March 21, 2020

Social Distancing Self-Care

Library staff will host an online virtual event on Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30am to discuss these tips for making the most out of isolation […]

March 19, 2020

Unemployment Resources

Kentucky is taking steps to minimize any waiting period for unemployment benefits, and has waived work search requirements. You can apply online at or […]

March 18, 2020

What to Read: Home Improvement Edition

Whether you’re working from home or self-isolating, it’s easy to start spotting all those things around the house that need a little TLC. If you […]

March 17, 2020

Story Time!

Join friends Brary Bear, Lady Dragon, Dr. Duck, Ms. Nicole & Ms. Susan for a special recording of Story Time!

March 10, 2020

Library COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

UPDATE 5/26/20: All book drops are now open and accepting returns. UPDATE 4/2/2020: McCracken County Public Library building is closed until further notice. This decision […]

August 26, 2017

A Letter From Florence: An 1882 Message in a Bottle

In the 1979, the rock band The Police released their song “Message in a Bottle,” and in it, the lead singer, Sting, croons the lyrics: […]

August 10, 2017

10 Things That Were Illegal in 1904

This book from our Local and Family History stacks, A Revision of the Ordinances and Municipal Laws of the City of Paducah, Kentucky (1904), may […]

July 30, 2017

Water, Water Everywhere: Paducah’s First Spots for Water – Well, Cistern, and Horse Drinking Fountain

Carrying your own reusable water bottle around is the thing to do these days. Not only is it good for you, it’s good for the […]

July 2, 2017

Something Got Your Goat? Paducah’s Goat Problem of 1898

Invasive species. Asian Carp, Killer Bees, Cane Toads, and Burmese Python…just to name a few. They can be a real problem, causing havoc and disrupting […]

June 15, 2017

What’s Hiding in the 1937 Flood Monument?

Found in the median of Jefferson Street around the 2900 block, the statue memorializing the 1937 Flood is not in a very convenient location for […]