News & Events Blog

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

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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.  

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