Friends of the Library

Book donations to The Library are welcome! We are grateful for your donations, however we cannot accept magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedias. 

For updates on Friends of the Library activities, visit this page. Updates will also be posted on the Library’s Facebook page. 

Upcoming Friends Event:  

                     Friends of McCracken County Public Library Summer Book Sale

                                   Friday, June 10, 2022, 9:00am-7:00pm

                                  Saturday, June 11, 2022, 9:00am-1:00pm  Bag Day

                     St. Paul Lutheran Church, 21st and Kentucky Streets, Paducah, KY

Over 15,000 books and audiovisual materials will be available for purchase at the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library sale. Hardback and trade paperback books will be offered for $1.00 and regular paperback books for 50 cents. DVDs and audiobooks will be offered for $1.00 each. Special edition books will be priced individually. 

Sale proceeds benefit the McCracken County Public Library collection development and services. Library administration has used some of the thousands of dollars donated by the Friends to improve information access as well as enhancing the library’s summer reading programs. This is the thirtieth year for the Friends organization and look forward to two successful sales in 2022, June and November. Masks will be optional as long as McCracken county is not on Covid red alert.

Sale attendees will have the opportunity to join the Friends of McCracken County Public Library at the book sale. Membership forms are also available at the library’s service desks and here on this website.

Friends of the McCracken County Public Library accept cash, check, and major credit cards (minimum charge of $10) for purchases. 

For more information, contact Friends of the McCracken County Library Book Sale Coordinator Paula Franklin at (270) 331-3970. 

The 2022 Winter Sale will be November 4th & 5th at Saint Paul Lutheran Church.

The 2022 Holiday Sale will be November 16th in the Library Meeting Room.


The Friends of the Library

  • Have a common concern for the Library’s active expansion and participation in community life. 
  • Share a common conviction that good library service is important to everyone. 
  • Create public support of the Library. 
  • Work to intensify community awareness and use of the Library. 
  • Encourage gifts, memorials and endowments for the Library. 
  • Sponsor programs designed to add to the cultural life of the community. 

Show your support of excellent library service by joining today. 


Let's be Friends!

Join the Friends of the Library


Friends of the McCracken County Public Library officers are:

Cindy Crivello, President
Paula Franklin, Vice President
Doris Lents, Secretary
Marsha McWhirter, Treasurer