McCracken Public Library Plans to Reopen April 20
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - The McCracken County Public Library will be closed until April 20.

Officials had said the library would be closed through March 29 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But on Monday, officials said the library now tentatively plans to reopen on Monday, April 20. This decision was based on recommendations from the Governor's office and the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

As a health and safety precaution, all book drops are closed. Patrons are asked to keep and enjoy their materials at home until the library reopens. No fines will accrue through the end of April.

Residents of Kentucky and Massac County, IL are eligible to apply for digital services cards to access e-books, e-audiobooks, and streaming music and videos. To apply for a card, go to

Library staff are busy putting together online programs for youth and adults. As new content becomes available, it will be shared on the library’s Facebook page.

Currently a limited number of staff are in the building to answer phones. To speak to a librarian, call 270-442-2510 9 am to 7 pm Monday - Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday. Please note that telephone reference service hours are subject to change.


Published 09:01 AM, Monday Mar. 23, 2020
Updated 09:01 AM, Monday Mar. 23, 2020



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