The Library is closed today, March 5, due to weather and road conditions. 

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Circus Story Time!

We'll be joined by special guests from Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey as they present a special circus story time!

Kids ages 2-12 that complete the March reading challenge will receive a voucher for a ticket to the circus in Murray, May 1-3!

March 18 | 10am

Musical Story Time!

Join us for a special Story Time program with special guests from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra!

This year's program is "Mozart Was a Little Boy", and features music and stories about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

March 10 | 10am & 1pm

The Library is Tax Central!

The AARP volunteers are back to help with taxes on Wednesdays and Thursdays!

They will answer tax questions, as well as prepare and file your taxes for you on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the AARP tax help, as well as tons of helpful tax resources, click here.

Upcoming Events

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Mar
07
Mar 07th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Every Saturday, we clear out the conference room to make room for our giant collection of Lego bricks! Legos at the Library is open to all children, boys and girls, that want to turn their creativity into something they can design and then build. Parents are welcome to get involved to build something amazing with their child. The best part is that the library requires shoes, so you can't step on a lego brick with your bare feet! Legos at the Library is a chance for children to learn fine motor skills and problem solving, express their creativity and use their imaginations, and learn to share or even collaborate with others. Be sure to join us every Saturday from 1-4pm in the second floor Conference Room. For more information, contact the Youth Services department at 270-442-2510 x122.
Mar
10
Mar 10th 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 10th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A special Musical Story Time that focuses on the life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With special guests from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.
Mar
10
Mar 10th 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Baby and Me is a special story time for babies 0-2 years of age. The class is 20 minutes long and meets after Story Time on Tuesdays at 11 AM. One child and one caregiver will join Miss Katie in singing songs, finger-playing, and introducing babies to stories and books. Baby and Me uses The Very Ready Reading Program, which suggests early literacy tips and fun ways to begin the love of reading with your child. The group style setting of the class is great for baby socialization and meeting new families. No registration is required. For more information, contact Katie in the Youth Services department at 270-442-2510 x122.
Mar
10
Mar 10th 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 10th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A special Musical Story Time that focuses on the life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With special guests from the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.
Mar
11
Mar 11th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
AARP volunteers will be at the library on Wednesdays and Thursdays from February 4 until April 9. They will be here from 9am to 4pm each day. Help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Most-held Books

Week of March 2 | () = change from last week.

#1 (--) 
The Stranger / Harlan Coben

#2 (--) 
Hot Pursuit / Stuart Woods

#3 (+1) 
NYPD Red 3 / James Patterson & Marshall Karp

#4 (-1) 
Every Fifteen Minutes / Lisa Scottoline

#5 (+2) 
Memory Man / David Baldacci

#6 (-1) 
Prodigal Son / Danielle Steele

#7 (+1) 
Endangered / C. J. Box

#8 (-2) 
Last One Home / Debbie Macomber

#9 (NEW) 
Your Next Breath / Iris Johansen

#10 (-1) 
Miss Julia Lays Down the Law / Ann B. Ross

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