Holidaze Community Festival

You are invited to attend the Holidaze Community Festival from 4 to 7pm on Monday, December 5, 2022, at The Bruce. This open house/fair style event is FREE, open to the public and is especially geared toward our local K-6 families. Children and adults of all ages are invited to attend! There will be something for everyone to enjoy!

July Books at the Bar

Join the Books-At-The-Bar Book club as we delve into The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams.
This book begins in 1901, as the first Oxford English Dictionary is being created and where Esme is born into a world of words. She is motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the ‘Scriptorium’, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford
English Dictionary. Esme’s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard.
Esme’s journey begins when a slip of paper containing the word ‘bondmaid’ flutters to the floor, she rescues it and stashes it in her friends wooden box. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. These words help her make sense of the world.
Esme soon realizes that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women’s experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words.
There are many details that are unpacked in this book over the course of 80 years. It begins when the women’s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men.


Summer Stories

The Hopkinsville-Christian County Imagination Library is honored to partner with Save the Children Foundation to present “Summer Stories”; a 30-day reading challenge beginning in July.
Save the Children and Imagination Library are challenging children ages birth to 5 years old to read at least 15 minutes a day from July 1-July 31. Save the Children has provided resources, and funding to help bring this challenge to local youth in Christian County, to promote the continuation of reading during the summer break.
Save the Children Foundation is an international humanitarian organization that provides opportunities for children in the U.S. and around the world a healthy start in life with resources to learn through the proper educational tools.
Books that are read in July for Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library’s Summer Reading can be logged as times during Summer Stories. Every Wednesday during the month of July the Imagination Library will be hosting story time at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library at 10am.
•6th Shark frenzy
•13th Family Day
•20th Summer Time Vibes
•27th Pizza Day (story time outside)
Reading logs are available at, the Imagination Library Facebook page or in person at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library circulation desk.Each child will get a participation prize, as well as a thank you gift for guardians. Anyone in Christian County can register using the following link or in person at the library circulation desk. Registration will begin June 30th, 2022.
The HCCPL Imagination Library has distributed over 24,000 books in Christian County from January 22 – June 22. If you know of a child in Christian County that could benefit from this program, please visit to register online or contact Ka’Dessa Snorton at 270-887-4242 x110