Summer Reading 2014

Join a book club in 2013

January 11, 2013 by  

No matter what your literary taste, Boyd County Public Library probably has a book club to match it. We’ve made a few changes to our book clubs in 2013, trying to respond to what patrons have requested. The clubs meet every month, except December, and titles are provided at least a month in advance. The library and the BCPL Friends help all regular members obtain copies of each book to be discussed. For more information, call Amanda Clark at 606.329.0518, … Continue reading

Happy 50th Berenstain Bears!

November 9, 2012 by  

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Two of the most famous kids in children’s literature will be visiting their friends in Ashland and Boyd County later this month. Most kids – and their parents – have grown up with the affable Berenstain Bear family, learning about a litany of issues, from bullying to obesity, to visiting the dentist, along the way. Brother Bear and Sister Bear are making a special visit to the Kyova Branch on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. (The first 50 will … Continue reading

Underneath

September 25, 2012 by  

Underneath by Dan DeWitt is our first book for the new Horror Book Club, Last Writes.  We meet the third Friday of the month at the Kyova branch.  If you haven’t received your copy yet, stop at Kyova or Main to get your paperback for $2.49 or get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble for FREE!  There are only a couple copies left at each branch.  Don’t miss out. Jan  

Scary Stuff

September 11, 2012 by  

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Do you love horror stories? Then we have a great, new program for you. “Last Writes” is The Library’s new book club for those who enjoy reading and talking about horror stories. It will meet on the third Friday of each month at the Kyova Branch, at 7 p.m. The first session is Sept. 21, when the group will discuss “Underneath” by Dan Dewitt. This is also the first time BCPL will be offering a format choice to book club … Continue reading

DIVERGENT

August 9, 2012 by  

Divergent is the first book by Veronica Roth. She’s only 22, and Divergent was branded the Buzz Book of 2011. It’s sequel, Insurgent, was released earlier this year.  Yes, this is another multi-booker, which means I’ll have to wait another year to find out what happens after Insurgent, only to have to wait another year after that, probably, to get to the end. Bah! For a while there, we were inundated with vampires. But The Hunger Games is now the … Continue reading

Article on “Libraries and e-books”

July 31, 2012 by  

This is an interesting article on ebook use.  Yes, BCPL offers ebooks (46,000 of them) and, yes, there are often long wait times.  But we are working to alleviate that by committing 11% of the materials budget to this format.  Do you read e-books from the library?  Why or why not?  We’d like to hear your comments on this subject. Visit Kentucky Libraries Unbound (Overdrive). Libraries and e-books “Does your local library offer e-books for loan? It might. But if you aren’t sure, you … Continue reading

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