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No Beat the Heat Movie of the Week on July 1, 2016 at MCPL

Unfortunately, we will not be able to show the Beat the Heat Movie of the Week: Open Season: Scared Silly at the Martin County Public Library on July 1, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to see everyone on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at our regular schedule! Also, we will have Joey Stepp, magician at 12:00 noon and at 3 p.m. All Summer Readers and their parents are invited to attend!

Summer Reading Program at Martin County Public Library and Rufus Reed Public Library

Dear Parents,

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. “On Your Mark, Get Set. . .  Read!” is the theme for our Preschool through Grade 4. “Get in the Game . . . Read!” is the theme for Grades 5 and up. Our weekly program is free and is available to children from birth to 18 years of age. 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 7 at Inez and on June 9 at Lovely. If you would like for your child to be registered for a chance to win a $1,000.00 KHEAA scholarship, please call the libraries for more information and to register. If your child needs special accommodations, please let us know by June 1, 2016. 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 and the Lovely library at 395-6500.



The schedule for the Summer Reading Program:

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN            10:00—11:00 A.M.

1st &  2nd Grades                                    12:00—1:00   P.M.

3rd & 4th GRADES                                   2:00—3:00    P.M.

5TH AND UP                                              4:00—5:00    P.M.


As you know, our community is changing and facing new challenges all the time. As we face those changes and challenges, I want you to know that I am excited about the future of our public library. To make sure we are listening to the needs of our patrons, we have started working on a strategic plan for the next several years. Please fill out the survey to help us succeed.


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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.


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.

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 The Martin County Library

Current Book Club Selection

The enduring hills

Written by Janice Giles

Originally published in 1950, The Enduring Hills was Janice Holt Giles's first novel. It is based in part on her own courtship and introduction to the Kentucky mountain country. Here, Giles introduces Hod and Mary Pierce and begins her Appalachian trilogy. Hod Pierce, a boy not unlike Henry Giles, who grows up on Piney Ridge, where generations of Pierces have made a living from the stubborn soil. Hod loves his people and the land but longs also for wider horizons, for more education, and for the freedom he imagines can be found in the outside world. It takes World War II to carry Hod away from the Ridge and out into the great world, and it is a long time before he comes back. After the war is over, Hod settles into marriage and a factory job in the city. Finally it is Mary, his city-bred wife, who sees at last that to Hod, Piney Ridge will always be home. In her preface to the second edition, Mrs. Giles wrote, "I believe [the story] is timeless and as the hands of the clock have turned and turned, people are turning back to the earth, knowing now that saving this earth is the most important work in the world, that we must all become, as Hod and Mary Pierce did, a man and woman with faith in the earth." Janice Holt Giles (1905-1979), author of nineteen books, lived and wrote near Knifley, Kentucky, for thirty-four years. Her biography is told in Janice Holt Giles: A Writer's Life .

Icon  Next Meeting: Thursday, October 15 2015 10:30 AM

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library


Current Book Club Selection

Noah's compass : a novel

Written by Anne Tyler

Preparing to retire early from an unfulfilling teaching job, Liam Pennywell struggles to recall missing memories of the night before he awoke in the hospital with a head injury, an effort that leads to unexpected discoveries.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, June 24 2016 12:00 PM