JCPL at Home

Check out eBooks, get help from librarians, and attend virtual programs. The library is here for you online!


Ask Us

Reference librarians are available to answer questions about your account, help you find a good eBook, answer reference questions, and more.

Contact us using the form on our Ask Us page, by email at [email protected], or by text at (859) 538-5885 (standard messaging rates apply). 

Mon. – Sat. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
                     4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
          Sun.   2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Book a Librarian

Meet one-to-one on Zoom with a professional librarian. During this 30-45 minute appointment, we can help you:

  • Learn to download or stream library eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and videos
  • Learn how to use library resources
  • Research a topic
  • Find a good book
  • And more!

Visit our online events calendar to schedule your appointment.


Book Match: Personalized Book Recommendations

Get personalized eBook and eAudiobook recommendations from JCPL librarians.


Children’s Storytimes

Virtual Storytimes

Are your children 3 or older? Check out our daily virtual storytimes for more reading fun.

Preschool Storytime Online (new content posted @ 10:00 AM)

Elementary Explorers (new content posted @ 2:00 PM)

Snuggle Up Storytime (new content posted @ 7:00 PM)

Storytimes at Home

Visit our blog for rhymes and songs that you can use to create your own Jump & Jive and Mother Goose storytimes at home.


eLibrary

Download or stream eBooks, digital magazines, music, movies, and more.


Get Skilled: Personalized Learning Plans

Learn a new skill with help from JCPL librarians. Fill out the form, and we’ll email you a personalized learning plan of digital resources in about a week.


Library in a Box

Beginning June 8, pick up your library materials at a location near you!

Simply place your holds on a special library card and have your items delivered to a Library in a Box at one of the following locations:

Walmart, 1024 N. Main Street, Nicholasville

Kroger, 200 E. Brannon Road, Nicholasville

WesBanco, 106 S. Lexington Avenue, Wilmore

Apply for a card on our Library in a Box webpage.


Online Events

Meet live on Zoom to ask job search questions, chat with other book lovers in Books and Bites or manga and anime lovers in Teen Virtual Manga Monday, and more.

Visit our YouTube channel for adult and teen craft ideas, gardening tips, STEM lessons, storytimes, etc.

Learn about all our online programs and videos on our events calendar.


Podcasts

Listen to new episodes of the Books & Bites Podcast or to past episodes of The Locust Grove Oral History Podcast and the Parenting Toolkit Podcast.


Summer Learning 2020: Make It Happen

Complete Summer Learning Challenges for all ages. Log your weekly reading and complete activities for a chance to win awesome prizes.  Track your reading and activities on the Beanstack website or on the iOS or Android apps.