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Feeling a little bored during quarantine? Try out a Digital Escape Room! Just solve the puzzles to escape. When you try out these escape rooms, make sure to post a picture using the hashtag #scplfromhome and tag us @scplibraryky! Special thanks to all the wonderful librarians who...

The Shelby County Public Library is bringing Story Times to your home while we are closed! Although the story times will be virtual and recorded, each will follow the same format as our regular story time. Families can join Ms. Megan, the Youth Services Librarian,...

Before we make a decision to spend our hard-earned money to purchase something we need or want, we want to make sure we’re buying something worth having. Sometimes with so many mixed reviews, it’s hard to know who to trust. That’s where Consumer Reports comes...

Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:20 PM: The Shelby County Public Library will be closed, beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. This decision was made tonight by the Board of Trustees after a recommendation from the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. We will be closed until further...

Introduction The Shelby County Public Library (SCPL) is nearing its one-hundred-and-twentieth year of continued operation. SCPL opened in 1903 and has served the residents of Shelby County ever since. The original library in Shelby County opened in 1899 above the firehouse at Fountain Square on 5th and...

Throughout history, there have been several incidents when groups of people thought it best to destroy literature. Whether the reasoning was to make "all history begin with him" as the Chinese Emperor Shih Huang Ti perceived in 213 BC, or prove a new leader had...

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