Johnson County Public Library
444 Main Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
Library News and Announcements
Did you ever wonder about the 2’x 10’ panoramic picture that is on the side of the library between the two entrances? It was taken in the fall of 1914 and produced on 3 (6x4) photos. The photographer stood at the edge of the Johnson County Cemetery that is on Church Street facing south to capture this image. Stop by the library and you can see what Paintsville looked like 100 years ago.
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Have you ever wanted to learn a new language or improve your understanding of the English language? Then try Mango. The Johnson County Public Library is offering a free trial of the online language learning tool Mango Languages, which has courses in 61 languages and 17 English as a Second Language courses. Click on the Mango icon to access the Mango free trial. You may also contact the library at 789-4355 for more information.
The library will be closed November 11th for Veterans Day.
The library will be closed Novermber 27th & 28th for Thanksgiving.
The Adolph Rupp program has been cancelled for November 18th due to weather. We will post a new date when a new date becomes available.
The Johnson County Public Library’s 7-week Fall Story Hour, “Sweet Dreams”, will begin October 14, 2014. Each weekly session includes reading of quality children’s literature related to the theme “Sweet Dreams”, social interaction with peers, open-ended art activities, and a take-home newsletter with parenting tips and book suggestions. Day and evening sessions are available. Lapsit for babies meets at 6:00 PM on Tuesdays. Toddler Time meets at 10:00 AM on Wednesdays. Story Hour for all ages meets at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays and 11:00 AM on Thursdays. Preregistration is requested so that staff can prepare enough materials for all participants. For more information, or to register, please call the library at 789-4355.
Johnson County Community of Hope (JCCOH) announces the return of its Needs of the Child programs to be held at the Johnson County Public Library. “Ages and Stages: Late Elementary Years” will meet on three consecutive Fridays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: October 10, 17, and 24. Each program will focus on the characteristics and specific needs of preteens in the important transitional grades 4 through 6.
These programs are free, open to the public, and all materials will be provided. Each participant will receive a copy of Caring for Your School Age Child: Ages 5 - 12 endorsed by The American Academy of Pediatrics and named a “Child’s Best Parenting Book” by Child magazine. Seating is limited to twenty-five participants. Childcare will be provided only if any preregistered participant requests it. For more information or to preregister, please call the library at (606) 789-4355 and ask for Christy Terry. Johnson County Public Library is located at 444 Main Street in Paintsville.
The Johnson County Public Library will host its next Family Fun Day, “Get Ready for Christmas”, on Saturday, November 29th, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Please stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville or call 789-4355 and preregister to ensure that there are enough supplies for all in attendance.
The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, November 6th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book A Little Princess by Frances Burnett. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, November 20th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Road From Gap Creek by Robert Morgan. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, November 20th strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd from 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. All materials will be provided to first time participants. We are taking donations for yarn and yarn remnants. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
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