• Quote-startI think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture, and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.Quote-end

    — Carl Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator


Angie McGowan

Branch Manager & Cataloging Clerk

Angie McGowan joined the Russell County Public Library in 2011 as a circulation assistant. Now she serves as the Branch Manager and Cataloging Clerk. A graduate of Pulaski County High School 1988, she earned a degree in information technology and web design from Somerset Community College in 2004. She enjoys crafts, art, motorcycle riding, boating, hiking and fishing. Angie has a huge heart for animals, especially dogs!


Before joining the library staff, she worked as a mail carrier for the Russell County Post Office for five years. She takes great pride in her work whether it is serving the patrons one on one or getting the books cataloged and out on the shelves for patrons. Angie continued her education by getting her paraprofessional certificate from the State Board for Certification of Librarians in 2016. She has a long list of accomplishments, but she is especially proud of being honored on the dean’s list. A goal of hers is to continue growing her list of accomplishments. She has made her life in Russell Springs with her husband, family, and beautiful little Yorkie.

Her motto is, “Life is what you make of it and all your dreams can be made true with faith and hard work.”

Angie's Top 10 Favorite Books

Trevor's Song by T.A. Beam
Ohio Amish Mystery by Paul L. Gaus
Kentucky Brothers Series by Wanda Brunstetter
Brides of Webster County Series by Wanda Brunstetter
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
The Discovery: A Lancaster Saga by Wanda Brunstetter
Brides of Lehigh Canal Series by Wanda Brunstetter
Indiana Cousins Series by Wanda Brunstetter
Daughters of Lancaster County Series  by Wanda Brunstetter
The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti 

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Russell Springs, Kentucky 42642
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