Nichelle Faughn, Director of the George Coon Public Library, was in studio Monday morning to talk to WPKY about things going on at the library.

First Nichelle spoke about the Children’s Summer Reading Program and their next event on Tuesday, July 18th, Community Helpers. The event will feature several first responders, including someone from the fire department, police department, and possibly Emergency Management Services, and kids will be able to see their vehicles and learn more about the various departments that help the community.

She then spoke about the upcoming George Coon Public Library Amazing Race event on Saturday, July 22nd starting at 7am at the library. The event is connected to the Adult Summer Reading Program, but is open to the public for ages 18 and older, however, the library is asking those interested to call to sign up and those that wish to sign up must sign up as teams. Each team will then be given a packet day of that will take them all around town and will include challenges as well as clues. The winning team will receive dinner for four from a local restaurant.

Nichelle then talked about the two events the library will be having surrounding the eclipse in August. On August 8th and 6pm they will be making pin hole projectors and will be handing out eclipse glasses. Then on August 15th and 6pm Dr. Dave Loans will be there presenting a family friendly science show that will talk about the science behind an eclipse.

She then spoke about the Friends of the Library Book Sale during the week leading up to Black Patch in September. The sale will be on September 2nd, then September 5th through the 8th. The sale will include books, audio books, magazines, CDs, and etc. and most are donated from community members.

Nichelle then spoke about the recent changes to library cards. For several years George Coon Public Library Cards weren’t a physical card, but they reinstated the cards this past January because the library joined the Kentucky Library’s Unbound system that houses audio books and ebooks. In order to access audio books and ebooks a user must provide the number on the back of their library card before downloading the content.

Nichelle ended by talking about the auditorium that is available to rent out for events. Anyone who is interested in renting the space just needs to call the library and see if the date and time are free. However, the auditorium can not be used for personal use, like parties, or for profit, like selling a product.

You can catch the full interview with Nichelle Faughn below.