Drop Your Drawers at the Library! @ JCPL
Nov 1 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 @ 11:59 pm

Make your
next visit to the Library a brief one, for a good cause, as part of Jessamine
County Public Library’s Drop Your Drawers campaign.

Drop off
packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, from
November 1 – December 31, at the Customer Service Desk. Donations will help
replenish Jessamine County schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and
provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Centers.

The need is
great. Schools are handing out 50 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to
accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to
bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss
valuable learning time in the classroom.For each new, unopened pack of underwear you donate at the Customer Service Desk your name will be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card!

Thanksgiving–Library Closed @ JCPL at Main Library
Nov 23 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

The library will be closed Thursday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Intro to the JCPL Creative Space @ JCPL at Computer Lab
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

During this class, attendees will learn about JCPL’s Creative Space. Policies and procedures of the space will be covered as well as a brief introduction to software used to with the 3D printers and laser cutter. At the end of class, attendees will be given the opportunity to agree to the written policy for use of the Creative Space (juveniles must have a parent or guardian attend with them and sign the agreement) and schedule a time for the second part of the Creative Space training. For questions, please email

Buddy the Elf Party @ JCPL at Meeting Room 1/2/3/4/5/6
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Come enjoy our Buddy the Elf Party!  Props from the movie on display all day (on loan from Asbury University’s School of Communication). 

2:00 pm Time to Spread some Christmas Cheer: make beautiful paper snowflakes, Name that Tune: Christmas edition, go through Buddy the Elf’s obstacle course, enjoy a game of “snowball” toss, and put your favorite Buddy quote on a button.

3:30 pm  Show off your finest elf outfit and participate in the elf costume contest.  Prizes for all age groups!

4:00 pm Movie, the Elf, begins.  The movie will end in time to watch the St. Nich parade as it passes the library on Main Street.

Light refreshments will be served.  Registration not required.

Storybook Showcase Opening Night @ JCPL at Meeting Room 3/4
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come support local teen authors from Mrs. Onkst’s East Jessamine High School creative writing class. They will be present to discuss the creative process behind the picture books they have created. The books were designed for a preschool audience but can be enjoyed by all. Following this event, the students’ art will be on display in the main library through the end of December. Light refreshments provided.

Ukulele Holiday Sing-Along @ JCPL at By the fireplace
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Warm up your holidays with tunes played on the national instrument of Hawaii – the ukulele! Join Sandra, Patti and Gretchen – also known as “Broom Temperature” – for a fun sing-along by the fireplace.

Read Off Your Fines @ JCPL at Ask a Librarian Desk
Dec 20 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jan 2 2018 @ 11:59 pm

Here’s how it works:Reading must be done in the library.Fines will be forgiven on overdue items only, not on lost items.Each 15 minutes of reading forgives $1.50.Reading must be completed in 15 minute increments.Maximum Read Off Your Fines time is 2 hours per day.An adult, parent or caregiver may read to a pre-reading child.Available for all ages.To sign in, stop by the Ask a Librarian Desk.

Board of Trustees Meeting @ JCPL at Boardroom
Dec 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING [Board meetings are tentatively scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month. However, at each monthly meeting Trustees will officially schedule the regular meeting for the following month (JCPL By-laws, Article VII, section 1).]

Christmas Eve–Library Closed @ JCPL at Main Library
Dec 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

The library will be closed for Christmas Eve. 

Christmas–Library Closed @ JCPL at Main Library
Dec 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

The library will be closed for Christmas.