Summer Reading 2014

Zero client experiment

April 16, 2013 by  

Right-Computer

By Leigh Scaggs, network administrator Such a short sweep of time; such an enormous sweep of change. When I came to work at the library very few people had computers in their homes or any real contact with computers. These days I listen to grandmothers on devices they carry in their pocket talking to a grandchild and watching a live feed of that grandchild’s birthday party being held halfway around the world. Broadcast television, which once seemed to be an … Continue reading

Duck Commander Family is suprisingly enjoyable

April 12, 2013 by  

duck commander family book

By Jamie Bayne, BCPL information services supervisor Like many good red-blooded rednecks, I am a huge fan of the show Duck Dynasty produced by A&E.  Being such a prodigious fan, I was leery to read the book Duck Commander Family in case some illusion I harbored was shattered.  Because, let’s face it, television – especially reality television – is all about entertainment.  The television show focuses on the men of Duck Commander – Phil, Willie, Jase, Si and (to a … Continue reading

Vampires get real

April 12, 2013 by  

real vampires have curves

By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist Let me start by stating that I’m not a fan of the current, slightly over done, genre of vampire-themed literature.   For those not familiar, these books are generally written for a young adult audience, high school to early 20’s, and often revolve around an introspective, angst-ridden teen protagonist, usually female, who in addition to the everyday teenage concerns  of “Am I pretty enough?”, “Why doesn’t anyone understand me?”, “Am I cool enough?”, “ … Continue reading

Zinio online magazines

April 9, 2013 by  

Zinio_WebBanner Scaled

Zinio Online Magazines View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! Boyd County Public Library subscribes to 224 titles (see list). You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they’re always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current  Boyd County Public Library card to use this … Continue reading

Lots of ways to help job seekers

March 22, 2013 by  

job mouse help

Boyd County Public Library has some great resources for anyone currently in the market for a new job. The Job & Career Accelerator component of Learning Express Library, one of our many online databases, can help job seekers in lots of ways. First, you can use it to determine which types of jobs are best suited to your individual skills, and see what types of training, continuing education and exams might be required for that new career path. Job & … Continue reading

The Backyard Homestead

March 12, 2013 by  

the backyard homestead

By Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager About a year ago, my husband and I made a decision. It was something that my younger self (the one that dreamed of brownstones in Brooklyn) would never have imagined. We moved to a farm. Granted, it is a small farm, but we moved to a farm where there are cows in the backyard and wild turkeys in the woods and a family of foxes that lounge in the old barn. We made this … Continue reading

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