Lindsey Westerfield

Monday, 06 March 2017 16:40

Digital Archive Launches on Friday!

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!

The Russell Springs Branch of the Russell County Public Library will be closed until further notice to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff while necessary building repairs are being made.  Please call the Main Library in Jamestown at (270) 343-7323 or watch the RCPL Facebook and Twitter for updates as they become available regarding a projected date to reopen.

Story Hours have been rescheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Monday, October 12th Story Hour remains the same as normal at 3:30 pm at the Main Library in Jamestown
  • Tuesday, October 13th LEGO Club is moved to 3:00 pm at the Main Library in Jamestown
  • Wednesday, October 14th Story Hour will be held at the normal time of 10:30 am but the location will be at the Main Library in Jamestown

All returned materials may be placed in book drops at either Library location, request books may be picked up at the Main Library in Jamestown, and renewals can be made over the phone.

Thank you for your patience as we endeavor to provide the best services possible to our community!

Monday, 27 July 2015 17:03

Super Tween Night

Tuesday, July 28th is the first of many meetings for the Tweens of Russell County. Tweens ages 9 to 15 are welcome to join us at the Branch Library in Russell Springs at 5 pm for an evening of gaming on the Wii-U (Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart), sundae creations (chocolate, marshmallows, sprinkles, oh my!), and fun. This will also be prime time to plan for future activities that interest you! For more information contact the Library at 270-343-7323or 270-866-7323.

Join us in welcoming back authors David Bell and Molly McCaffrey!

Tuesday, August 25th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Branch in Russell Springs.

David Bell, who joined us for a reading of his novel The Forgotten Girl in January of 2015, released his newest novel on July 7th. Bell is the author of seven novels, including his newest thriller Somebody I Used To Know. He is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University and can be reached through his website davidbellnovels.com.

Molly McCaffrey released her debut memoir You Belong to Us on June 30th. McCaffrey is also the author of How to Survive Graduate School & Other Disasters (stories) as well as the co-editor of Commutability: Stories about the Journey from Here to There and the founder of I Will Not Diet, a blog devoted to healthy living and body acceptance.

Bell and McCaffrey will each read an excerpt from their books, chat with the audience, and answer any questions you may have. (And you just might win a door prize!)

Refreshments will be provided.

Their books are available for check out at both libraries!

The extra good news? This event is FREE for the whole family!

For more information or questions feel free to call the Main Library at 270-343-7323or the Branch at 270-866-7323

The Friends of the Russell County Public Library, a new charitable organization formed for the purpose of supporting the local public library, invites new members and everyone in the community to a steel drum concert performed by “Sacred Steel” of Campbellsville University, kicking off the Library’s Summer Reading Program. On Tuesday, June 23 at the Branch Library in Russell Springs, the Friends of the Library will hold its first public meeting at 5 pm with the steel drum concert to follow at 5:30 pm.

Bestselling, award-winning author David Bell visited the Russell County Public Library on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to read passages from his newest work and sign copies of his novels for over 40 patrons in attendance.  

The Russell County Public Library is proud to announce our Third Annual Food for Fines campaign during the 2014 holiday season.  Overdue fines, which are 10 cents per day for all books and audiobooks, and $1.00 per day for DVDs, are simply a way for the Library to encourage the timely return of items and insure the taxpayers' investment in Library materials.  In order to make a greater impact on our local community, the Library will waive all overdue fines on a patron's account with the donation of canned or non-perishable food items.  All donated food will be given to God's Food Pantry in Russell Springs.  Food cannot be accepted for lost or damaged charges.  Food for Fines runs through December 19, 2014, so stop by today and do some good for your community!

The Russell County Public Library received eight recycling bins designed specifically for placement at the Main and Branch Libraries as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 02:34

2014 Summer Reading Program Survey

Help our Library learn more about what you LOVED this summer and what you would like to see more of NEXT summer during our annual Summer Reading Program with this short 8-question survey!  Your feedback and comments will help us plan for more exciting, free, family fun in 2015!

Click Here to Complete the Survey!

Monday, 23 June 2014 15:58

Summer Reading Heats Up at the Library

Check out the calendar for a complete list of Summer Reading activities for kids of all ages!

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Jamestown, Kentucky 42629
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Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
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