Hot New Releases [Books]
Cathy Bartley, Appalachian Author, Booksigning November 7, 2017 at MCPL
Join local Appalachian author and former Pike County teacher, Cathy Bartley, for a Book Signing at the Martin County Public Library on November 7, 2017 beginning at 10:30 a.m. She will be signing her first book, Feed Sack Rich. See you at the library!
Feed Sack Rich is a true depiction of Cathy's life when she was growing up on Dry Fork of Marrowbone in Pike County. Her feed sack dresses not only gave her dresses that she needed to wear, but also, gave her a feeling of being nestled in her loving family's arms. In 1956, times were hard and money was scarce, feed sack dresses were the style. Join Cathy as she recounts these memories.
After School Story Time @ MCPL and RRBL at 4:00 p.m.
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. We will practice cursive writing. 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!
MCPL Toddler Time at 10:00 a.m./Preschool Story Time at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays
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 on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. This program is free of charge and lasts about 45 minutes.
Our Preschool Story Time helps children learn their ABCs and 123s. We will read books, make a craft, dance, and learn about an alphabet letter of the week. We look forward to seeing you and your child each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Martin County Public Library!
RRBL Combined Toddler Time & Preschool Story at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays
Our combined Toddler Time and Preschool Story Time helps children learn their ABCs and 123s. We will read books, make a craft, dance, and learn about an alphabet letter of the week. We look forward to seeing you and your child each Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Rufus Reed Branch Library!
TumbleBookLibrary 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.
With 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
Martin 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)
With 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.
This 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
The 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 & 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
The 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
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.
Next Meeting: Thursday, February 16 2017 6:00 PM
Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library
Current Book Club Selection
Gwyn Hyman Rubios first novel, Icy Sparks, was hailed as "vivid and unforgettable" (The New York Times Book Review), "a combination of fire and ice that will take your breath away"(Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Now, Rubio has done it again with The Woodsmans Daughter, a richly absorbing tale of the gothic South that, like Icy Sparks, has another unforgettable heroine at its heart.
Dalia is the brassy and beautiful eldest daughter of Monroe Miller, a shrewd turpentine farmer in 1800s southern Georgia haunted by a devastating secret. A resilient and resourceful young woman, Dalia strives to create a better life for herself and will stop at nothing to protect her family, but the sins of the father are never far behind.
Next Meeting: Friday, October 27 2017 12:00 PM