The Library will be closed Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

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Browse Staff-Curated Lists

Our librarians have been hard at work building reading lists in our catalog to help you find something new to read!

We've got lists for all ages, including topic lists, award-winning books, staff picks, and more. The number of lists is growing all the time.

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The Digital Collection

The Digital Collection is the library's online resource for accessing digital versions of photographs, historical documents, and artifacts from the Local and Family History Department.

The collection contains numerous collections relating to various aspects of Paducah's history. Taken together, the collections contain nearly 2,000 digital objects including photos, postcards, written documents, books, oral histories, and more.

Access the Digital Collection from any device by clicking here.

2015 Summer Reading Program

Events for all ages, all summer long!

Join us for some great summer events. Take a summer reading challenge. We've got fun for all patrons and all ages from June 1 - July 31!

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Upcoming Events

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Jul
04
The Library will be closed July 4, 2015 for Independence Day.
Jul
06
Jul 06th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Design your super logo! Natalya and Jack will teach some design principles and help you create super hero logos that express your super identities. We will then create a mask or a cape to go with our new personas! Bring a t-shirt, and you can put the logo right on your shirt. Presented by Creatures of Habit
Jul
06
Jul 06th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Need help starting or tweaking your resume? Let Dusty help on Monday nights. We'll get you set up with the library's resume builder so you can build a properly formatted resume in no time, print it, and access it any time from any computer. Help is provided by appointment only, so please register in advance by calling 270-442-2510 x119.
Jul
07
Jul 07th 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Jul 07th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 07th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Animal Tales presents Animal Avengers. This program features live, exotic wildlife from all over the world that possess very unique abilities.
Jul
07
Jul 07th 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Jul 07th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 07th 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Animal Tales presents Animal Avengers. This program features live, exotic wildlife from all over the world that possess very unique abilities.

Most-held Books

Week of June 29 | () = change from last week.

#1 (+1) 
X / Sue Grafton

#2 (-1) 
Go Set A Watchman / Harper Lee

#3 (--) 
Ever After / Jude Deveraux

#4 (--) 
Naked Greed / Stuart Woods

#5 (+2) 
Alert / James Patterson

#6 (--) 
The Melody Lingers On / Mary Higgins Clark

#7 (+1) 
The Murderer's Daughter / Jonathan Kellerman

#8 (+1) 
The Naked Eye / Iris Johansen

#9 (NEW) 
Friction / Sandra Brown

#10 (--) 
Silver Linings / Debbie Macomber

New Resource: Flipster Magazines

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

Downloads and Streaming

E-BOOKS & MAGAZINES

Get access to free e-books for all device types.
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Music

Five free song downloads per week, and 3 hours of streaming per day.

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Audiobooks

Your favorite books in MP3 or streaming.
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Audio Book Cloud

 

For Kids and Teens

Animated picture books, read-along books, graphic novels, and more.
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Tumble Book Cloud Jr.

 
 

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McReader's Digest

New and noteworthy books delivered monthly.

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Staff-Curated Lists

Browse pre-made topic lists and staff picks.

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Email Book Lists

Book lists full of suggested reading on various topics.

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Reading Challenges

Get reading! Take a reading challenge for kids or teens.

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Blogs

MCLIB AV CLUB

Updates, reviews, and more from the Adult Services DVD section.

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Eager Readers

Information, books, events, and contests from the Youth Services department.

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Book {re}Marks

Let's talk about adult fiction.

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Local and Family History

Curious stories from Paducah's past.

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