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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.

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.

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!

The Rufus Reed Public Library Gift Card Winner

The Rufus Reed Public Library $25 Wal-Mart gift card winner is Vent Adkins! Picking up his gift card for him is Sherry Moore! Congratulations, Vent!

The Martin County Public Library Adult Summer Reading Gift Card Winner!

The Martin County Public Library August/September Adult Summer Reading Winner is Opal McGinnis! Opal won a $25 Wal-Mart gift card! Congratulations, Opal!

The Martin County Public Library Gift Card Winner

The winner of the second drawing for the gift card for adults is Joyce McBride!  Be a winner and check out a book to be entered into the next drawing.

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.


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 Rufus Reed Library

Current Book Club Selection

Little bee

Written by Chris Cleave

We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. The story starts there, but the book doesn't. And it's what happens afterward that is most important. Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, September 26 2014 11:30 AM

Adult Book Club at The Martin County Library

Current Book Club Selection

Grant and Twain : the story of a friendship that changed America

Written by Mark Perry

In the spring of 1884, Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. In this bold and colorful narrative, veteran writer Mark Perry reconstructs the heady months when Grant and Twain became best friends who inspired and cajoled each other to create two quintessentially American masterpieces: Grant's Personal Memoirs and Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A story of friendship and history, inspiration and ruin, Grant and Twain captures a pivotal moment in the lives of two towering figures of the Gilded Age.

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, October 23 2014 6:00 PM