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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this link to download music using your library card.

 

 

 

    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.

  • The library will be closed Tuesday, Julu 4th for Independence Day.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, June 15th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information call the library at 789-4355.
  • Registration is now open for the Johnson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World.” This program begins Wednesday, June 14, 2017 and runs for 6 weeks. Children ages birth through kindergarten will meet at 10:00 AM and, in two separate sessions, children 1st through 6th grades and youth grades 7, 8 and 9 will meet at 1:00 PM. Participants will be eligible to enter a sweepstakes for a $1,000 college savings account and will receive coupons to many family friendly attractions across the state. Related field trips and activities are in the works, as well. Call 789-4355 for more information.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host its next Family Fun Day, “Spring Cleaning,” on Saturday, June 17, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Activities will include decorating your own gift bag, Boo- Boo Bunnies, designing your own visor, “You Rock” picture frames, and much more. Please stop by the library at 444 Main Street in Paintsville or call 789-4355 and preregister to ensure that we have enough materials for everyone in attendance.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host two Crochet for Beginners classes this summer: the first on Thursday, June 22, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM and the second on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Techniques taught will include how to hold the crochet hook, making a slip knot and crochet chains. These programs are free and open to the public. All materials are provided. Priority for registration will be given to Johnson County residents. Please call 789-4355 to register.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will be offering free math and literacy tutoring to residents of Johnson County this summer beginning June 5. Individual tutoring is also available to anyone with a current Johnson County Public Library card through Tutor.com. Contact the library at 789-4355 for more information.
  • Check out our calendar section for the computer classes offered at the library.
  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, June 10, 17, & 24th 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.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, June 8th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Fire in the Water by James Alexander Thom. 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, June 22nd from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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