Explore Your Library During JCPL’s Welcome Week

Has it been months since you last visited the library? Years? Did you stop by last week? Maybe you’re new in town or only now once again comfortable with social gatherings after the pandemic.

No matter the case, you are invited to JCPL’s Welcome Week.

Happening September 11-17, 2022, Welcome Week features programs and activities designed to introduce JCPL’s collections and services.

During JCPL’s Welcome Week, you can:

  • Complete drop-in Creative Space projects
  • Dabble in come-and-go crafting
  • Enjoy music performed by JCPL staff
  • And much more!

Most Welcome Week programs do not require registration and invite you to stop by at your convenience

On Monday, September 12, 10:00 a.m., Welcome Week kicks off with a special proclamation from Jessamine County Judge Executive David K. West, recognizing September as Library Card Sign-up Month in the county. Join us in the main library to hear from Judge West. 

Then, all week long, discover what JCPL has to offer! See the full schedule of Welcome Week programs on our Events Calendar. Be sure to visit the Customer Service Desk and register for a library card* if you don’t already have one. 

JCPL’s Welcome Week coincides with Library Card Sign-up Month, which occurs each year in September.

Library Card Sign-up Month uplifts libraries’ crucial roles in education and personal development: among others, libraries provide programs and spaces that spark creativity, introduce new ideas, and stimulate an interest in learning and exploration.

Access educational programs and media from JCPL, including storytimes for children and families, online learning services like Tutor.com and LinkedIn Learning, and one-on-one help for job seekers.

Beyond educational opportunities, contemporary public libraries offer a wealth of exciting resources to library cardholders.

At JCPL, you can build and engineer in the Creative Space; pursue original multimedia ideas in the Recording Studio; borrow movies and video games for cozy nights in; and uncover special interests with items from the Library of Things, including guitars and sewing machines.

Whether you’re starting a new school year, looking for a fresh career opportunity, or discovering your latest hobby, find what you need at JCPL. Your library card is your key to unlocking these resources.

*Please bring a valid photo ID and proof of your current address to sign up for a library card.