Please join our excitement as we renovate and expand our building and services. You can watch the excitement unfold on the Bourbon County Digital Library at http://diglib.bourbonlibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook.

The beautiful Carnegie
Demolition begins at 717 High Street
Demolition at 709 High Street
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Demolition at 709 High Street
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The Rubble Pile
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Removal of the 1988 Addition
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Renovation starts on 2nd Floor of Carnegie
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Renovation on the 1st Floor of the Carnegie
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Our Superior Services

The Paris-Bourbon County Library provides the materials and services to help our community residents obtain information to meet their personal, educational, and professional needs. With the use of written, audio, and computer technology, the library serves as a learning and educational center for all residents of the community.

Our Public Library is also an invaluable resource for research, pleasure reading, entertainment and community activities for the many residents of Paris and Bourbon County. If you live or work in Paris and Bourbon County or live in a county adjacent to Bourbon County you are eligible for a free library card. Here are some of the items you can check out and services you take advantage of with your Public Library Card.

We offer is a Pre-School story hour as well as a summer reading program and summer activity program. Adult programs of interest to the community are held throughout the year. A coin-op photocopier and fax service are provided for a fee. There are 20 computers with full internet access available for the public; these computers also provide access to programs for word processing and document delivery. Most services and items are provided to Paris and Bourbon County patrons free of charge.

The Wee Room, a room for children ages birth-8 A picture of computers in the children's area Picutre of the Paris-Bourbon County Library The stacks at the Paris-Bourbon County Library

FOR THE KIDS

When school lets out, come down to the library! We’ll be singing songs, reading stories, learning rhymes, playing games and doing activities. Children ages birth-12 are the intended audience, but any age is welcome. Programs will last about half and hour, but children are welcome to stay and read or play for as long as they like.

FOR THE TEENS

The Teen Center houses a popular and up to date collection for ages 12-18; Additionally, the Library offers many free and exciting services, events and different programs for teens. For materials we have graphic novels, books in print and e-format, magazines and audio books in CD, Playway, and e-format. Come on in and use our computers, which include a Mac and Linux box dedicated to just the teens.

ADULTS

Fully automated, visitors may access the Library’s collection, as well as the collections of other member libraries, through any of the computers. The Library will borrow materials from other libraries for patrons who need items that are not in our collection. We also have specialized databases available for online research.

SENIORS

Seniors! Spend a morning watching a movie chosen just for you, and enjoy the opportunity to meet and visit with friends. The movie will be shown in our Community Room, boasting a large projection screen and surround sound. This event is scheduled to be held on the last Wednesday of each month at 10:00am.

PARIS-BOURBON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
716 Main Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361
Phone: 859-987-4419
Fax: 859-987-2421