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MCPL & RRBL Awarded Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the Martin County Public Library and the Rufus Reed Branch Library a $2,000.00 grant to support our literacy efforts in our Summer Reading Program Teen Book Club. This local grant award is part of more than $8.3 million in grants awarded to more than 1,000 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

MCPL & RRBL Summer Reading Program

Each summer the Martin County Public Library and the Rufus Reed Branch Library provide a Summer Reading program for the children of our community. It is an important program that is designed to emphasize and illustrate the joy of reading and reduce the loss of reading skills during the summer break. “Libraries Rock!” is the theme for our Summer Reading Program this year. Our weekly program is free and is available to children from birth to age 18. Performers, crafts, games, weekly drawings, and reading contests are only part of the fun.  If your child would like to participate in our program, please complete the form below and return it to the library.  Children may be registered by telephone, and online at our website, by clicking here. The Summer Reading program for all age groups begins on June 12 at Inez and on June 14 at Lovely.  If you would like for your child to be registered for a chance to win a $1,000.00 scholarship, please call the libraries for more information and to register. If your child needs special accommodations, please let us know before June 3, 2018. Please specify if your child has any allergies to food. The Martin County Board of Education will provide a free meal for children birth to age 18. If you have any questions about the Summer Reading program, you may call the Inez library at 298-7766 or the Lovely library at 395-6500.

Martin County Public Library Tuesdays 

Rufus Reed Branch Library Thursdays

Preschool & Kindergarten 10:00—11:00 a.m.
1st & 2nd Grade 12:00—1:00 p.m.
3rd  & 4th  Grade 2:00—3:00 p.m.
5th Grade and UP 4:00—5:00 p.m.

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 can be picked up at each library.

Preschool Storytime Returns!

Preschool Storytime will continue on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Inez library. Preschool Storytime will continue on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lovely library. We will continue from where we left off on our Letter of the Week. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the library!


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.

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.

Pickering's Mountain

Current Book Club Selection

Pickering's Mountain

Written by Joseph G Anthony

PICKERING'S MOUNTAIN by Joseph G. Anthony is a multi-level tale set in Eastern KY and centering around one family that has lived on the mountain long enough for it to be named after them and another family who has been displaced to Kentucky’s Appalachia from New York - as was the author. Mr. Anthony writes prose like it was poetry with descriptions that draw you into the time and place of each scene. He addresses such important issues as legacy, the problems of small-town newspapers, mountain-top removal vs. jobs, and Bible study in public schools, which culminates in a debate involving a charismatic Baptist preacher and the ACLU. Despite the serious topics, there is plenty of comic relief, much of which comes from the local gossip columnist. This is the best Appalachian book I’ve read in a while.

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, February 15 2018 10:30 AM

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library


Current Book Club Selection

The book that matters most

Written by Ann Hood

Ava's 25-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood - one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, July 27 2018 12:00 PM