Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Advocacy Reception at the Lebanon Library

The Russell County Public Library will be hosting a reception at its Lebanon Branch to celebrate our reading advocacy program, Russell Reads. The reception begins at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
During the reception, you will have the opportunity to star in your own "READ" poster. You may bring your favorite book (as an adult or child!) to use as a prop when your picture is taken. If you don't have a copy of that book, please let us know and we will try to have a copy available; that copy will be placed at our libraries with a book plate in your honor.
We hope this will give you an opportunity to learn more about the library's services and programs. Your knowledge about the library becomes a valuable asset for us when you share that knowledge with others. Please note that since this event is held in the Lebanon Library Meeting Room, it is open to the public and the media will also be invited.
If you are able to join us, please call 889-8175 to let us know how many will attend. On behalf of the Library Friends, Board of Trustees, and staff, we look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Andrew Chafin to Visit RCPL

Attention everyone! Andrew Chafin, author of the wildly popular Russell County, will now take your questions. The writer, whose information and photo rich tome has been requested by many of our patrons, will visit the Lebanon Library on Sunday, September 28, at 2:30 p.m. for a book signing.
If you do not yet own a copy of Andrew Chafin's Russell County, you may purchase one at the time of the signing for $19.99.

Posted by Katie

Fall Story Time at RCPL

Fall story time began at the Lebanon Library on September 9, 2008! And, I'm glad to say, the kids and the grownups really enjoy it!! This year, there are two different forms of story time, in order to better serve different age groups. A lap-sit story time, designed for ages 1 and under, begins at 10:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This session focuses on easy books, and incorporates music and simple movement. For this type of story time, children should be accompanied by an adult. A Preschool story time, designed for ages 2 and up, begins at 11:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In this session, the books get a little more challenging, and the movement gets a bit more…moving. This session also includes simple crafts, games, and coloring pages. All story times are held in the Meeting Room, from September until December. Join us for stories, music, crafts, games, cookies, and all-around fun! For more information, contact Katie Britt, at (276) 889-8044.
Preschool story times are also held at the Honaker Community Library, on Thursdays, at 10:00 a.m. For more information on these story times, contact Kay Ball, at (276) 873-6600.

Posted by Katie

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Items Added to the Local History Collection in August

Info Files:
Civil War file: Some names of Russell County soldiers in the Civil War

Hale: Family and Descendants 1520-2007 compiled by Nancy Carol (Hale) Carter

Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories: Copied from Original and Recorded Wills and Inventories by J. Estelle Stewart King

All local obituaries from 1946-1949 are available to view electronically in the library.

Posted by Jennifer