Library Notes

Library Notes

Reading Ranger program on April 29

Park rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will read children’s books about wildflowers and waterfalls and then lead families on a wildflower hike at Yahoo Falls on Saturday, April 29.  Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the historic Yahoo Falls picnic shelter followed by a hike on the Yahoo Falls Loop trail.  Yahoo Falls is Kentucky’s tallest waterfall and flows into the Big South Fork River.

The trail is a 1.2 mile loop rated easy/moderate and does contain a long set of stairs.  Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear and bring plenty of water.  Starting from the Yahoo Falls parking area, the trail descends a series of steps to actually pass behind the falls under one of the largest rock shelters in the area.  Looping around, the trail crosses the creek at the top of the falls where there are gorgeous views from the towering sandstone cliffs above the rock shelter.

Families can meet at the McCreary County Library at 10 a.m. and follow staff or meet at the Yahoo Falls parking area located on Yahoo Falls Road, off of Highway 700 near Whitley City, Kentucky.  Please bring water and wear weather and hike appropriate clothing and footwear.

We will continue working towards the Big South Fork Junior Ranger badge and the GO BIG 2017 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 FIX by David Baldacci A latest thriller featuring football player-turned-detective Amos Decker finds him using his eidetic memory to solve a high-stakes case. (Suspense Series)

ALL BY MYSELF, ALONE by Mary Higgins Clark Taking a cruise to escape the humiliation of her fiancé’s arrest, gems expert Celia Kilbride befriends octogenarian passenger Emily Haywood, who is found dead three days out to sea at the hands of someone who has stolen the victim’s priceless emerald necklace. (Mystery)

ANY DAY NOW by Robyn Carr A sequel to What We Find continues the adventures of the characters from Sullivan’s Crossing, who greet diverse visitors at a rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide Trails. (Romance Series)

TWO FROM THE HEART by James Patterson, et al Two heartwarming tales follow Anne McWilliams, who, after losing everything, travels across county asking long-lost friends and strangers a simple question, and Tyler Bron, who has it all, but has no life, which leads him to write a love story beyond his wildest imagination. (Family Fiction)


At Your Library

April 20 - 11:00 a.m. Tastin’ Luncheon for 4-H Club

6:00 p.m. Farm Bureau Meeting

April 26 - 10:00 a.m. Baby Lapsit

10:30 a.m. Story Time

April 27  - 5:00 p.m. ASK Meeting

5:00 p.m. Library Board of Trustees Meeting


Bookmobile Schedule

April 21 - Daycare Outreach

April 25 - Stearns, Slavens, Revelo, Whitley City Preschool & Headstart Outreach

April 26 - Whitley City and Pine Knot Preschool Outreach, Nursing Home

April 27 - Whitley City, Sand Hill, Williamsburg St., Alum Road, Pine Knot Preschool


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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