The Library will close at 5pm on Wed, November 25 and will be closed Thur, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

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Read Like a Girl Book and Craft Club

Check out all the upcoming books on the book club reading list by clicking here.

Read Like a Girl discussions are led by WKCTC's Kim Russell.

The Digital Collection

The Digital Collection is the library's online resource for accessing digital versions of photographs, historical documents, and artifacts from the Local and Family History Department.

The collection contains numerous collections relating to various aspects of Paducah's history. Taken together, the collections contain nearly 2,000 digital objects including photos, postcards, written documents, books, oral histories, and more.

Access the Digital Collection from any device by clicking here.

Love on a Leash

3rd Tuesday of the Month

During Love on a Leash, children can practice their reading to the lovable and patient pet therapy dogs!

Repeat attendees have a chance to win prizes!

Upcoming Events

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2nd Floor
Nov 27th 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen T.G.I.F. is a program for teens 11-17 years of age. Meet us at your public library on Friday afternoons at 4pm. There will be snacks (you like snacks, right?) and a problem(s) the library needs your help to solve. It is going to be challenging. Oh, yeah. We definitely need you. We need all the talent we can get to help with displays, programs, and everything else.

Are you up to the challenge?

Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, will be waiting for you this Friday at the McCracken County Public Library. Those who attend regularly will be eligible to win cool prizes. Visit us on Facebook to see some of the creative ideas from the TGIF group.

No registration is required. For more information, contact the Youth Services department at 270-442-2510 ext 122.

2nd Floor Conference Room
Nov 28th 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.

1st Floor Information Desk
Nov 30th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Is your new tablet causing you grief? Need help setting up an email address or getting started applying for a job online? If you've got technology questions, we're here to help!

Each night, a member of our friendly tech staff is available for 1-on-1 technology help sessions. Sessions can last up to an hour, and are available by appointment.

On Mondays, tech staff member Zach is available at the 1st Floor Information Desk.

To register for a time, call 270-442-2510 x124, or visit the first floor information desk.

1st Floor Information Desk
Nov 30th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Need help starting or tweaking your resume? Let Dusty help on Monday nights! We'll get you set up with the library's resume program so you can build a properly formatted resume in no time. Once you're done, you can print it and access it any time from any computer, anywhere in the world.

Please set up and appointment in advance by calling 270-442-2510 x119.

2nd Floor Meeting Room
Nov 30th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sarah and Erin will lead this craft program to create a beautiful handmade wreath for your door this holiday season using coffee filters and ribbon.

Supplies are provided, but limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 270-442-2510 x119 or visit the first floor information desk to register.

Most-held Items

Week of November 23 | () = change from last week.

#1 (+5) 
San Andreas [DVD]

#2 (+6) 
War Room [DVD]

#3 (-2) 
Jurassic World [DVD]

#4 (+6) 
Trainwreck [DVD]

#5 (-2) 
Rogue Lawyer / John Grisham

#6 (-1) 
Inside Out [DVD]

#7 (-3)
Tricky Twenty Two / Janet Evanovich

#8 (NEW) 
Hotel Transylvania 2 [DVD]

#9 (NEW) 
The Age of Adaline [DVD]

#10 (-8) 
All Dressed in White / Mary Higgins Clark

Downloads and Streaming


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For Kids and Teens

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Staff-Curated Lists

Browse pre-made topic lists and staff picks.

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Email Book Lists

Book lists full of suggested reading on various topics.

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Reading Challenges

Get reading! Take a reading challenge for kids or teens.

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Updates, reviews, and more from the Adult Services DVD section.

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Eager Readers

Information, books, events, and contests from the Youth Services department.

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Book {re}Marks

Let's talk about adult fiction.

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Local and Family History

Curious stories from Paducah's past.

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