Linda Bartley has been promoted to Youth Services Manager at the McCracken County Public Library. Linda has been with the library since 2003, working toward developing a stellar collection of youth materials for our community. She has many years of stand-up service and a number of library and archival certifications. She was featured in the People & Business section of the Paducah Sun on January 26, 2009. Congratulations to Linda Bartley in her newest endeavor.
Heath Davis recently joined the library staff as an Adult Services Librarian. Heath comes to the McCracken County Public Library with 2 years of Adult Services Librarian experience, and a Masters in Library and Information Science. He will be working closely with our current Adult Service Librarians and the library’s computer, reference and circulation staff.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 3 so far )
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AskWhyKY.org is a website where experienced librarians answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 2 so far )
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.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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?Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
What do you know about good citizenship? Do you know as much as the immigrants to our country? Teens can find out by taking our September Citizenship Quiz. For adults, try taking the test at MSNBC, Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?
These are actual questions from the U.S. Naturalization Test. People from other countries who want to become U.S. citizens must pass this test. Do you know the answers?
Stop by your library for color sheets and a list of good books about the USA for children too.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )