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

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

Young people love libraries

October 29, 2012 by  

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In the library world, there was some uplifting news last week – a national study that shows how books, libraries and technology play a prominent role in the lives of young people in this country. The study, conducted by the respected Pew Research Center, looked at the reading and library habits of nearly 3,000 people ages 16-29 during a 12-month period.  More than 80 percent of people in Generation Y and Generation Z said they had read a book in … Continue reading

The Raven

October 25, 2012 by  

John Cusack is one of my favorite actors.  He is wonderful in this film.  He plays  with very subtle nods to Poe’s intelligence and odd demeanor.  The story tells of how Poe is contacted by the police to help them solve the case of a serial killer who is klling women based on Poe’s stories.  The film attempts to explain the reason why Poe was found sitting on a park bench in someone else’s clothes.  There are also stories that … Continue reading

Want ebooks? We got plenty

October 15, 2012 by  

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The world of electronic books and ways to read them seems like it is constantly growing and changing. New ebookreaders hit the market frequently, and more and more authors and publishers are using ebooks to reach readers. Boyd County Public Library is committing about 20 percent of its materials budget to the purchase of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. We purchase them from a few different providers. First, there’s OverDrive, which is the ebook provider for Kentucky Libraries Unbound, a consortium … Continue reading

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