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Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading is here!

Ready to take the next giant leap for mankind? We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with the 2019 Summer Reading Club, which runs Monday, May 20th through Saturday, August 3rd! There are loads of great prizes for kids and adults who complete the program.

You can sign up online using our Beanstack site, or you can sign up in person at the Clarksville or Jeffersonville locations. Be sure to check out our online calendar to see all of the fun events we have planned this summer, too.

Join us in exploring a Universe of Stories!

maintenance construction

Main Library Construction Updates

For more information on the Main Library renovation project, visit our renovation project page.

Access Restrictions

The following areas are unavailable either temporarily or permanently:

  • North Program Room – unavailable through June 6, 2019
  • South Program Room – unavailable for the duration of the renovation
  • Gates Computer Lab – unavailable for the duration of the renovation
  • South entrancepermanently closed; emergency exit only

Please note that the meeting rooms at the Clarksville Branch are available for public use during this time, and many Main Library programs have been relocated there. You can use these links to reserve a meeting room or view our online calendar.

I Love Libraries

Appreciating the ‘powerful good’ of the public library

As the American Library Association bestows its 2018 “I Love My Librarian” awards, librarian Kristen Arnett expresses her humble opinion on why visiting a library is the best way to show your appreciation:

Everyone says they want to support their local library, like they support using reusable water bottles, no cell phones at the dinner table, and the quiet car on trains.

But do they really? Folks tend to think of libraries in the abstract. It’s less a physical space and more of a concept, a powerful good in the universe that everyone believes in unconditionally, like Santa Claus or Beyonce.

So how do you support your library? Leave a nice comment on their blog? An appreciative Facebook post? A well-timed tweet about them that gets a zillion retweets?

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