The Shelby County Public Library is committed to ensuring the public is aware of the programs and services offered by the Library.
Below, find an archive of this year’s press releases as well as a media kit which includes logos for the Shelby County Public Library, the Carnegie Library Center, photos of SCPL and the CLC, and 2019 editions of From the Stacks, the SCPL newsletter.
Library Board of Trustees publications, including budgets, minutes, and agendas are available upon request.
January 9, 2021
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, we announced that the Library would temporarily shut down after staff exposure to COVID-19. Since then, we have extended our temporary closure to meet CDC guidelines for exposure to COVID-19. The Library will be closed until Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All in-person services will be unavailable while the Library is closed. Curbside service will resume on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
The annual Adult Winter Read program has been postponed and will now begin on Tuesday, January 19th. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we move forward with the health and safety of our staff and community in mind.
January 4, 2021
The Shelby County Public Library has added ten new items to its collection: wireless hotspots, helping to close the digital divide in Shelby County. A major tenant of the library’s long range plan and mission statement is to continue to support the needs of the community, which includes providing access to the internet, whether that is at the library or throughout the county.
April 21, 2020
The theme for the 2020 Summer Reading is Imagine Your Story. Such a theme, chosen well before the COVID-19 outbreak began, is particularly apt for these difficult times. In that spirit, we are not cancelling the Summer Reading program, but instead making significant changes to the structure of the program.
March 16, 2020.
On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Shelby County Public Library (SCPL) Board of Trustees voted in an emergency session to close the Library until further notice. The decision to close was not made lightly. Our only goal is to help ensure the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community.
July 10, 2019.
Kentucky natives and authors Steve Flairty and Kim Michele Richardson will discuss their recent books Kentucky Everyday Heroes, Vol. 5, and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, respectively, at the Library later this summer.
Embargoed for release until July 3, 2019
Can you (or your teenager) break out of the Library in just 45 minutes and solve the mystery of the town of Monowi at the same time? The Library invites you to come find out on July 19 at 5:30 and 6:30. Because of the special nature of this event, the Library is limiting the number of attendees to just 20 and encourages those planning to attend to register before the rooms fill up and to ensure that there is plenty of food for all attendees.
Released May 1, 2019
The Shelby County Public Library (SCPL) has joined more than 16,000 libraries across the country to participate in the summer reading program, A Universe of Stories. In collaboration with NASA, SCPL and libraries across the country have created a veritable launch pad filled with STEM resources, activities, and training opportunities that libraries can utilize to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. This summer learning program will coincide with NASA’s sixty years of achievement and its celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.
Released March 25, 2019
The Shelby County Public Library is happy to announce the grand opening of the new Carnegie Library Center. The Carnegie Library Center (CLC) allows us to offer more programs in a modern and updated space. The Grand Opening coincides with National Library Week, and the Library has events scheduled for every day of the week. The official grand opening ceremony is Saturday, April 13 from 10 A.M.-12 P.M. and will include music by the band Byrd Law, a meet-and-great with the Board of Trustees, Pete the Cat, and a Pete the Cat book giveaway for the first 200 families. The Main Building of the Library will be closed during the Grand Opening Ceremony but will reopen after the ceremony for normal business hours.
We have recently unveiled our new logo as well as the logo and branding for the Carnegie Library Center. When needing a logo or branding materials, use the resources below.