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The Graves County Public Library is moving to a temporary location while long-planned renovations get underway at its primary location on N 17th Street.


During the summer months at Calloway County Public Library, over 26,000 items were checked out and over 3,300 people attended special programs. Sandy Linn from the library stops by Sounds Good with a preview of the book sale this Saturday, featuring exclusive early access for Charter Members; and fall reading programs: the in-depth Sunday Reads Club and the Fort Donelson Civil War group.

On today's Sounds Good, we welcome regular guest from Calloway County Public Library, Sandy Linn, with the latest on the range of activities the library this summer like Jim Gill's Contagious Tunes Tour, the 2014 Summer Reading Program and the Teen Creative Canvas Event. They also talk about the book lending service. 

Listen to the conversation:

What's Happening at the Calloway County Library

Feb 17, 2014

In our regular monthly conversation with Calloway County Library's Sandy Linn,  Linn talks about the upcoming Dr. Seuss Celebration, a new book club at Hickory Woods Retirement Center and other book clubs including the Ft. Donelson Discussion Group.

We continue our Library Sounds Good feature with the Calloway County Public Library’s Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn. She tells Kate Lochte about what's going on at the library, how wet weather has caused an issue in the library, and registration underway for the Monday Club, which includes middle schoolers interested in activities at the library like shaving cream art, tie-dye, paper flowers, game day, movies and more! Also, Sandy Linn explains Freegal and how this free music service is available at the library. Click here for more information about library events.


Kate Lochte is joined by Friends of the McCracken County Library President Jenni Boyarski on Sounds Good. They talk about the library's book sale Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20. The sale will feature books, cds, and visual material, located at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 211 S. 21st St. On Friday, the sale runs from 9 am to 7 pm, and Saturday runs from 9 am to 1 pm. Proceeds benefit the public library. Click here for more information about the Friends of the Library.

Tennessee's public libraries will soon be able to share books cheaper and faster thanks to a new interlibrary loan service. The Secretary of State’s office says the Tennessee State Library and Archives has been paying about 200 thousand dollars annually to help libraries mail books to each other. But that amount only covered about half of the postage costs.

The former downtown Madisonville-Hopkins County Library location may be up for sale soon. Library Board finance committee chair Bill Smith says the two buildings that housed the library have become financial burdens. The buildings were abandoned in 2009 because they are structurally unsound. Smith says repairs and renovations would cost more than 1 million dollars.

The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library has been beset with difficulty specifically regarding a physical location.  

After several years of planning, Ballard and Carlisle County residents will have access to their own library. The Ballard-Carlisle Library has opened with funds supplied by the Ballard Fiscal Court. WKMS’s Shelly Baskin spoke with Librarian Sonya Mainord about the services the new library will provide for patrons.