1024 College Avenue

Jackson, Kentucky 41339

606-666-5541

Serving Breathitt County since 1894

The Breathitt County Public Library is proud to introduce our Teen Advisory Board!


The board is made up of teenagers from across the county from different schools and different walks of life members will give important input about the library. From paint colors to upcoming programs and even titles to add to our collection, the board is helping shape the library into a more inviting space for young people.

We opened our board to any teen in Breathitt County regardless of where they went to school, their gender or race.


We only had three requirements. You must be between the ages of 13 - 18, you must live in Breathitt County and you must want to make an impact on your community by helping the largest FREE services facility in the county.

Shiana Turner, Alexis Clemons, Hannah King, Josiah Wright, Betty Barnett, and Nathan King.

Not pictured: Katie Bowling, Olivia Clemons, Olivia Friley, Bayleigh Miller, and Carson Watts.

TAB Book Reviews

A Summary of Pax by Sara Pennypacker

by Hannah King

     It all started with two inseparable friends Peter and Pax,  who was a fox.  Unfortunately, Peter's father had to enlist in the war which meant he and his family had to move to his grandpa's house.  Since they had to travel away it also meant they had to leave Pax for good.  At a place near the woods where they could park, Peter brought Pax with him over to some trees.  He had to let go.  Unwillingly, he tossed a favorite toy of Pax's into the woods and left.  Being at his grandpa's home for a while made him feel terrible for leaving Pax.  So he decided to find him.  Peter packed what was useful and then departed from his new home.  After many injuries, challenges, and hard work he eventually made it back to Pax.  Peter noticed something before he called out for Pax.  He saw that Pax was doing just fine without him.  The little fox made new friends during his own adventures.  So before Peter could say anything, he left Pax to be happy with his friends which helped him to be satisfied, too.  

A look at Lock and Key by Ridley Pearson

by Nathan King

    Lock and Key is a book created by the author of the Percy Jackson series, Ridley Pearson, and published by HarperCollins Publishers.  The book is a teen detective book, which is a modern  twist of the classic Sherlock Holmes series.

     Telling the story is Moriarty, the sister of James Moriarty, who is one of the main characters.  Moriarty attends the Baskerville Academy School, where he meets his roommate, Sherlock Holmes.  At some point during the school year Moriarty finds out that his family Bible was stolen, so with the help of Sherlock Holmes they try to solve the mystery of the missing Bible.

     Lock and Key is an amazing story of how Holmes met Moriarty.  At first I thought the modern setting would mess up the story, but as I was reading it, it actually fits perfectly.  I highly recommend you go check this book out.