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Check out our blog Out of the Stacks! 

This blog will keep you up to date on our constantly expanding collection of books and quickly grow your to-be-read list.  Check back every Tuesday or sign up on the blog to receive an email every time there is a new post!  You can find the blog here!  


Books & Beyond Book Club - Online Book Club for Adults

Monday, August 10th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join us online for our Book Club for Adults!  Be a part of the discussion from the comfort of your own home!  We will be discussing The Art of Racing in the Rain by: Garth Stein.  Call the library at 270-298-3790 for more information.  Meeting link:  https://zoom.us/j/5781198758


Online Beekeeping Presentation

Monday, August 17th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join us online for a Beekeeping presentation by Kyle Powell, Master Beekeeper.  Learn about different types of bees, how honey is made, the inside of a hive, and even ask questions!  This event is only available online.  Call the library at 270-298-3790 for more information.  Meeting link:  https://zoom.us/j/5781198758



To our Valued Library Patrons:


We cannot express enough gratitude for the way you have supported us over the last few months.  You have been so understanding of the new way we have been providing materials and services to you.  We hope we have been able to meet your expectations.  We have missed you all greatly!


With the release of the Healthy at guidelines for educational and cultural establishments, we have again reevaluated what is the best course of action we can take for the health and safety of our patrons and employees, while trying to return to a more normal way of providing services.  We want to remind you that all guidelines are temporary and subject to change and if the state orders, we may have to make further changes. 


Although we still encourage you to use our curbside pick-up for materials, we have decided to reopen our physical library building to limited traffic on Monday, June 15th.  It is limited traffic because we are required to limit the number of patrons in the library at any one time.  The hours will also look a little different.  We will be continuing to do curbside and highly encourage you to utilize this service whenever possible.


Library hours will be: 

Monday & Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Curbside hours will be:

Monday & Tuesday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


What you need to know:

We ask you to return all items to the outside drop box or through curbside pickup.  We will be unable to take return items at the inside desks.  We are quarantining returns for 10 days and will need to do this for the foreseeable future. 


We are working with the Healthy at Work guidelines to determine safe numbers.  This may require that we ask you to wait before entering the building if we are at capacity.  In addition, we are practicing Social Distancing.  Please try to maintain 6 feet distance between you, other patrons, and library employees.  At this time, we will not be able to offer computer help or to help with setting up a new electronic device.  Remember these are all temporary measures to keep us all safe.


We also suggest patrons over the age of 5 wear a face mask when entering the building.  We can provide one if necessary.  All library staff members are required to wear a mask when serving patrons to follow the Healthy at Work guidelines.  We ask that you do your part to help keep each other healthy and safe.  We also ask that you use hand sanitizer after entering the building.  We will have hand-sanitizing areas readily available. 


We would like our first hour to be dedicated to seniors and other patrons at higher risk for the coronavirus, including pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.  We are simply asking that everyone do their best to respect this designated time for those who are considered high risk. 


Our reopening philosophy is “Grab and Go” as we would like to keep the number of patrons in the building at one time to a minimum to prevent the spread of germs and continue social distancing.  We ask that you limit your stay to 1 hour or less until circumstances change.


Computer use will be available, but we can only use some of our computers, based on social distancing guidelines.  We have to clean between each patron, so we apologize ahead of time for those who will have to wait.  We will have 1 hour sessions on the computer, per person, per day.  We ask that you have only one person at the computer. 


All programs are suspended until further notice.  Also, we are unable to offer meeting room space at this time.  We are really missing our programs, but will be continuing with our virtual stories and “take and make” children’s craft bags. 


Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and continued support as we try to return to a more normal way of conducting library services. 


Melanie Warga, Ohio County Public Library Director



Monthly Events

Adult Book Club

Looking for your new favorite book?  Want to share your favorites?  Join us at the Ohio County Public Library for the Adult Book Club.  The Book Club covers a variety of book titles and genres sure to please any avid reader.  If you are interested, contact the library at 270-298-3790. 


Adult Book Blog

Love Blogging??  Love sharing your favorite reads?  Check out Ohio County Public Library's new adult book blog Books & Beyond!  The blog will feature new book lists, favorite reads, and book reviews from library staff and book club members.  The blog can be accessed from HERE or by going to ohiocountypubliclibrary.wordpress.com. 

Anyone can contribute!  Just email your reviews or recommendations to frontdesk@ohiocountypubliclibrary.org


Color Connection Coloring Club

Looking for a great way to sit back and relax?  Why not become part of the Color Connection at the Ohio County Public Library?  Join us for old school anti-stress coloring, warm drinks, music, conversation and no screens.  Be a part of this relaxation trend.  Supplies will be provided - simply bring yourself.  Participants ages 14 and up are welcome to attend. 


Crochet Corner

Beginners, Intermediate, and Skilled:  All Welcome!  Join the "Twisted Stitches" group!  Drop in at the Library Annex to learn basic tips, techniques, and tricks while sharing with fellow crafters.  Some supplies will be provided or feel free to bring your own. 


Home School Support Space  

The Ohio County Public Library is now offering a Home School Support Space in an effort to assist our Home School families.  Children's activities will be provided during this time. 

For more information on Home Schooling, visit HSLDA Homeschooling Toddlers to Tweens Preschool thru Middle School.  

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 270-298-3790. 


OCTC SkillTrain - FREE

SkillTrain provides adults (ages 19+) with instruction in basic academic and workplace skills.  Prepare for the GED, college or a career option right here! 





Manipulatives - at your library!

Looking for a new and exciting way to rekindle your child's interest in learning?  Why not check out some of the manipulatives and hands-on learning activities we offer in our newest section "The School Stack."  We offer dozens of materials for Math, Science, Reading, and much more.  Come and check some out today!


Better Your Technology Experience (BYTE)

Interested in learning more about computers?  Do you have a new device or phone and not sure how to use it to its full potential?  Contact the Ohio County Public Library to attend one of our many computer classes or schedule a one-on-one tutorial session.  For more information on availability, please contact the library at 270-298-3790. 





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Monday - Tuesday
8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


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Hartford, KY  42347




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Wednesday - Thursday
By Appointment Only (24 hours advance notice, please)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.






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