories, including a section reserved for audiovisual materials.

Shop and Save Saturday! Back by popular demand, the Friends have designated Saturday as Bag Discount Day. Get a sack full of reads for just $2. No BYOB here! The Friends supply the bags.

While you devour the sale selection, don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Bake Sale table.

All payments may be made in cash or by check. Book sale proceeds benefit the McCracken County Public Library. Each year, the Friends of the Library donate thousands of dollars to support new services, programs, and materials. In just shy of 20 years, Friends’ book sales – alone – have generated more than $190,000 for the library… including a recent $20,000 donation given in April.

Downsizing? Donate your used paperback or hard cover books for the next Friends’ sale! Place any contributions in the collection container just inside the Kentucky Avenue foyer of the library. Text books, magazines, and encyclopedias are not accepted.

You can become a Friend today! Make donations, help raise funds, or support the ongoing mission of the library. Sign up at the sale or call Friends of the Library Past- President Maudine Buchanan at (270) 442-6263 or President Jennie Boyarski at (270) 554-4341.

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One Book One Campus One Community

Posted on September 17, 2008. Filed under: author, biography, books, community, events, Kentucky, library, McCracken County, News, non-fiction, Paducah, programs, World | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Blast off with the author of Rocket Boys: A Memoir at the McCracken County Public Library!  Homer Hickam speaks Thursday, October 24th, at 3 PM, in the community room.  The event is free.  Autographs will be available!  You can buy the book at the event.

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Congratulations!

Posted on May 28, 2008. Filed under: books, community, events, Kentucky, library, McCracken County, Paducah |

Reading Challange winner

Samantha was one of the winners in the Get Fired Up for Reading Challenge!

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New Year means New Savings on Used Books

Posted on January 9, 2008. Filed under: book sale, books, community, events, family, Food, Friends of the Library, Kentucky, library, McCracken County, News, Paducah |

Is your New Year’s resolution to spend less and read more?  Let the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library help you on the road to self-improvement with their bi-annual Winter Used Book Sale!

More than 5,000 donated titles are available for purchase at St. Paul Lutheran Church gym, at the corner of South 21st Street and Kentucky Avenue, Friday, January 25th, from 9 AM to 7 PM, and Saturday, January 26th, from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Most hardback copies are $1 and most paperback books are 50 cents.  Newer and collector titles, as well as Kentucky books, are discounted from retail price.

Are bestsellers the hardest on your wallet?  The Friends can help!  This sale features a special table of recent bestsellers on sale at reduced prices.  In addition, all book costs drop even further during the final hours of the sale Saturday.  (And since you are doing so well on your other resolutions, why not splurge at the St. Paul Lutheran Church’s bake sale?  It always accompanies the used book sale, as a sweet treat.  What are a few calories for a good cause?)

All book sale payments may be made in cash or by check.  Proceeds benefit the McCracken County Public Library.  Each year, the Friends of the Library donate thousands of dollars to support the acquisition of new services, programs, and materials.  Most of those funds come from used book sales in July and January.  Last summer’s sale grossed $12,294 – a new record!  In the last ten years, the Friends have donated in excess of $150,000 to the library.

You can become a Friend today!  Make donations, help raise funds, or support the ongoing mission of the library.  Sign up at the sale or by calling Friends of the Library President Maudine Buchanan at (270) 442-6263 or the library staff at (270) 442-2510.

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Discussing Your Intellectual Freedom

Posted on October 2, 2007. Filed under: books, events, Kentucky, librarian, library, local history, McCracken County, News, Paducah, programs, Video |

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Censorship – Should we or should we not?

You are invited to join us for a panel discussion on censorship, October 4 at 2:00 p.m., at Matheson Library on the West Kentucky Community & Technical College campus.

Moderator Berry Craig will lead panelists Tim Perdue, WKCTC History Lecturer; Donna Groves, WKYX/WKYQ News Director; Andrew Halford, WKCTC English Professor; and Marie Liang, McCracken County Public Library Director as they Celebrate the Freedom to Read in commemoration of Banned Books Week.

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. There will be door prizes and the first 50 attendees get a special prize!

Observed since 1982, the annual Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.

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Discover Buried Treasure in Banned Books

Posted on October 1, 2007. Filed under: biography, books, community, culture, events, Kentucky, librarian, library, McCracken County, News, non-fiction, Paducah, programs, World |

Discover Buried Treasure, originally uploaded by mclib dot net.

Treasure your Freedom to Read!

Who am I?
1. I am a historical person.
2. I concealed my female identity so that I could become a pirate.
3. I sailed with Calico Jack’s crew.
4. I was friends with another famous female pirate, Anne Bonny.
5. I died of sickness in prison, before I could be hung for piracy.

Teens can email mclibdotnet at gmail dot com or stop by the library with their answer,. You must include your McCracken County Public Library green card number. All correct answers will be entered for a prize drawing on October 6.

Are you up to the challenge of Banned Books Week?

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Madeleine L’Engle, 1918 – 2007

Posted on September 8, 2007. Filed under: author, books, library, McCracken County, World |

The death of famed author Madeleine L’Engle has been announced by her publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The 1963 Newbery Award winner wrote more than 60 books and was surely best known for A Wrinkle in Time which sold over 6 million copies.

Recall her stories of the power of love by checking out one of her books today.

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