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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!

Summer Reading Begins at MCPL and RRPL

Summer Reading Program (Registration Form)Each summer the Martin County Public Library and the Rufus Reed Public 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 summer break. “Fizz, Boom, Read!” is the theme for the Preschool through Grade 2. “Spark a Reaction” is the theme for Grades 3 and up. Our program is free and is available to children birth to age 18. Programs, including performers, crafts, games and reading activities for each age group are held weekly and will be based on the theme. If your child would like to participate in our program, please complete the form below and return it to the school/ library. Children may also be registered by phone. Please call or visit the libraries to fill out a form for a chance for your child to win a $1,000.00 scholarship provided by KHEAA. The Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, June 17 for all ages at the Martin County Public Library in Inez. It begins at the Rufus Reed Public Library in Lovely on Thursday, June 19 for all age groups. If your child needs special accommodations, please let us know by June 1, 2013. Please specify if your child has any allergies to food. You may call Inez (606) 298-7766 or Lovely (606) 395-6500. Click here.


Kentucky Libraries UnboundWith Freegal music you will have access to hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog at your fingertips. All downloadable Freegal Music MP3’s are DRM FREE. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Each valid library user will be limited to 3 downloads per week. Any library users with blocked status will not be allowed access to this great service. Click here to start building that music library you always wanted.

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

Come walk with me

Written by Joan A Medlicott

Considering remarriage after the devastating death of her beloved husband, Clair rejects the advances of an old friend, impulsively visits Florida in the hopes of reconnecting with her estranged children, and opens her heart to a new romance.

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, April 17 2014 6:00 PM

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library

Current Book Club Selection

Still life : a novel

Written by Joy Fielding

Her body shattered by a devastating car accident, Casey lies in a hospital bed, able to hear but not communicate, and discovers that the people nearest to her are not who she thought them to be and her accident may have been a setup.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 AM