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.


Rick Bragg Presents Bio of Legendary Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis


Bowling Green, Ky. - New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg captures the life story of legendary rock-and-roller Jerry Lee Lewis in the new biography Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. Bragg will share insight into Lewis' life and his interactions with him while writing the book at a presentation at the Bob Kirby Branch Library Thursday, November 6, at 6 p.m.

Gleaning from two years of personal interviews, Pulitzer Prize winning author Bragg spins a lively narrative of a multi-layered musician, whose larger-than-life presence made for great music and wild headlines. Bragg traces the rocker's roots down to Louisiana and Mississippi, then follows Lewis through his multiple marriages, including the scandalous marriage to his thirteen-year old second cousin, and beyond. Best known for songs like "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," Lewis's career spans many decades and intertwines with many other legendary performers, including Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and Kid Rock.

Free tickets can be picked up at any library location or may be obtained via email from Copies of the book will be available for purchase following Bragg's presentation. For more information, go to

Warren County Public Library To Host Craig Johnson

Bowling Green, Ky. - The Warren County Public Library will host

New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson on Tuesday, October 21. He will be discussing his new book Wait for Signs.

Craig Johnson's character Walt Longmire was first introduced ten years ago in Johnson's Hillerman Award-winning short story, "Old Indian Trick." After the creation of the Walt Longmire book series, which is also a hit television series on A&E titled Longmire, Johnson continued to write short stories about Walt's life that do not appear in the novels. Each year on Christmas Eve Johnson released a new short story about Walt's life. There were many requests for these short stories to be put into book form and now Craig Johnson has done that by releasing this compilation of twelve Longmire short stories in his new book, Wait for Signs.

Wait for Signs gives glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in "Ministerial Aide," when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious "Messenger," where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

Johnson will discuss his new book on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Kirby Branch Library. Free tickets are available at all library locations. For more information, visit or email Gerald Keith at