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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.

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.

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.

Spring Story-time: Every Tuesday @ MCPL; Every Thursday @ RRPL

The Martin County Public Library offers Spring Story-time Preschool every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rufus Reed Public Library offers Spring Story-time Preschool every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. We will have fun while learning early literacy skills. Each week, we will learn about a letter of the alphabet, the letter of the week. We will begin with the letter A and continue to the letter Z. We learn how to write the letter, the sound the letter makes, read books that begin with the letter, and make a craft about the letter, such as apple, bus, etc. These beginning early literacy skills help a child prepare for school and a lifetime of reading and learning.

In addition, the Martin County Public Library and the Rufus Reed Public Library offers a Story-time After School for school age children each week at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at  Inez and every Thursday at Lovely. We will use the computer to read Tumble Books and we will play a game, such as Bingo. The use of Tumble Books enhance a child's reading skills and many of the books are on the Accelerated Reading List, which helps them in school.

Come and join us for all the fun and learning at Story-time!



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

The brief history of the dead

Written by Kevin Brockmeier

Laura Byrd is in trouble. Three weeks ago she and her friends found themselves alone in one of the coldest, most remote places on earth. Her friends set out in search of help, and now Laura realises that they are not coming back. So she gathers her remaining supplies and sets out on an extraordinary journey. Meanwhile in another city, more and more people arrive every day. Each has a different story to tell, but their accounts have one thing in common -- it was their final journey. For this is the city of the dead. And the link between this city and Laura's journey lies at the heart of Kevin Brockmeier's remarkable novel. 'The Brief History of the Dead' tells a magical story about our lives -- about our place in the world, our connections with each other, and what happens to us all after our deaths. It is a story of spellbinding power and imagination, which resonates long after the final page.

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

Adult Book Club at Rufus Reed Library

Current Book Club Selection

Before I go to sleep : a novel

Written by S Watson

Without her husband's knowledge, Christine, whose memory is damaged by a long-ago accident, is treated by a neurologist who helps her to remember her former self through journal entries until inconsistencies begin to emerge, raising disturbing questions.

Icon  Next Meeting: Friday, May 30 2014 11:00 AM