Hopkins County - Madisonville Public Library

425 E Center St
Madisonville, KY 42431



Our library began in a little room in the back of Miss Georgia Bishop's shop on the corner of South Main and Bishop Street in 1921. On April 17, 1926 the library moved to 107 Union Street (which now houses the Historical Society) where it flourished for 49 years. The door to the current location was opened on February 2, 1975. The library now has over 37,000 library card holders, 85,000 books and an annual circulation of over 200,000. In 1976 the Branch Library in Dawson Springs was opened with funds from a demonstration project grant.

We are funded by an inter-local agreement between the City of Madisonville and Hopkins County government. We receive minimal state funding; monetary donations are welcome. Memorial contributions, Bestsellers Club purchases and birthday gifts are acknowledged by bookplates and cards to the Honoree or to their family. We are very proud of the changes we have been able to implement within our budgetary constraints.

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