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Summer Reading Program 2017

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. “Build a Better World” is the theme. 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 library. Children may also be registered by phone. The Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, May 30 for all ages at the Martin County Public Library in Inez. It begins at the Rufus Reed Public Library in Lovely on Thursday, June 1 for all age groups. If your child needs special accommodations, please let us know by May 23, 2017. Please specify if your child has any allergies to food. You may call Inez (606) 298-7766 or Lovely (606) 395-6500.
Children may be registered by telephone and online at our website by Clicking Here.

We will also participate in the KHEAA scholarship sweepstakes, which will give one lucky winner from each region a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. We will also participate in the Summer Feeding Program at Inez on Tuesdays and at Lovely on Thursdays during the regular time for the programs.



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.

WAVES on Wheels at the Martin County Public Library (Inez only) May 30, 2017

Coming to the Martin County Public Library
May 30, 2017 ONLY
10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
WAVES on Wheels from the Newport Aquarium
See a live penguin and pet a shark!
Sign up for our Summer Reading Program and be a part of it!
In addition, to the Waves on Wheels Program, children can:
*Register for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship from KHEAA
*Free weekly Summer Feeding Program meals
*Free weekly Activities (Tuesday at Inez, Thursday at Rufus Reed Public Library on Thursday)
*Summer Reading Participants Contests (for reading the most books during our Summer Reading Program)
Call the Inez library at 298-7766
Call the Lovely library at 395-6500 for more details!
You may register over the phone!

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.


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.

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

Tales of Chinkapin Creek

Written by Jean Ayer

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

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library


Current Book Club Selection

The thread that runs so true

Written by Jesse Stuart

Presents a true account of the experiences of a backwoods school teacher.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, May 26 2017 12:00 PM