Library Notes

Library Notes

Local Author Spotlight

Make plans to join us at the McCreary County Public Library Thursday, July 20th from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. for our Summer 2017 Local Author Meet and Greet and Book Signing. We will have seven local authors from McCreary and Scott County that will be in attendance.

Darlene Price:
Bordergate, and US Customs: Badge of Dishonor
Tonya Coffey:
A New World Young Adult Series (3 books to date)
Estol Daugherty:
The History of Pine Knot High School
Peter Ferrara:
Jonathan Winters: My Life "in search of a playground"
Jan Reed:
The Mountain Laurel Man
Sam Perry:
Grandpa Wouldn't Lie, Southfork Country,
and McCreary Conquest
Betty Shreffler:
Vampire Covenant Series
(3 books to date),
Fire on the Farm, and When Hunter Meets Seeker

Reading Ranger program on July 29

Join park rangers at the McCreary County Public Library for a fun children’s story time and Junior Ranger activity about wildlife in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Story time will start at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 29. The Big South Fork River contains over 60 species of fish and a number of large mammals including the white-tailed deer, black bear, and elk, which have migrated into the area from state-managed lands. Small mammals ranging from raccoon to bobcat and gray fox are also present throughout the park.
This is a great opportunity to work towards your Big South Fork Junior Ranger badge as well as this year’s GO BIG patch. The Go Big 2017 Challenge is a year-long, self-paced, park-wide event created to encourage you to go out and explore YOUR park. For more information, go to
For more information about the Reading Ranger program or directions, please call the Blue Heron Interpretive Center at (606) 376-3787.

THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson Swept off her feet by a costumed man at a comic’s convention, a graphic novelist discovers that she is pregnant with a biracial child and avoids telling her conventional Southern family while assisting her elderly grandmother, who has been hiding a dangerous secret linked to the Civil War. (General Fiction)

DOWN A DARK ROAD (a Kate Burkholder Series) by Linda Castillo When an Amish man convicted for murdering his wife eight years earlier escapes and abducts his five children, Chief of Police Kate Burkholder races to the scene only to be ambushed by the man, who implores her to prove his innocence. (Mystery)

WIRED (Buchanan/FBI Series) by Julie Garwood Needing to recruit a top notch computer expert who can help him identify a mole, a hotshot FBI agent encounters difficulties coordinating with a beautiful computer hacker who is hiding secrets that she does not want revealed. (Romance Suspense)

THE LATE SHOW (Renee Ballard Series) by Michael Connelly Relegated to the night shift after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor, a once up and coming LAPD detective disobeys orders by refusing to walk away from two cases, including an assault on a prostitute and the death of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. (Suspense)

At Your Library

• July 26 - 10:00 a.m. Baby Lap sit, 10:30 a.m. Storytime.
• July 27 - 5:00 p.m. Library Board of Trustees Meeting


• July 21 Daycare Outreach
• July 25 - Pine Knot, Meadows Grove, Pine Knot Manor & Parkhurst
• July 26 - Stearns, Hill Top, Slavens, Coal Pit Rd
• July 27 -Sand Hill, Williamsburg St., Alum Rd, Adult Daycare
Weather policy: If school is called off due to inclement weather the bookmobile may not be running either. For information concerning library service please call the library at 376-8738.


One Comment:

  1. A good book to read is “McCreary Conquest” by L. Perry. It is in the library in Somerset.

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