News & Events Blog

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!

RCPL logos

"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.

Monday, 14 October 2013 18:30

Legislative Meet & Greet

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State Representative Jeff Hoover and State Senator Sara Beth Gregory dropped by the library today to meet with our patrons and hear about how important our library is to our county. They also kicked off Miss Fill's Story Hour by reading the children a story.

Friday, 06 September 2013 18:14

A New Face at RCPL!

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We would like you to welcome our newest staff member, Christina O'Rourke. She is our circulation assistant and we are delighted to have her. She has just finished her first week with us. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet her, please drop by and make her feel welcome--coffee is always appreciated!.


A new Kentucky license plate gives drivers the opportunity to show their support for libraries. The Kentucky Library Association (KLA) worked with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to make the license plate available. Citizens from across the Commonwealth signed the application petition, which requires a minimum of 900 signatures to create a new plate.

Read the full story here: http://www.lanereport.com/11804/2012/09/new-license-plate-encourages-drivers-to-support-kentuckys-libraries/

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