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Corbin Library Board working to close funding hole on annex project

The Corbin Library Board is continuing its efforts to find more than $100,000 needed to fund renovations to the annex building. At its regular monthly meeting Thursday night, the board members noted that the original cost of the project, which came in at $1.2 million, had been...

Corbin Library to host Kelly O. Brengelman as, ‘Rosie the Riveter’

During World War II 310,000 American women worked to produce aircraft for the war effort and none was more famous than Kentucky’s Rose Leigh. Working at the Willow Run bomber factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan as a riveter on B-24 heavy bombers, the Pulaski County native was featured...

Corbin Library hosting teen Lego event

Legos know no age limit and the Corbin Public Library is opening its collection to teens. At 5 p.m. Monday, the library will host its inaugural Teen Lego Night. Library officials said unlike the regular Lego club which permits children to build what they want, the teens (grades...

Corbin Public Library may serve as site of census worker training

The Corbin Public Library Board will have one and possibly two new members. At Thursday regular board meeting, the members voted on secret ballots to make recommendations to the Corbin City Commission on two members. The seats belong to Brenda Jones and Thelma “Frankie” Sasser....

Corbin Library plans teen spaghetti, marshmallow building challenge

The Corbin Public Library is offering area teens the opportunity to show off their building skills using marshmallows and spaghetti. On Feb. 12, the library will host the Teen Marshmallow Building Challenge. Sasha Ledger, circulation manager at the library, said the challenge...

Corbin Public Library board discusses adding notary public to library services

The Corbin Public Library is considering adding notary public to its public services. At the regular meeting of the library board last Thursday, the board members asked Director Donna Chadwell to contact the library’s attorney, Wes Tipton to determine whether or not it would be...

Corbin Public Library challenges parents to read 1,000 books to children before they start kindergarten

The Corbin Public Library is encouraging local parents to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. “By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills,”...

Corbin Library holding book signing for local author

The Corbin Public Library will hold a book signing for local author Patricia Estep O’Neal Friday night. O’Neal’s book, “Wait ‘Till You Hear This One,” is a series of humorous essays in which O’Neal describes her family and childhood in the hills of Appalachia. The book includes...

Corbin, Whitley Library boards hammer out contract

Members of the Corbin and Whitley Library Boards of Directors met in joint session Tuesday to work out a tax revenue sharing agreement. After several back-and-forth contract proposals, members of the Corbin and Whitley County Library boards came together Tuesday night to hammer...

Corbin Public Library ‘Run for Literacy’ 5K set for Saturday

The Corbin Public Library is hosting its “Run for Literacy” 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday. The annual event will start and end in front of the library on Laurel Ave. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. The cost is $25. Diane Mitchell with the Friends of the Corbin Public Library said...
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