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Tuesday, 15 December 2015 16:25

Hurry in by December 18th!

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Don't forget! By bringing in unexpired, clean nonperishables we can waive your overdue fines! Bring your items to the circulation desk and have one of our friendly staff members take care of it for you. All items will go to God's Food Pantry in Russell Springs. But hurry, the deadline is December 18th! 

Also, for every 5 books your child checks out they can enter to win one of the cozy quilts on display at the Library! The deadline for this fun contest is 3:00 pm, December 18th. Winners will be announced that afternoon! 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:49

Home for the Holidays

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Season Greetings Patrons!

The holidays are a busy time of year for all of us. We like to give our staff time to enjoy the holidays with their families, so this season we will be closed the following days:

November 26th

November 27th

December 24th

December 25th

December 31st

January 1st

Come in early to check out a book. Our Book Return drops are open all day. Remember we also have eBooks available 24/7 through Kentucky Libraries Unbound and OverDrive. Just log in using your library card. Instructions can be found in our pictures on Facebook. Call us if you need more assistance!



Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:05

Great Things Going On at the Library

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Great things are happening at the Russell County Public Library!

The Branch located on Main Street in Russell Springs is up and running in full capacity again. Minor changes can be seen around the library and patrons love it!

The third annual Cozy Up to Our Books contest is in full swing. Open to all kids thru 6th grade. Kids get one entry for every 5 books they check out. Two winners will be selected on December 18th. The handmade quilts, which are generously donated by a patron every year, are on display at the Library (one at the Main and one at the Branch).

The deadline for our first annual Adult Coloring Contest is approaching. There are three coloring pages to choose from. Coloring pages may be picked up at either the Main Library in Jamestown or the Branch in Russell Springs. Finished pages should be returned to the Library by November 25. The winners will be selected during the first week of December by our story hour kids.

Do you have overdue fines? It’s okay! Bring in some clean, unexpired non-perishable food items and we will waive your fines. Food donations will be going to God’s Food Pantry in Russell Springs. We will run Food for Fines thru December 18th. (Lost or Damaged fines cannot be waived.)

If you have any questions call the Library at 270-343-7323 or 270-866-7323.

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

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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.

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Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
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