National Geographic Kids

July 23, 2013 by  

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Remote Access   In-house Access National Geographic Kids is a subset of our larger database, National Geographic. National Geographic Kids includes National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month embargo) 200 National Geographic Kids books 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images Detailed Overview — Magazine Introduce kids to the amazing, compelling, and surprising with National Geographic Kids magazine. Geared toward 6-14 year olds, this magazine offers endless opportunities for kids to explore their world and instills a love of learning, nature, and other cultures. Detailed Overview — Books Designed … Continue reading

Playaway Views!!

May 17, 2013 by  

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Just in time for summertime car trips – new Playaway Views for kids are available for checkout at Boyd County Public Library.  Playaway Views are self-contained, durable video players for kids. They come preloaded with content and are easy for kids to operate. Titles include Sesame Street, PBS’ Super Why!, Arthur, Caillou, and more. “They’re amazing, and so sturdy,” said Jamie Bayne, BCPL information services supervisor and the mother of a toddler. “My son is almost 2, and he can … Continue reading

Story times in 2013

December 31, 2012 by  

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Patrons spoke, and the library listened. Last fall’s move to uniform story hours for toddlers and preschoolers was not well-received by parents and caregivers, so Boyd County Public Library is switching back to its previous times. The 2013 story time programs include Toddler Time at the Catlettsburg, Main and Kyova branches; and Preschool Story Time at Main and Kyova. The Catlettsburg programs will resume as soon as the branch reopens in February (an exact date has not been set). Toddler … Continue reading

Great online stuff for kids

November 30, 2012 by  

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Here at BCPL, we just keep adding and adding to our collection of fun and educational electronic resources for kids. Everything on here is free. All you need is a library card (which is also free!). One of our newest, and coolest electronic additions is TumbleBookCloud. We have versions for elementary through high school readers. For middle and high schoolers, TumbleBookCloud allows you to listen to your favorite audiobooks with just a click of the button. Books are available in fiction, … Continue reading

Holidays R Us

November 20, 2012 by  

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Later this week, we will all be sitting around the dinner table, wondering how we ate so much and vowing never to do it again (a promise we won’t keep, by the way). And then, in what seems like the blink of an eye, the rest of the holiday season will be here and gone. Before the stresses and commitments of the holidays get to be too much, make sure to   take some time away from the shopping and … Continue reading

New Fish Tank in Children’s Room

November 17, 2012 by  

After months of discussion with Jim at Bert’s Pet Center, more months of design emails running back and forth, weeks of cut and pasting one design with another, and hours of color matching (okay, the last item may have been an exaggeration), we are about to take delivery of a new fish tank in Children’s Room. Due to Sandy and subsequent snow storm, the fish tank has been delayed a bit. (Factory is in New Jersey but wasn’t hit too … Continue reading

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