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

Teens can check in with us

March 1, 2013 by  

teen tech week poster

As we get ready to observe Teen Tech Week (March 10-16), it seems like a good time to showcase all the outstanding technology that BCPL offers the 13-18-year-old set. The theme of Teen Tech Week 2013 is “Check In @ your library.” It’s a time where libraries nationwide throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens to showcase all the neat stuff we have for them. Teens’ use of technology has increased dramatically in recent years. So much so, … Continue reading

Elsewhere

February 28, 2013 by  

This film stars Anna Kendrick (Twilight Saga) as Sarah and Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) as Billy.  Young girls are missing in a small town.  When Sarah’s friend, Jillian turns up missing Sarah is the only one searching for her.  Her mother is a loser who doesn’t seem the least bit concerned about her daughter. The local cop was following Jillian on her dating website and she threatened him so he isn’t helping in the search either.  I enjoy films that keep … Continue reading

Generation T books: rework old tshirts

February 20, 2013 by  

generation t books

By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, circulation specialist at Boyd County Public Library I discovered Generation T sometime around 2007, when my awesome Mom sent me a copy. I was a young newlywed living far away from all my friends and family, and Mom, Dad and Brother had taken to sending the occasional box of fun and silly goodies from home. Along with the Generation T book (“108 ways to transform a T-shirt” the brightly colored, hip-looking cover promised me!) also came a … Continue reading

Overdrive changes it’s look!

January 21, 2013 by  

OverDrive

If you’re a Kentucky Libraries Unbound user (Overdrive), you may have noticed it has gotten a facelift! The site has been revamped to allow you to browse and check-out easier and with less steps! Check out the new features here.

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