Feeding Our Community

In honor of the upcoming holidays, this month’s Civic Lab focuses on food insecurity in our community. Get informed, join the discussion, and participate in activities. For each activity you submit, you’ll be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com. Find out more on our Civic Lab webpage. This Thanksgiving, the Jessamine County…

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5 Ways to Research the Candidates

With the midterm election just around the corner, we decided to extend the deadline for submitting activities to the October Civic Lab to November 6. For each activity you submit, you'll be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

One of the activities is to find out one thing that you didn't already know about a candidate. Here are five easy ways to learn about the candidates and issues at stake.


1. Local Newspapers

Find out about local candidates in The Jessamine Journal or the Lexington Herald-Leader. Both are available at the library in print or online through the NewsBank database, which you can access at https://www.jesspublib.org/databases-by-subject. If you are using the database from home, enter your library card number as your password.

5 ways to research the candidates infographic.

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5 Things Kentucky Voters Should Know Before Heading to the Polls

With the midterm election coming up on November 6, October's Civic Lab explores the topic of voting. Get informed, join the discussion, and participate in activities. For each activity you submit, you'll be entered to win a $75 Amazon gift card. Visit our Civic Lab page to find out more.


1. The deadline to register is Oct. 9.

You can register or update your registration online at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky. Review your registration at https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/VIC.

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5 Ways to Win Big This Summer

Here’s a roundup of some of the many different ways you can win at your library this summer! 5. Weekly Giveaways on Instagram In honor of this year’s Get Creative summer learning theme, we hope to spark some creativity in our Instagram feed. Answer our questions about creativity, and you could win $25 gift cards…

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