News & Events Blog

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 02:34

2014 Summer Reading Program Survey

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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!

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

Thursday, 19 June 2014 14:40

Library Board of Trustees Recognized

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At the June 2014 meeting of the Russell County Public Library Board of Trustees, Russell County Judge Executive Gary Robertson recognized outgoing Trustee and Board President Connie Foster for over a decade of service to the Library. “Connie is a champion of literacy, not only for early readers, but for people of all ages in our community,” said Lindsey Westerfield, Library Director. “Her many years of dedication to all the services our Library offers has been a blessing to Russell County.” Connie was honored with a donation to the Library’s collection of The Very Ready Reading Program, a complete kit of story hour programs and ideas from which the community’s children will benefit.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 16:15

Biggest Losers Lose 718 Pounds

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The Russell County Public Library's "Biggest Loser Challenge" drew in more than 80 participants over a 12-week journey to lose weight and get fit.  
Co-sponsored by the Russell County Extension Agency and Club Fit of Russell Springs, participants were able to supplement their own weight loss goals with a variety of health education classes, such as healthy eating habits and proper weight loss techniques, as well as group fitness opportunities, including Zumba, yoga, and group runs.  Weekly weigh-ins were incentivized with giveaways and drawings for valuable prizes, and accountability and positive encouragement were emphasized throughout.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:30

Library Legislative Day Raises Awareness

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Libraries from across Kentucky rallied in Frankfort for Library Legislative Day on March 6, 2014.  Library Legislative Day is an annual event supported by the Friends of Kentucky Public Libraries and the Kentucky Public Library Association.  

February means fun at the Russell County Public Library. Beat the cold and winter blues with a variety of activities and events happening at the Library this month for all members of the family.

The Russell County Public Library received two generous donations during the month of October from local community organizations.  The Jamestown Lions Club donated $500.00 toward the purchase of new large-print books, and the Russell County Early Childhood Council donated 50 brand new children’s books from the Scholastic Book Fair.  

Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

New Website Project Refocuses Library Brand

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The new website and logo are part of our effort to refocus the brand of the Russell County Public Library. Our rebranding identifies the library as a place of "content," without limitations of format or materials. Our slogan, "Discover What Speaks to You," defines the very essence of our library's purpose — a place to discover!

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"A successful logo seeks to visually identify an organization and connect with its context and mission. A good logo should be unique, it should be memorable, and it should be meaningful," said William Cox of KSD: Kinetic Strategic Design, the Somerset firm that worked with the library staff on the rebranding project. "The quotation marks that form the "ss" in Russell provide a visual cue to the content provided by the Russell County library, while giving a definitive placement in the heart of Russell County. Two versions of the logo were created for flexibility in use."

The brand development extends beyond the logo to the look and feel of the new website. Visually bright and airy, the new site uses a clean and simple user interface and features photography of local patrons who utilize and love the Russell County Library. Unlike the old website, when library patrons go to the site on a desktop computer, a smartphone or a tablet device, the content will display and respond appropriately.

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