Nichelle Faughn, Director of the George Coon Public Library, was in studio Wednesday morning to talk to WPKY about some upcoming events at the library.

Nichelle first told listeners of the upcoming Quilt Show Reception on Thursday, April 26th, at 6PM in the library’s auditorium. The reception is free and open to all in the public to come and meet and greet the quilters whose quilts were part of the library’s Quilt Show. Participants will also be able to view the quilts during the reception, but can also stop by the library during normal hours until the end of April. Refreshments will be provided during the reception.

Nichelle then said that there will be an Imagination Library Launch Party on Thursday, May 3rd, from 5 to 7PM in the library’s auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and Nichelle encouraged parents of children ages newborn through five to come and register them for the Imagination Library. All registered children will receive a free age appropriate book every month mailed directly to their house until they age out when they turn six. Community participation and donations of $25 per child per year cover the costs of the books. The launch party will include activities, popcorn, cupcakes, and more! For more information you can call the library at 270-365-2884.

Also on Thursday, May 3rd, from 3:30 to 4:45pm, the library will have it’s last Hot Cocoa Club until school resumes in the fall. The Hot Cocoa Club is a book club for students in first through fifth grades where they discuss a book, eat a snack, and of course, drink some hot cocoa. The book club is free but you must register by calling the library at 270-365-2884.

Then, on Friday, May 4th, the library will have a “May the Fourth Be with You” Star Wars party from 5 to 7PM in the library’s auditorium. The event is free and open to all ages and will include Star Wars themed snacks, games, trivia, a photo booth, costume contest, and more! Though the event is free the library is asking that you call and register so they know how many to prepare for.

Nichelle then told listeners that there will be a Recipe Review on Monday, May 7th, from 10AM to 1PM. Joni Phelps from the Caldwell County Extension Office will be there with samples of May’s recipe from the Nutrition Education Program Calendar, which will be turkey meatball wraps. The event is come and go, so you can stop by anytime between 10AM and 1PM, taste test the recipe, and even take home a copy of the recipe for yourself.

Nichelle then mentioned that there will be another Rock Painting Party on Tuesday, May 8th. They will have two class times, the first at 4PM, the second at 5PM, and both are free and open to the public, however you must register by calling the library at 270-365-2884 as there is limited class space.

Then on Thursday, May 10th, they will have their next Craft Night starting at 6PM. Craft Night is open to all ages and is $5 per person to cover cost of supplies. The class in May will make a paper flower from decorative scrapbooking paper. Please call the library at 270-365-2884 to register today as class size is limited to 30 participants.

Nichelle then told listeners of a special program coming up on Thursday, May 29th, from 6 to 7:30PM in the library’s auditorium. A Chautauqua Speaker from the Kentucky Humanities Council will give a performance as Nancy Green, better known as “Aunt Jemima” from the popular pancake mix. Nancy Green was a slave born in Montgomery County, Kentucky in 1834, who was later freed and became the face of R.T. Davis’ pre-mixed, self-rising pancake mix. The performance will give her life story going from slave to household name and becoming one of the first prosperous African American women in US history.

Nichelle then reminded listeners that they are still accepting donations of gently used books for the Black Patch Book Sale in September. They will gladly take all gently used hardbacks, paperbacks, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs, however, they will not accept any text books because they quickly become outdated. You can drop off donations at the library during regular business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 9AM to 5PM and on Saturdays from 9AM to Noon.

Nichelle then told listeners to keep an eye out as the registration for summer reading programs would begin soon, with the first meetings beginning in June. The library has a summer reading program for children, teens, and adults. For more information you can call the library at 270-365-2884.

You can catch the full interview with Nichelle Faughn below.

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