More music: Freegal Plus is here!

May 6, 2013 by  

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By Ben Nunley, BCPL circulation supervisor Everyone likes getting something for free, right? How about free music to enjoy on your computer, smartphone or mobile device? Boyd County Public Library can give you that. One of our newer offerings, Freegal Music, lets you download free music – up to three songs a week – and the music is yours to keep. No need to worry about due dates or late fees. Hot artists like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney and … Continue reading

Short & Sweet program

May 6, 2013 by  

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The Short & Sweet program at the Kyova Branch (second Thursday at 6 p.m.) has some great selections coming up! This is a fun and easy program to do … just pick up a copy of that month’s short literary selections at Kyova, or read them online, using the links posted here. At the program, join in a brief discussion of each selection, and then enjoy some sweets. We promise to wrap it up within an hour. We call it … Continue reading

Zero client experiment

April 16, 2013 by  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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

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