Nelson County Public Library Board of Trustees

Anita Cooper -President
3125 Yorkshire Drive
Bardstown, KY 40004
Home: 3485921
Business: 502-348-5921
Fax: 502-331-0023
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Val Downs- Secretary
208 E. Flaget
Bardstown, KY 40004
Work: 348-8065
Fax: 502-3489839
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Patrick Hagan
Burlington Court
Bardstown, KY 40004
Home: 348-4182
Business: 502-331-8800
Fax: 502-331-8830
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Marlene Weir- Treasurer
2475 Whitesides Road
Cox’s Creek, KY 40013
Business: 502-348-5996
Fax: 502-348-8864
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David Bruce Reynolds- Vice-President
109 Westwind Trail
Bardstown, KY 40004
Home: 349-0803
Business: 502-331-9911
Fax: 502-331-9997
[email protected]

Mission Statement

The Nelson County Public Library strives to anticipate and serve the changing needs of its growing community.

Policies -Circulation


  • Books are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed for an additional two-week period unless the item is on hold for another patron.
  • Patrons may not have more than 25 items checked out at a time.


  • Only adults (those patrons who are 18 years of age or older) may check out videos. The limit is four (4) movies per household.
  • Fiction videos may be checked out for two (2) days, and nonfiction videos may be checked out for two (2) weeks.
  • Videos may not be renewed. There is a $1.00 per day late charge for movies that are overdue.


  • Only the most recent issue of a periodical cannot be checked out. At Main Library these are in binders. Checkout for periodicals is two weeks.
  • Patrons may only check out five (5) magazines with the same title.


  • Newspapers may not be checked out.
  • Our archives contain regional papers for the past month. The Kentucky Standard back issues are kept until microfiche copies of the issues arrive.

Interlibrary Loans (ILLs)

  • Patrons must have a library card, not have an overdue item, and not owe a fine of more than $3.00.
  • ILLs may only be made for books older than one year.
  • ILL requests may be made over the phone.
  • The fine for late ILL books is $1.00 per day. Due dates for ILL books vary depending on the date that the lending library requests the book be returned. The ILL Loan Librarian writes the due date on a special book sleeve.
  • Branches may receive ILL requests if the patron is willing to pick up and drop off the book at the main library.

Computer Use Policy

  • A Nelson County Public Library Internet and Computer Use Agreement form must be read and signed in order to use the Library’s computers. Ask for a copy at the circulation desk.
  • Patrons under the age of 18 must have a Nelson County Public Library Internet and Computer Use Agreement form signed by a parent or guardian prior to using library computers or observing someone else using a library computer.
  • Computer users need their library card to sign on to a computer or to get a reservation at the circulation desk.
  • Computers are not to be turned off at any time except by library staff.
  • Floppy disks may be purchased for 50 cents at the circulation desk.
  • Violations of the Library’s Internet and Computer Use Policies will result in forfeiture of computer privileges.

Computer Usage Violations

  • When someone is observed, by other patrons or staff, displaying an offensive site, we first give them a verbal warning and tell them that if they are seen viewing an offensive site again, they will be unable to use the computers for 3 months. Be sure to put a note on that person’s name stating that they were given a warning, the date and your initials.
  • If the person is observed displaying an offensive site again, they will be unable to use the computer for 3 months.  Tell them that if it happens again, their computer privileges will be taken away indefinitely. Be sure to update the note on their account stating they will be unable to use the computer for 3 months, the date (of the new entry), and your initials. You also need to put a “Block” on their name.
  • Once they are observed displaying an offensive site the 3rd time, their computer privileges are permanently taken away.  Note this on the patron’s account and take Int privileges off their name, i.e. JInt to J or AInt to A.
  • If you are not comfortable approaching a patron who has been looking at an offensive site, feel free to ask the director of his/her designee to speak to him or her.  If there is every another issue or problem with the policy, the director or his/her designee will gladly take care of it.
  • The purpose of theprocedure is not to control the sites patrons select but to protect the rights of other patrons and staff utilizing this public facility.

Revised Scheduling Policy

Due to the volume of computer usage requests, scheduling of public access computers will be regulated as follows:

  • Patrons may use public access computers for a maximum of 2 hours per day.  Patrons may access a computer for two sessions if needed.
  • Sessions are scheduled in one-hour increments.

atrons cannot check out materials if there is more than $3.00 on their account. Patrons may use the computers if they pay a minimum of $.50 on their fine.

Getting a Library Card


  • Patrons must have a photo I.D.,or some form of mail with a current name and address.
  • Patrons who do not have verification of their address will not be allowed to check out items from the library, but they may use library computers.
  • Patron’s cards will be mailed to their home address.


  • Children must be 6 years old to receive a library card. The rules below apply until they are 18 years old.
  • Children’s applications must have the name of a parent or guardian who will be responsible for that child. Preferably that person will be present to sign the child’s application.
  • If parents or guardians are not present when a child gets a library card, a postcard will be sent to the child’s home.
  • Children who receive cards without a responsible party present will not be allowed to check out more than three (3) items on that first visit.


  • Nonresidents may be issued cards following the same rules as other patrons.

Our Branches

Bloomfield Branch:
114 Fairfield Hill
Bloomfield, KY 40008
Telephone 502-252-9129
Fax 502-252-8255

Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, 12 – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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New Haven Branch:
141 S. Main St.
New Haven, KY 40051
Telephone 502-549-6735
Fax 502-549-5668

Monday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. -3p.m.

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Library Staff

Library DirectorSharon Shanks
Assistant Director-Adult and Young Adult Programming – Carol Elliott
Assistant Director, Collection Development -Angela Howard
Children’s Librarian -Stephanie King
Children’s Library -Anne Gilkey
Children’s Library -Michelle Hamilton
Reference, “Tween” Programming -Catherine Williams
Technology Coordinator, Web Maintenance, YA Programming– Emily Burkot
Interlibrary Loan and Circulation– Peggy Walker
Interlibrary Loan and Circulation– Margaret Scites
Collection Development and Circulation– Angel Vales
Technical Services/Cataloging – Joyce Blair
Technical Services and Collection -Shirley Harrell
Circulation and Purchasing -Carrie McDonald
Circulation Librarian– John Burke
Circulation Librarian– Dominique Lydian
Circulation and Cataloging– Michael Greenwell
Circulation and Children’s Library -Lisa Moore
Circulation and Children’s Library– Demitria Jenkins
Circulation and Receiving-Ryan Moses
Circulation and YA Programming– Corbin Barker
Circulation– -Whitley Spalding
Facilities and Delivery– Jim Pataluna
Bookmobile Librarian— Eileen Peterson
Bloomfield Branch Manager– Rhonda Olliges
Branch Librarian-Glenda Owens
New Haven Branch Manager-Linda Clark
Branch Librarian-Pamela DiTursi

Library Hours

Main Branch Hours
Mon.,Fri., Sat. 9 to 5
Tues.,Wed., Thurs. 9 to 8
Sunday 1 to 5
Bloomfield Hours
Tues.,Thurs. 10 to 8
Fri. 10-3
Sat. 9 to 3
New Haven Hours
Mon. 10-1
Tue., Thurs. 9 to 8
Wednesday 9 to 6
Sat. 9 to 3