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Toddler Time & Preschool StoryTime Begins @ MCPL & RRPL

Toddler Time @ MCPL & RRPL Toddler Time is a wonderful experience for parents to share with their toddlers from birth to age 3. Toddler Time is an important program that helps children of this age to learn to gather as a group, socialize, and work on their language development. The goal of Toddler Time is to set the stage for life-long learning and reading. Please join us for Toddler Time at Inez beginning on August 15 at 10:00 a.m. Please join us for Toddler Time beginning at Lovely on August 17 at 10:00 a.m. This program is free of charge and lasts about 45 minutes. Story Time @ MCPL and RRPL Preschool Story Time begins on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Inez library. Preschool Story Time begins on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:30 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 ages 3 to 5. In addition, Story Time After School continues on Tuesdays, at 4:00 p.m. at the Inez library and on Thursdays at the Lovely library. School age children from age 6 and up are welcome to attend. We will read 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!


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.

Library Board Member

Now accepting applications for library board member. We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:00 P.M. Applications are on this webpage.

Bookmobile is out of service!

The Bookmobile branch services are out of service till further notice. If you have any library materials you can bring them in to the Martin County Public Library or Rufus Reed Branch Library. We also have a drop box at either location. If you have no way to return the library materials you can call us at 606-298-7766 to arrange pickup.

Cypress Resume

cypressresumeWith Cypress Resume, your patrons can effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes! Best of all, its easy-to-use format assures they are unlikely to need additional assistance once you show them the site, so you’ll be free to focus on other tasks.

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.


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.

Martin County Public Library Book Club

Come and join in on a wonderful monthly discussion of books. Each month we’ll select a popular title for discussion. The selections consists of different genres. There are no fees or cost for membership, and the library provides snacks and drinks. If you are interested in joining, please come in and pick up the current selection. The meetings are held at the main library in the meeting room the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm.

Current Book Club Selection


Written by Rick Bragg

A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of The Prince of Frogtown evokes the hardscrabble lives of those who lived and died by a single surviving American cotton mill by offering the searing true stories of those who worked in the Jacksonville, Alabama establishment.

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, February 16 2017 6:00 PM

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library


Current Book Club Selection

Tales of Chinkapin Creek

Written by Jean Ayer

A collection of stories about what life was really like growing up on a working farm in rural West Virginia in the early 1900's. For young Nellie Wister, life was rich and meaningful among the people of Chinkapin Creek, a small Appalachian community, stirred by changing times, but held together by a distinct West Virginia spirit that rural Americans will recognize today. Tales of Chinkapin Creek illuminates an aspect of the American character rarely explored: the attitudes and temperament of a state with a burr under its saddle. Broken off from Virginia in the Civil War, West Virginians occupied the neglected counties west of the Shenandoah mountain. Their largely Scots-Irish and German Heritage made them a self-sufficient, often stubborn and unpredictable people. For Nellie, each denizen commands a special plac...s

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, August 25 2017 12:00 PM