Graves County Library Plans December Programs
By WestKyStar & Graves County Library Staff
MAYFIELD - In conjunction with the Mayfield Animal Shelter, the Graves County Public Library will host a special program called Paws to Read. It will be every first Thursday of each month at 4 pm and will allow children to read aloud to a therapy dog or cat for 15 minutes. Patient, nonjudgmental pets help reluctant readers gain confidence and comfort with reading. Parents will need to fill out and sign a waiver before their child can participate. This program is open to children in grades K-6. 
The Graves County Public library has two special programs throughout the school year. The library's Lego Program will be the first Monday of every month at 5 pm and daughter date night will be the first Tuesday of each month at 5 pm. For Lego night children can come and create anything out of their imagination and during daughter date night adults can come with their children and make a craft to take home together. 
To help the community, the Graves County Public Library is offering Food for Fines. Bring food donations to the library during the months of November and December. You will get $1 in current fines waived for each can or package of the following foods: peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna, canned vegetables, soups, or fruit, boxed meals, cereal, pasta, toilet paper or paper towels. This applies to fines only and will not apply to replacement costs of items which were lost or damaged. Please do not try to donate open, rusty or damaged packages, repackaged or expired food.  It will be given to the Food Pantry in Mayfield.  

The Library’s teen advisory board will have its anime night on Friday December 7th from 4-7 pm. They will play games and have pizza. Prizes will be given out and participants can come dressed as their favorite characters. 
Come by the library and decorate your own yummy cookies to eat. This year for Christmas the Graves County Public Library will host a cookie swap on Tuesday, Dec. 11th at 3 pm. Bring a recipe to share or just come by and decorate cookies to eat. This event is for all ages.
The Graves County Public Library will host Teen Art Studio on Friday, Dec. 14th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Hang out and create your own masterpiece at the library. They will have paint, colored pencils, coloring pages, poster board, washi tape, & more. 
On Saturday, Dec.15th at 10:30 am the Graves County Public Library will have a Christmas Ornament Workshop. All supplies will be provided and participants will be able to make their very own ornaments for Christmas. 
The Graves County Public Library will have Bingo night on Monday, Dec. 17th at 5 pm. All supplies will be provided and it is free for all ages. There will be prizes for winners. All will play for a couple of hours. 

The library will host family movie night on Tuesday, Dec. 18th at 5 pm. They will watch an eight-year-old troublemaker protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Free drinks and popcorn will be served. Children under the age of 10 should be with an adult. The library will also have games to play along with the chance to win a prize. 
Local author John Davis will be at the library for a book signing on Thursday, Dec, 20th at 3 pm. He will discuss his new book about Mayfield called “As I Recall.”  Due to the high demand, there will be no copies available for purchase at the signing, but you will be able to order a copy at the event.

If you have questions about any of December's events, contact the library at 270-247-2911.

Published 09:00 AM, Saturday Dec. 01, 2018
Updated 10:46 PM, Thursday Nov. 29, 2018