Address: 1225 State Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 View Map
Phone: (270) 781-4882

About Us

Warren Co. Public library offers families free educational and entertainment resources along with fun events.

Warren County Public Library FAQ

Q: What resources are available at the library?
We offer best-selling books, as well as CDs, DVDs, audio books, WiFi, and eBook downloads. We have free WiFi and patrons can check on laptops including Macbooks.

Q: What programs are available?
We have weekly programs for children of all ages. We also have adult author events each month. All events are free and open to the public.

Q: What services are available?
If you want to learn a foreign language, we have an online program that can be used from your home. If you want to dig into your ancestry, we have a database for that! If you want to practice an exam for nursing, college, etc....we have practice tests for just about anything! We also have home delivery for home bound patrons. The bookmobile also serves our community. We deliver to local day care facilities.

Q: How do I get a library card?
If you live or work in Warren County and have a photo ID, you can get your library. The card is free.

Q: How do I join a book discussion group?
The book discussion groups are listed on our web site and are free and open to the public.

Warren County Public Library To Host Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh, Authors of Captive In Iran

Bowling Green, Ky. - The Warren County Public Library will host Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh Thursday, August 21.
The sisters will discuss their book Captive in Iran.

Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh knew they were putting their lives on the line. Though Islamic laws in Iran forbade them from sharing their Christian beliefs, in three years they'd covertly put New Testaments into the hands of twenty thousand of their countrymen. They started two secret house churches, including one for prostitutes. Maryam and Marziyeh had almost been caught many times... 

But in 2009, the two young women were arrested and held in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, a place where inmates are routinely tortured, and executions are swift and sudden. In Captive in Iran, Maryam and Marziyeh recount their 259 days in Evin. It's an amazing story of unyielding faith-when denying God would have meant freedom and of incredible support from strangers around the world who fought for the women's release.

Rostampour and Amirizadeh will discuss their book Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch Library. Free tickets are available at all library locations or by email. For more information, visit or email

Local Artists Exhibit at the Warren County Public Library

Bowling Green, Ky. – Local artists will be exhibiting at the Warren County Public Library.

"A Matter of Perspective" and will showcase original artwork created by K-12 students with disabilities in schools throughout Kentucky.  The exhibit consists of 31 artworks from 24 schools.  Subjects include ships, animals, landscapes, portraiture and design with styles ranging from realistic to abstract.  Students used a variety of artistic media include acrylics, watercolor, tempera, pencil, colored pencil, crayons and markers, ink, and mixed media.  Students used techniques and process including printmaking, collage, drawing and painting. The VSA exhibit will be at the Main Library and be on display until the end of July.                     

The Smiths Grove Sewing Circle will exhibit a quilt at the Bob Kirby Branch. The quilt is a nine-patch quilt that started in a basic quilting workshop at the Smiths Grove Branch Library taught by K. O Blankenship.

Lora Gill will exhibit her paintings at the Smiths Grove Branch for the months of June and July.  Lora is a librarian at the Warren County Public Library.

For more information about exhibiting at the library or these shows, please email Jayne Pelaski at


Warren County Public Library Hosts Southern Cookbook Author Nathalie Dupree


Bowling Green, Ky. - Best-selling cookbook author Nathalie Dupree will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m.  She will discuss her latest book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.

South Carolinian Nathalie Dupree is a best-selling author with 13 hardback and two softback cookbooks and more than 300 television shows for The Food Network, PBS, and The Learning Channel. She has been prominently featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune as well as Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Morning Show, and CNN Good Morning, among others.

The Founding Chairman of the Charleston Food and Wine Festival, she also was a founder of Southern Foodways, the Atlanta and Charleston Chapters of Les Dames d' Escoffier, the American Institute of Wine and Food and the International Association of Culinary Professionals, of which she was two time President. She was awarded the prestigious "Grand Dame" of Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international organization of top women in the culinary field, as well as 2013 Woman of the Year by a prestigious organization of French Chefs in America.

She writes for the Charleston Post and Courier and does short videos for them, as well as occasionally for Charleston Magazine and The Local Palate. Her husband, Jack Bass, is author of nine books on the American South.

Free tickets for this event are available at all library locations or by emailing For more information, call 270-782-0252 or visit: