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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.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will conduct two beginning quilting classes in February. At each class, participants will piece a quilt block using various techniques, including faux applique and embroidery. Then, they will layer quilt top, batting and backing, learn to turn over a hem and begin quilting through all three pieces.

    The first class will use sewing machines for many of the steps. Participants are asked to bring a sewing machine if they have one. The library will have a limited number to share. The work can be done by hand, but there will not be enough time to complete the project. This session will meet on Tuesday, February 6, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

    All stitching will be done by hand in the second class, which will meet on Saturday, February 10, from 10:00 AM until the project is complete, or the library closes at 2:00 PM. Participants are invited to bring a snack or lunch. Preregister by visiting the library or calling 789-4355 is required, as there are limited seats available for this free program.
  • The Johnson County Public Library will be hosting a teen cupcake decorating night on Tuesday, March 13, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Any middle school and high school students may attend this event. Join us for an evening of creative cupcake fun. In preparation for the upcoming event, Teen Cupcake Wars, in April, we will provide a lesson on the basics of cupcake decorating. A few unfrosted cupcakes will be provided for each teen to decorate in their own creative way. All materials provided. 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.
  • Join the Johnson County Public Library for Family Fun Day “Hearts and Snowflakes” on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Activities will include build your own Olaf, fleece heart pillows, snowflake slime, friendship bracelet Valentine and more. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page or call to check for any cancellations. Preregistration by calling the library at 789-4355 is requested so that we can prepare enough materials for everyone.
  • 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. There will be a class held February 5th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The classes will be held again on February 20th and 27th from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • The Johnson County Public Library offers free computer skills classes several times each month. The schedule for February is as follows: Basic Computer Workshop on the 6th at 3:00 p.m. and the 15th at 10:00 a.m., Internet Workshop on February 13th at 3:00 p.m., Windows 10 workshop on February 20th at 3:00 p.m., All Things Google on February 22nd at 10:00 a.m., and Photo on February 27th at 3:00 p.m. Each class lasts approximately 2 hours. Call 789-4355 to register.

  • There will be a booktalk for Thursday, February 15th, starting at 6:00 p.m. The book, The Ex Who Glowed in the Dark , by Sally Berneathy, 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 February they will meet on the 10th, 17th, and the 24th . Call 789-4355 or more information.

  • The Johnson County Public Library will host a Sack Lunch Book Talk at the library Thursday, February 8th from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book Wait, What? by James E. Ryan. There will be another talk on February 22nd to discuss One Summer by David Baldacci. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
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