Rowan County Public Library

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For the safety of our community and for RCPL staff, the Rowan County Public Library will be ceasing all in-person services and materials exchanges as of March 20.

This closure will remain in effect indefinitely, based upon CDC and ALA recommendations. An announcement will be made when RCPL reopens to the public.

If you have items checked out, we encourage you to keep them safe until we reopen. Remember that we are fine-free, and no late penalties will be assessed against patrons who keep items until we resume operations.

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As a precaution for the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Rowan County Public Library Board and Executive Director have decided to close the library building from March 16 - April 4.

During this time Library services will still be available through the drive-thru window and as always patrons can return materials in our outside drop-box.

Patrons may call the library at (606) 784-7137 to place a hold or go online at http://rowancountylibrary.org/catalog

Rowan County Public Library

The Rowan County Public Library has officially gone fine-free as of Feb. 1, 2020.

Joining a growing number of libraries in Kentucky, RCPL will no longer charge overdue fines on items that are returned late. The Library Board of Trustees voted in favor of this decision in order to remove barriers to library use and to open the door to literacy, especially for children.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

On Tuesday, May 28th NAMI Morehead (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present a documentary film titled "God Knows Where I Am," from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rowan County Library Conference Room in Morehead.

The film explores the experience of a woman with schizophrenia who finds and lives in an abandoned house when she is released from a mental hospital. The film is based on the journals she wrote there in the months before her death.

MSU Athletics

In conjunction with National Library Card Sign-Up Month, Morehead State Athletics and the Rowan County Library have partnered for limited edition "One Town One Team" library cards to promote community engagement, literacy and the use of public libraries.


Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky today announced upcoming child sexual abuse prevention trainings in Morehead for organizations that serve children.

The April 5 trainings at the Rowan Public Library, 175 Beacon Hill Drive, focus on helping daycares, summer camps, churches and other youth-serving organizations evaluate their programs and offer strategies to strengthen protocols and policies to safeguard children from sexual abuse.

KY Forward

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) and Lexington Public Library have partnered to offer a free public videophone access station for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Kentucky’s drug czar says deaths from heroin overdoses have risen rapidly over the past year. Governor Beshear says he is not likely to add any other items to the agenda for a special legislative session next month…and the Rowan County Public Library prepares for a Thursday evening visit from Simon Kenton.

Simon Kenton to Visit Morehead

Jul 30, 2013

The Rowan County Public Library plays host to “Simon Kenton: Frontiersman” Thursday night in Morehead. The Rowan County Historical Society and Kentucky Chatauqua are presenting a living history program on the famous explorer at 6 o’clock in the community room. 

Gary Lewis serves as president of the Morehead-based historical group…