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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  • 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.

    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.

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  • The library will be closed October 3rd - 4th for Apple Day.
  • 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, “Mystery Party”, on Saturday, October 25th, 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, October 2nd from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton. The program includes a Skype or conference call from the author. 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, October 23rd from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. We will be discussing the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. If you have any questions contact the library at 789-4355.
  • There will be a booktalk for this Thursday, October 16th strating at 6:00 p.m. The book, The Stories of Jenny Wiley by Todd Pack, will be discussed at the Johnson County Public Library. For more information 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. Each program will be facilitated by a panel of experts who will address a whole range of issues facing children at this developmental level and tips to help parents manage these needs. Presenters include staff of the Johnson County Health Department; Bryan Auxier, District Innovations Coordinator for Paintsville Independent Schools; Kevin Fleming of Protection and Advocacy; P.D. Witten of Paintsville City Police; Ashley Shepherd of Operation Unite; Amber Fleming, speech therapist with Highlands Regional Medical Center, Shawnann Crider, High Expectations Coordinator with Johnson County Community of Hope, Miss Christie Cook and Miss Christy Terry of Johnson County Public Library, and more. Topics to be covered include helping your child to succeed in school, school curriculum and educational expectations, increasing responsibility and independence in the school setting, drug avoidance, the onset of puberty and other health concerns, services provided by Family Resource Centers, services provided by Protection and Advocacy, services provided by the Johnson County Public Library, leisure activities for the preteen child, and much more. JCCOH is a recently formed organization where community members from all aspects of Johnson County come together to explore and provide opportunities to help local families. The mission of JCCOH is to utilize the compassion, skills, and resources of the community to strengthen our families and improve child and family well-being. 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.
  • Check out our calendar section for the computer classes offered at the library.
  • A Needlework Circle Class will be held at the library, Saturday, October 11th and 18th 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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