The Boyd County Public Library (BCPL) is proud to announce that it has earned Exemplary status, the highest level of achievement given to Kentucky libraries by the Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA)’s Standards Committee, for a second time. BCPL is one of only nine libraries in the state to receive this prestigious designation for the 2014-2016 cycle. This is the second time that the Boyd County Public Library has received this honor. The first was during the 2012-2014 standards evaluation … Continue reading
We have just uploaded a brand new database. A first of it’s kind, and it’s right here on our website. The new database is a searchable list of Kentucky deaths from 2000-2012. Here is a link to the database page with a link on it. http://thebookplace.org/genealogy/databases/
The long awaited death certificates are here. Be sure to come and get the ones you need!
By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist By odd coincidence, last fall I spent more days than not in some form of historical dress. Whether it was for Downton Abby tea parties, steampunk balls, art shows, or Tudor and Elizabethan reenactments, each fantastic gown went the requisite historically accurate undergarments – including corsets. Later, while recovering from a hectic season and enjoying being back in my “civilian” dress, I often found myself considering corsets as I dressed each morning. I had … Continue reading
Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist The Maze Runner series by James Dashner is so popular right now, and as a fan of the book series, I decided that it was time to discover other books written by the author. To my surprise, I found that Dashner has written other series in addition to The Maze Runner: The Jimmy Fincher Saga and The 13th Reality series, as well as a contributor to The Infinity Ring series. I’m such … Continue reading
Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist Like most readers, there are a couple of things that have to catch my interest before I decide to read a particular book. First, I have to find the cover appealing, and secondly, the description on the back of the book has to leave me intrigued. I can tell you from just the cover alone that Whisper Falls by Elizabeth Langston did not disappoint! Reading the plot description I learned right off … Continue reading