The library will close at 5pm on December 23 | The library will be closed December 24th & 25th

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Wrap Up Christmas at the Library

From Our Blogs


Coming of Age in the DVD Section


Christmas Stories




Feeling smug, and other perks of reading

Elf Party

December 18 | 6pm

Join us for an ELF Party! We'll have a musical magic show, snacks, and a special visitor!

Library Events
The Time Travelers Club

December 27 | 1pm

Rock, Paper, Scissors...Colonial Style!

The Time Travelers Club is for kids ages 10-13 who want to explore other times and places together. Each program includes fun, food, and hands-on activities. Sign up in advance, please. 270-442-2510 x122

Library Love
I Love My Library!

We're always collecting stories from our loving patrons about why they love their library, and what it means to them. You can even submit a photo of yourself using the library, or hanging out with your favorite library materials!

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Hobbies and Crafts Database

Extensive database of information, tips, and tricks relating to hobbies (both indoor and outdoor) and crafts, as well as plans for craft projects.

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Upcoming Events

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Dec 20th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The McCracken County Public Library will host a holiday bazaar featuring the works of numerous Paducah authors and artists. Gift wrapping will be available from the Friends of the Library. The event, Wrap Up Christmas at the Library, is scheduled for Saturday, December 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Wrap Up Christmas at the Library will provide the community with a unique opportunity to purchase gifts for friends and family that they can’t find anywhere else and support local artists while doing so. Local authors selling their work include: ● Tammy Blackwell, young adult author, selling her book, ‘Infinite Harmony’ ● John E.L. Robertson, Paducah historian, selling his book, ‘Paducah, Kentucky: A History’ ● Gerry Gutfreund, selling her book, ‘Home Place: History of LBL and Cookbook’ ● Courtney Stevens, young adult author, selling her book, ‘Faking Normal’ ● Matt Jaeger, adult fiction, selling his short story collection, ‘The Caretakers’ ● Dustin Lynn, selling his poetry collection ‘Precious Memories How They Linger’ ● Billy Teitloff, Christian author, selling his book, ‘From the Time I Lived, Until the Time I Died’ Local musicians selling their albums: ● The Wheelhouse Rousters, Kentucky string band, selling their album, ‘Steamboatin’ ● Shannon Vetter of Gideon’s Rifle, selling their album, ‘ Drawn to the Light’ ● Chris Black, selling albums from Paducah blues rock groups Oh Yeah Dakota! and the Eagles of Unemployment Other works will be available for sale without their authors present. These include: ● J.D. Wilkes’ Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky ● Steve Gabany’s autographed books ● Red Ember’s album ‘Wakes in Shadow, Lies by Fire’ ● The Paducah Sun’s publications ‘Rising Waters,’ ‘Frozen in Time,’ and latest book ‘Outdoors’ ● The Metropolis Planet’s publication ‘Path of Destruction’
Dec 20th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids can let their imaginations run wild with our giant bucket of Lego bricks!
Dec 23rd 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Library will close at 5pm on December 23.
Dec 24th - All Day
The Library will be closed for Christmas Eve.
Dec 25th - All Day
The Library will be closed for Christmas.

Most-held Books

Week of December 15 | () = change from last week.

#1 (+1) Cold Cold Heart / Tami Hoag

#2 (+1) Hush / Karen Robards

#3 (+2) Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel / Tess Gerritsen

#4 (--) Insatiable Appetites / Stuart Woods

#5 (+1) Private Vegas / James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

#6 (+4) Betrayed / Lisa Scottoline

#7 (+1) Dogwood Hill / Sherryl Woods

#8 (NEW) Obsession in Death / J. D. Robb

#9 (--) Trust No One / Jayne Ann Krentz

#10 (-3) The Cinderella Murder / Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke