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John L. Street Library

The John L. Street Library started as a bookmobile in 1954.  The bookmobile still runs six regular routes a month.  The library is now located at 244 Main Street.  The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and is closed on Sunday.  The Director is Pam Thomas Metts.

The John L. Street Library contains more than 30,000 books, approximately 1000 music CDs, over 400 videotapes, around 650 DVDs, audio books on tape and CD, seven newspapers, over 120 magazines (including children's), a microfilm reader featuring records from 1820-1997 from the Trigg County courthouse, plus death certificates from 1911-1956, fax and copier services, interlibrary loan from any library in the state and several other states, Internet access with six PCs and six laptops, and wireless access is available and notary services.

Several new databases have been added to the library website ( our email address is: and on the computers at the John L. Street Library, including Heritage Quest, New Bank, and Kentucky Virtual Library.  Ancestry Library Genealogy and West Law databases can be accessed in the library.  The web site also features pictures of Fairholme, and the Library Notes for the newspaper, bookmobile schedule, and an online card catalog.
The display case is filled each month with a new collection from one of our patrons. Genealogy information can also be found at the library.  Ann McAtee, a volunteer, is available to help with research on Tuesdays.
Storytime is on Wednesdays at 10:30 for children ages two to five years of age.  Ms. Cheryl Boyd is in charge of the Children's programs.  A Summer Reading program can be enjoyed every Wednesday in July at 10:00 and 1 p.m.   All children ages two to 12 are welcome.
The smiling faces at the front desk are Kim Fortner, Betsy Herndon, Pam Metts, Katie Moore, LouAnn Moore, Charlotte Mewbourne, Cheryl Boyd, and student worker Chastity Thomas, and volunteers Ann McAtee, Jane Ann Pace, and Robin Vidrick.
The library board members are President Penny Wallace, Vice President Donnie Pogue, Secretary Linda Braboy, Treasurer Lucy Helen Miller and Member Relissa Torian.
You can now become a fan of the library on Facebook. You can keep up with what is going on at the library and read the weekly Library Notes from the Cadiz Record.
For more information about the John L. Street Library, call 270-522-6301, fax 270-522-1107, or visit us on the Internet at or email us at

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