Library News and Announcements

Paintsville 1914

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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Recorded Books

Click on this link to download books, music, and movies using your library card through Kentucky Libraries Unbound.








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    You can now download books, music, and movies onto your electronic devices. The first step is to make sure your have a library card at the Johnson County Public Library. You will need to determine if your device is compatible with Overdrive Media Console. You can click on this link and search for your device. The next step is to setup your device to download your items. You can click on this link to watch a video on how this is done. You are now ready to download ebooks onto your devices.

    *Not all devices work the same way, so there are different setups.

    *Not all features will work on some of the devices.

    Click on this link to download books.

  • Get your Johnson County Public Library card and gain access to resources including books, DVDs, video games, craft kits and more. Can’t visit the library? Take advantage of all these resources by visiting our bookmobile, or gain access to a wealth of digital resources via our website,, or our app. These resources include books, videos, music, comics, magazines and tutoring through Call 789-4355 for more information.
  • Come join us for an evening of string art taught by Heather Owens, owner of Mountain Muse. Participats will be given a choice between two patterns, then use hammer and nail to finish an outline marked on a wood piece and complete their designs by filling in with string. Earplugs will be provided. The class size for this free program is limited to 12 people and will be held on Tuesday, January 30th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For questions or to register, please call the library at 789-4355.
  • Experience all the benefits of yoga from the comfort of your chair. This class is designed for all ages, abilities and levels of flexibility. Learn exercises and breathing techiniques that may offset pain and improve mobility and strength. Balance your mind, body and spirit. This class is led by Christy Terry, a certified Gentle Yoga for All instructor. Classes are free of charge. Classes will be held January 8th, 22nd, and 29th and last from 1:00 pm - 2:00 p.m.
  • The Johnson County Public Library offers free computer skills classes several times each month. The schedule for December is as follows: Basic Computer Workshop on January 9th at 3:00 p.m. and December 11th at 10:00 a.m., Internet Workshop on January 16th at 10:00 a.m, Windows 10 workshop on January 18th at 10:00 a.m., Microsoft Office on January 23rd at 3:00 p.m., and Excel Workshop on January 25th at 10:00 a.m. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours. Call 789-4355 to register.

  • There will be a booktalk for Thursday, January 18th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, Wait, What? And Life's Other Essential Questions, by James E. Ryan, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
  • Check out our calendar section for the computer classes offered at the library.
  • The Johnson County Public Library's Needlework Circle is an informal group of crafters of all ages and ability levels that practices various types of needlework, such as crochet, quilting, embroidery and more. They meet each Saturday morning from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM unless there is a special event or the library is closed. During the month of January they will meet on the 6th, 13th, 20th and the 27th . Call 789-4355 or more information.

  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, January 11th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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