About Our Library
Library Staff & Board
Friends of the Library
A place to come explore and dream! Stop in, make yourself a cup of coffee and relax a bit, read a book or magazine and stay awhile. Our library has all the resources you need to be inspired and grow. We believe that an informed community is a strong community and we value the opportunity to do our part in Hodgenville, all of LaRue County and beyond!
Meet the Library Team & Board Members!
Adult Services Librarian
Youth Services Librarian
Technical Services/ILL Librarian
Circulation & Genealogy Librarian
How Can We Help?
Books, Magazines, Audiobooks & DVD's
Let us help you find your next favorite book, magazine, digital book or DVD.
Programs For All Ages
Come join us for fun and educational events for kids of all ages!
Interlibrary Loan Requests
Borrow physical materials or receive electronic documents from another library.
Copies, Fax & Scans
We offer a copier, fax, printing, scanners and lamination services for your personal or business needs. *Costs Apply
Internet Access and Wireless
Enjoy free internet access and wireless.
Recommend a Title
Share your recommendations. We do our best to have what you are looking for!
We offer meeting spaces free of charge to individuals and organizations.
Kentucky Virtual Library Database
Resources in partnership with participating libraries and more.
Happy to serve our community and now offer Notary Public services.
It All Began With The Ladies
The Ladies Lincoln League was organized September 16, 1909 to promote and advance the civic and educational interests of the community of Hodgenville, Kentucky. The ladies promoted the educational progress of the community by organizing its first library, Lincoln Memorial Library, in March 1917. This first library occupied rented quarters above what is now the Lincoln Museum. Books were donated by local citizens and the library was staffed by league member volunteers. A special funding drive was instituted to purchase a complete set of encyclopedias, and in order to raise money for additional books, the league members sold miniature log cabins and other souvenirs at the Lincoln Birthplace.
In the 1930s, the library moved to a creek stone library that had been constructed by the Works Progress Administration. After a tax referendum was approved by voters in 1963, the LaRue County Public Library District was formed and in 1969 a new library building was constructed. The loyal ladies of the Lincoln League continued their support by providing funding for the new library’s draperies and landscaping.
There have been many dedicated members of the Ladies Lincoln League who have contributed labor, time, and money to ensure that the community had access to a library before one could be publicly-funded. Two particularly outstanding Ladies were Mrs. Hallie Miller LaRue, who left her estate to the Lincoln League, and Mrs. Ermine Pickerill Kirkpatrick, the library’s faithful librarian for many years.
Members of the League, continued their watchful interest in the library long after it became publicly-funded. Upon the dissolution of the League in 1982, the ladies voted to turn over their remaining assets of approximately $45,000, most of which came from the Hallie Miller LaRue estate, to the LaRue County Public Library District. These funds were eventually used to purchase the library’s bookmobile in 2011.
If they could return today, the Ladies of the Lincoln League would surely be proud to see their work so ably continued by the LaRue County Public Library staff and board members.
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The mission of the LaRue County Public Library is to provide materials and services for personal enrichment, enjoyment and educational needs to all county residents of all ages. This is to be done during convenient hours and in pleasant surroundings. We believe that an informed community is a strong community and the library values the opportunity to do our part.
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 7pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 2pm