Hold Lists Gotcha Down? Feels like it's Miles-Long?


We know how the story goes: Stephen King releases a new thriller and suddenly the hold list is 75 deep and growing, or the next book in a popular series is already looking at 43 holds a month before its release. Maybe it’s the latest book-to-movie blockbuster and you're scrambling to get your hands on the book before catching it on the big screen, NoveList can help.

Whether you're looking to find another twisted, creepy thriller, a series read-alike, or even a listen-alike for all you audiobook fans, you can find something you'll love with just a few clicks in NoveList.

Read Away Your Fines


K-12 students can have their late fees forgiven just by reading books! Books must be read in the library, in view of a library employee. (Be sure to let the librarian know you're going to be reading away your late fees before you start so they'll know to set the timer!) You get $1.00 in late fees forgiven for every 15 minutes you read! For more information, talk to the Children's Librarian at your branch.

We cannot forgive lost or damaged material fees.

Notification of Bids

This Advertisement for Bids is issued by the Marshall County Public Library, 1003 Poplar Street, Benton, KY 42025. The Marshall County Public Library Board will receive sealed lump sum bids for the construction of a new public Library facility @ Benton until the bid time and date at the location given below. Owner will consider bids prepared, submitted as described below, in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders issued by Owner, and delivered as follows: Bid Date: March 29, 2018 Bid Time: 2:00 p.m., local time. Location: Marshall County Public Library Benton, Meeting Room, 1003 Poplar Street, Benton, KY Bids will be thereafter publicly opened and read aloud. Project Identification: Marshall County Public Library, Benton. Project Location: 1150 Birch Street, Benton, Kentucky Owner: Marshall County Public Library, Ms. Kristi Tucker, Director, 1003 Poplar Street, Benton, KY Architect: CMS Architects, PO Box 570, Paducah, KY 42002 Project Description: In general, The project consists of construction of a two story Library facility totaling approximately 30,000 s.f. along with site and utility improvements for a 1.6 acre site. The facilities design includes, but not necessary limited to, reinf. conc.ftg & flr. slabs.; ICF ext. walls; Structural Steel col., bms. & joists, lt ga metal trusses/framg., decking, rigid insul, closed cell spray foam insul, batt insul.; Gyp. Sheathing/wall bd., water proofing, metal roofg; brick veneer, aluminum frames & windows, doors/ frames/hdwre; EIFS; sat clg.; paintg, various floor fin; supporting MPE systems for plumbing, HVAC, sprinkler, FA, ltg., power, data. Site design includes earthwork, concrete paving, walks, stormwater, railings, supporting utility improvements for sanitary sewer, water, electrical. Bid security shall be submitted with each bid in the amount of 5 percent of the bid amount. Bid security shall be in the form of a bid bond issued/executed by an acceptable surety company or a certified check. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 30 days after opening of bids. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities. Prebid Meeting: A Prebid meeting for all interested parties will be held on March 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., local time. Prospective bidders are requested to attend. Printed Procurement and Contracting Documents: Obtain after March 5, 2018 by contacting Paducah Blueprint, 999 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. Documents will be provided to prime bidders/ sub-contractors/ suppliers; only complete sets of documents will be issued. Deposit (refundable amount): $400.00 made payable to the M.C. Public Library. The $400 deposit will be held and refunded to each person who returns the plans and specifications in usable condition within fourteen (14) days of the bid opening date. After this fourteen day period no refunds will be made for Plans and Specifications returned. A maximum of two sets may be obtained by refundable deposit. Additional sets over two may be purchased for $400.00 with no refund. Shipping: Additional shipping charges as determined by Paducah Blueprint will apply. Electronic copies of documents may also be obtained provided one hard copy set as noted above is obtained prior. A nonrefundable amount determined by and payable to Paducah Blueprint shall be required. Due to the ease of sharing electronic information in a third party arrangement or partial context, bidders are cautioned to reference the Instruction to Bidders Article 3.1.3 and the responsibilities for errors or misinterpretations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of bidding documents. Viewing Procurement and Contracting Documents are available at the locations below: MC Public Library @ Benton, 1003 Poplar Street, Benton, KY CMS Architects, 1117 North 8th Street, Paducah, KY Marcum Engineering, 500 South 17th Street, Paducah, KY Various agencies. Bidders must be properly licensed under the laws governing their respective trades and be able to obtain insurance and bonds required for the Work. A Performance Bond, Labor and Material Payment Bond, and Insurance in a form acceptable to Owner and in an amount of 100 percent of the contract amount plus all direct material and equipment values designated in the bid as breakout items to be acquired by the Owner, through the direct purchase order agreement process, will be required of the successful Bidder.

Overdrive Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Overdrive Tips

Please be aware that when searching for e-book and e-audio holdings in Overdrive, you must be logged into your account in order to view the total number copies the library owns and their availability status.

Frequently Asked Questions

-How do I read library eBooks on my NOOK device?

If you are using a NOOK eReader (not a tablet), follow these instructions - please be aware, you will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions (another piece of software) on your computer to get the books onto your NOOK.

-How many eBooks and/or eAudiobooks can I check out or place on hold?

You may check out a maximum of 12 eBooks and/or eAudiobooks at one time.

You may have a maximum of 10 eBooks and/or eAudiobooks on hold at one time.

-How do I renew Overdrive eBooks?

Three days (72 hours) before the book is due, you should have the option to renew the title. Start by opening up the Library's Overdrive website. Next, sign into your Library account using your Library Card number and PIN. Select "my account", and go to "loans." Now, select the title, and then click the renew button and follow the instructions. IF THE RENEW BUTTON DOES NOT APPEAR, that means that someone else has a hold on that title and you will not be able to renew it.

-How do I return Overdrive eBooks from a Kindle/Kindle-enabled device?

Unfortunately, at this time, you are unable to return e-books downloaded for Kindle through the Overdrive app. Instead, follow these steps:

1) Log into your account on Amazon.com. From the Amazon homepage, under “Your Account”, select Manage Your Content and Devices.”

2) You will be prompted to re-enter your Amazon login and password; log in as instructed.

3) A list of all your digital content will be displayed. All Overdrive titles will have “Borrowed” listed next them. When returning a title, click on the box with the ellipsis (…) next to the title you wish to return and select “Return this book.”

-How do I remove the covers of already returned e-books from my Kindle library?

1) Login to Manage Your Kindle

2) Select “Borrows” from the dropdown box second from the left.

3) Under “Actions” select the box with an ellipsis and another box will pop up showing the borrowed/expired item. Select “Delete.”

4) Sync your Kindle and the cover will disappear from your device’s library.