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The Martin County Public Library Gift Card Winner

The winner of the first drawing for the gift card for adults is Shelby Horne!  Be a winner and check out a book to be entered into the next drawing.

The Rufus Reed Public Library Gift Card Winner

The Rufus Reed Public Library Adult Summer Reading Winner is Fayetta Fletcher!  Fayetta won a $25 Wal-Mart gift card. Want to be a winner too? Just come in to the Rufus Reed Public Library or the Martin County Public Library and check out some books! Save your receipts and enter them in a drawing to win! It is that easy! Come in and check out some books today!

Story Time Begins @ MCPL and RRPL

Preschool Story Time begins on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  at the Inez library. Preschool Story Time begins on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lovely Library. We will learn a letter of the week, make a craft, dance, and learn a nursery rhyme. This program is for all preschoolers from birth to age 5.

In addition, Story Time After School begins on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the Inez library and on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Lovely library. School age children from age 6 and up are welcome to attend. We will read some and discuss books, make a craft, and play a game.

These weekly Story Time programs are free of charge, and parents are encouraged to bring their children and attend. We hope you and your child will join us for all the fun, excitement, and learning at the libraries!

RRPL Book Club Winner!

The Rufus Reed Public Library Book Club winner is Peggy Bowen! You can be a winner just like Peggy. All you have to do is join our Book Club at the Martin County Public Library or the Rufus Reed Public Library. The next drawing for a winner will be in December. Come join in on the great discussions for the selection of the month.


Adult Summer Reading is back at the Martin County Public Library and Rufus Reed Public Library! Check out books from either library and enter your receipts for a chance to win a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card!  It’s that easy! Don’t have a library card but want a chance to win a $25 Wal-Mart gift card? Just drop by the libraries and get your library card today! For more information call 298-7766 or 395-6500. Don’t miss your chance to win a $25 Wal-Mart gift card! Start reading and win!

Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital MagazinesMartin County Public Library now offers Zinio magazines in digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they're always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current Martin County Public Library card to use this collection.

Kentucky Libraries Unbound (OverDrive)

Kentucky Libraries UnboundWith Kentucky Libraries Unbound, you'll be amazed as you search, and download more and more media on your PC and portable devices. Patrons now have unlimited access to many types of downloadable media such as audio books, e-books, music and videos. All it takes to access Kentucky Libraries Unbound is a valid library card and pin.

With download media available 24/7, your library is always open! Get started with a Guided Tour or Quick-Start Guide. All EPUB & many PDF eBooks are ready to enjoy on the Sony® Reader & other devices such as the Barnes & Noble nook™. For a list of known compatible devices, click here. Requires installation of Adobe® Digital Editions.


Do you love reading but are unable to visit the library? The Martin County Public Library bookmobile is now on the road. Call the library for information and areas of service provided. For more information, please call (606) 298-7766.


TumbleBooksTumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.


ChiltonLibrary.comThis comprehensive and dynamically updated online resource is an ideal fit for today’s mobile user. Now patrons can access Chilton’s car manuals from library, home, garage or anywhere they have Internet access. What an advantage for the on-the-road breakdown or the need to share information quickly.

Legal Forms - KY

Legal Forms - KYThe ideal resource for students, law school faculty and legal researchers, Legal Forms features a comprehensive collection of major legal publications. This invaluable resource provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals and international legal journals, including more than 250 titles in full text.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

Price It! Antiques & CollectiblesPrice It! Antiques & Collectibles is a comprehensive database for identifying, researching and pricing art, antiques and collectibles. Containing more than 23 million records, it’s a sophisticated, up-to-date, easy-to-use tool whether the user is a professional art appraiser or a budding collector.

Genealogy, Family Trees and Family History Records Online Library EditionThe Martin County Public Library is pleased to announce the purchase of ProQuest's Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry is a genealogy research tool with data from census, military records, court, land, probate, vital and church records, passenger lists, etc. It covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries. The license covers Authorized Users of public libraries (i.e, library cardholders, walk-in patrons while they are on -site and library staff) through any workstation at the main library. The product is not licensed for remote access. Visit the main library and search your ancestry. Contact the library for details. Click Here.

Adult Book Club at The Martin County Library

Current Book Club Selection

Peace : a Crittenden County Christmas novel

Written by Shelley Shepard Gray

Ever since she first met Englisher Chris Ellis, Beth Byler can't stop thinking about him. As a DEA agent working undercover, he's completely unsuitable for an Amish woman like herself. But when he shows up unexpectedly right before Christmas, it's clear that they belong together. Will they sacrifice everything for this chance at love? 256 pages, softcover from HarperCollins.

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, August 28 2014 6:00 PM

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library

Current Book Club Selection


Written by Hillary Jordan

In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm—a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not—charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, August 29 2014 11:30 AM