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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 16:28

Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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The Library will be closed Thursday, November 23rd &
Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving.


The Main Library in Jamestown will be open 

Saturday, November 25th from 8 am to 12 pm.

As always, book drops are located in front of both library locations.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 19:22

Annual Food for Fines

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Do you have overdue fees? Bring in clean, unexpired, non-perishable food between starting Novemeber 1st through the 17th! For every item you donate we will waive $1.00 of your fines. As usual, drop off carts will be available at both library locations.

Some suggested items:

  • Peanut butter 
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Stuffing
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • & more!

All donated food will go to God's Food Pantry in Russell Springs.

Note: Food is only accepted for overdue fines, not for lost or damaged charges

Monday, 05 June 2017 19:49

Summer Reading Calendar for 2017!

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Take a look at what's going on during Summer Reading 2017!

The Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Spring Book Sale is coming up! 

The Book Sale will take place Monday, May 1st through Wednesday, May 3rd at the Russell County Public Library in Jamestown and Russell Springs. Several types of books will be available, ranging in price from 10¢ to $1. Prices will remain the same throughout the sale. 

Patrons can also buy an Annual Friends of the Library Membership for $10 and get 50% off their Book Sale purchase.

Be sure to check out these low prices during the three-day Book Sale!

Monday, 06 March 2017 16:40

Digital Archive Launches on Friday!

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The Russell County Public Library is excited to announce the launch of our new digital archives website at a reception open to all local history lovers on Friday, March 10 at 10:30 am at the Main Library in Jamestown.  Researching local history has never been easier:  If you remember days of the past, using the old microfilm machine to scan page by page of our newspaper collection, you'll love how quick and easy it is to search for names, dates, articles, photos, and more with our new archive.  The Library's digital collection includes issues of The Russell County News from 1939 to 2003 and The Times Journal from 1949 to 2006.  Visit the Library for our reception on Friday, March 10, or any day after to start your own research into Russell County's rich history!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 15:22

@ Your Library December 2016

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As we begin the final month of 2016, we at the Russell County Public Library are looking back on a great year full of reading, programming and working to serve our community.

By the numbers, here is a complete look at your public library’s impact over the past fiscal year.

  • Twenty-seven groups used the RCPL’s meeting spaces for a total of 483 meetings.
  • Your local library had 47,052 visits and 5,769 registered users.
  • The library’s public computers were accessed 8,500 times.
  • A total of 55,067 books were checked out this year as well as 13,481 audiovisual materials.
  • There were 4,608 uses of electronic material this year including e-books.
  • The RCPL borrowed 495 books for patrons via interlibrary loan.
  • One hundred programs were held for preschool-age children with 2,229 in attendance.
  • For elementary school age students, 238 programs were facilitated with 9,507 students attending.
  • Four hundred young adults participated in library programming.
  • 698 adults participated in 11 library programs this year.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 21:56

Microfilm Digitization

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After much consideration, we have decided to digitize our microfilm collection of local newspapers.

At the end of this process, our newspaper collection will be available online!

Meanwhile, they will be unavailable in physical format for the next two weeks.

Microfilm digitization


Stay tuned for more updates!

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