"We Inspire, We Enrich, We Entertain!"
601 N. 17th Street, Mayfield Phone: 270-247-2911 Fax: 270-247-2990
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Graves County Public Library serves the Mayfield-Graves County area and houses popular, up to date books, magazines, newspapers, audio books, movies and music CD's for loan to you. All you need is a library card. The Library is equipped with the latest state-of-the-arts technology with 25 Internet computer workstations for public use. The computers contain user-friendly software for creating letters, resumes, and spreadsheets. You can explore the card catalog, link to medical or legal information, or take a class online. If you are looking for a job or if you are a scrapbook enthusiast these links can get you started in the right direction. Visit our Foyer Coffee Bar for a hot cup of coffee while you read the newspaper or a magazine. The library also provides free Wireless Internet access for times when the library is closed or to use your own laptop at the library. Genealogy researchers will find tools available to track your family's heritage, or you can just have fun browsing historical events of the past. Children and teen computers are loaded with learning games, homework helpers, and games for fun. Be a part of our Library Community. Please visit the Graves County Public Library at 601 North 17th Street in Mayfield, Kentucky, or visit us any time online at www.gcpl.org. The Library is handicapped accessible. We have a world of information for you!
When Are We Open?
|Monday||9:00 am||8:00 pm||*Open in the Evening till 8 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 am||8:00 pm||*Open in the Evening till 8 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am||5:00 pm||*Story Hour Morning for children|
|Friday||9:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Saturday||9:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Diane Bennett, Director||Martha Babb, President|
|Rachel Davis, Business Manager||Liz Stark, Vice-President|
|Susie Cain, Children's & Youth Services||Kathy O'Nan, Secretary|
|LaDonna Hamontree, Reference & Circulation||Pete Galloway, Treasurer|
|Deana Hopper, Circulation & Periodicals||Kevin Bishop, Trustee|
|Melissa Collins, Technical Processing|
|Sandy Hennessee, Bookmobile Librarian|
|Sara Barrett, Raye Ann McCormack, & Rachel Fortner, Library Assistants|
The Library's Mission Statement:
The Graves County Public Library is committed to providing the best materials and services possible to all residents of Graves County for their enjoyment, education, and enrichment. The library fosters and promotes lifelong involvement in the pleasure of reading and learning with special emphasis on support for students at all academic levels. We support the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement.
The Library's Vision:
The Graves County Public Library is committed to providing excellent service to our community, to meeting the needs to the best of our ability of library users, and making every library visit a pleasant and enjoyable one.
Services Provided: The Library provides current topics and titles of high-demand, high-interest in a variety of formats for all persons of all ages. The Library provides general information that is timely, accurate, and useful for community residents.
Library Card Policy
Anyone owning property or residing in Graves County may apply for a library card at the Graves County Public Library. To get a card, please bring proof of address (such as an electric bill with your address on it), and a picture i.d., such as a driver's license when you come in to apply for a library card. You must also have a second reference's name, address and telephone number with you. That can be a neighbor or relative that doesn't live at your address. Your new library card is free and has your individual barcode on it. You will be send a postcard with your name and address on it. When you return the postcard to the library, your new library card will be waiting for you. You may borrow only 3 books or magazines for the first three check out periods. Your card will be punched those three times. When you have completed three successful checkouts and returns, you may utilize all materials from the library.
For your own safety you are required to notify the library if your name or address changes. If your
library card is lost notify the library immediately to prevent possible
unauthorized use and protect your records. Your first card is free, but a
$2.00 fee is charged for
replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged cards.
Parent/Guardian of patron under the age of 18, here's your responsibility: I AGREE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MATERIALS BORROWED BY THE ABOVE NAMED MINOR AND FOR FINES AND FEES INCURRED, INCLUDING CHARGES FOR LOST AND DAMAGED MATERIAL. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE LIBRARY DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY CHILD'S CHOICE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS FROM EITHER ADULT OR CHILDREN'S BOOKS OR VIDEO RECORDING COLLECTIONS. I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS MADE BY THIS PERSON.
By signing your library card, you are agreeing to the conditions stated above. Please be a responsible library user so that what is provided freely to you will be free to others.
What Other Library Services Do We Provide?
|Copy Machine||- 20 cents per page|
|Computer printers||- 15 cents per page|
|Fax Machine||- $2.00 first page/$1.00 for others|
|Microfilm Reader-Printer||- 25 cents per copy|
There are 28 Public Access Computers @ Your Public Library, which includes:
|18 Internet Computer Workstations for Public Access||3 Internet Card Catalog Computers|
|2 Teens' Internet Computers||1 Genealogy Internet Computer|
|2 Word Processors in study carrels||2 Children's Computers|
|Teen Reading Area with 2 Computers, games, a TV/VCR/DVD, Comics Books, Magazines & Puzzles||Children's Reading Area with Computer & games, Book/Audio Tape Sets, a TV/VCR/DVD, Puppets & Toys|
|Videos and DVD Movies for Children and Adults||Music CD's & Listening Station|
|Audio Books on Cassettes, and on CD's for Travel & just for Entertainment||Adult Reading Area with Newspapers, Magazines, Paperbacks, & Large Print Books|
|Word Processing Computers in study carrels for writing letters, business correspondence, resumes, etc.||Public Meeting Room for Educational & Community Service Programs; seats approximately 75|
|Speaker's podium, microphone, overhead & digital projectors, TV, VCR, & kitchenette in Meeting Room||Genealogy Research Area, with genealogy computer, microfilm reader/printer, copy machine, and scanner|
|Bookmobile Service to Shut-Ins, Nursing Homes, Day Care Facilities, Schools, & Community Stops||Interlibrary Loan Service to try to borrow books, requested by you from other libraries, delivered by couriers|
|Wireless Internet Hotspot||Free Coffee in our Foyer Cafe|
|Kentucky Virtual University & Virtual Library paid subscriptions, free to the public, by password||Learn-A-Test paid subscription, free to the public, along with many other free health and medical databases|
|Computer Training (Click the link)||Genealogy Sources (Click the link)|
|Learn A Test: take the GED, ASVAB & other tests online (Click the link)||Research Tools (Click the link)|
|Adult Book Discussion Group (Click it)||Search Engines (Click it)|
|Helpful Links & Gov. Offices (Click it)||Fall Book Sale (Click it)|
|Kentucky Talking Book Library||Frequently Asked Questions:|
In 2004, the Kentucky Talking Book Library celebrated 35 years of serving patrons who are unable to read traditional printed materials. Your may borrow tapes, CD's & recorders free of charge. Some examples of qualifying conditions are: Blindness, Cataracts, Diabetes complications, Eye surgery, Macular Degeneration, Loss or Paralysis of hand or arms, Crippling Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Print allergy, or Stroke. The Library can help you get started. For More Info...
May I schedule a tour of the library?
Yes. Tours can be scheduled for school or community groups.
Meeting Room use must also be reserved in advance. Call 247-2911
Can I get a Bookmobile stop? You are eligible for a Bookmobile stop if you are a shut-in, or if you have no means of transportation to the library. You may call the Library at 270-247-2911 and ask about the regular daily routes to see if the Bookmobile will be in your area and the times it stops there. The Library's main outreach to the community is the Bookmobile.
What is Inter-Library Loan? If you need a book the library does not have, we can try to borrow it from another library for you. Ask us at (270) 247-2911
"Read for the Fun of It, Read for Life!"
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