The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Board of Trustees regular meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, March 30th at 4:30 PM.


Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library Board of Trustees Rescheduled Regular Meeting

Monday, March 30, 2020

Call to Order:  4:30 PM

425 East Center Street

Madisonville, Kentucky, 42431

This meeting will be conducted online by teleconferencing service Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 774 813 211

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Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Minutes (Approval of Previous Meetings)

·         2/20/2020 Regular Meeting

·         3/16/2020 Called Meeting

Treasurer (Approval of Bills)


·         Assistant Director/Branch Librarian’s Report

·         Director’s Report

Buildings & Grounds Report

·         Dawson Springs building report

Old Business

·         E-rate federal funding for Internet service

·         Public Library COVID-19 Closing & Response Reevaluation

New Business

Public Library Development Foundation Report

Citizens’ Participation



Madisonville, KY March 16, 2020 – The Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library (HCMPL),
including the Dawson Springs Branch Library, will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17 through
Monday, March 30 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All scheduled programs are
cancelled through Monday, March 30, including bookmobile outreach. The Library plans to
reopen Tuesday, March 31, at their regularly scheduled time, if safe to do so.

All meeting room usage for the Madisonville library is cancelled until reopening. The Dawson
Springs Branch Library is not accepting any new meeting room reservations at this time, but they
will honor all existing paid reservations.  They encourage the public to follow state and national guidelines in determining whether to keep these reservations for the Katherine Barnett Meeting Room during the Library’s closure.

Materials that are currently checked out, and are not due until after March 16th will not not be due until after the library reopens. We ask that patrons keep all library materials until that time. Overdue fines will not accrue for
those materials during the closure.

Staff will no longer work in the building during the closure to process returns, answer phone calls, and
perform other critical tasks. During the closure patrons can receive reference service and support
for accessing digital resources by emailing or contacting the library’s
Facebook page at

The Library has many digital services available for free, such as reading apps, Overdrive and Libby,
as well as databases, reference resources and other online resources, including EbscoHost,
AutoMate, Universal Class, and Hoopla, These apps
are free and can be accessed with your library card number. These are great online options
particularly for students. HCMPL will continue to provide free wifi, 24/7, available in the
immediate area surrounding the outside of both libraries.

For additional information, please contact Joel Meador, Library Director, at Updates regarding Library services will be shared on our website and on the Library’s social media pages.

Updated: 3/21/20


  • Madisonville Branch Exterior

    Madisonville Branch

    425 East Center Street
    Madisonville, KY 42431

    Tel: (270) 825-2680
    Fax: (270) 452-2451

    Opening Hours (Beginning August 1, 2019)

    Monday: CLOSED
    Tuesday/Thursday: 10:30-7:00
    Wednesday/Friday: 10:30-5:30
    Saturday: 10:30-3:30
    Sunday CLOSED

  • Dawson Springs Branch Exterior

    Dawson Springs Branch

     103 West Ramsey Street
    Dawson Springs, KY 42408-1738

    Tel: (270) 797-8990
    (270) 797-8998

    Opening Hours

    Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 5:30pm
    Saturday: 12pm – 3pm
    Sunday – Monday: CLOSED