Summer Reading 2014

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

OneclickDigital App now available for the Kindle Fire!

October 9, 2012 by  

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OneClickDigital, a provider of downloadable audiobooks to the patrons of Boyd County Public Library has new upgrades. OneClickDigital  has officially launched the OneClickdigital app for the Kindle Fire. Users can download the app for free from the Android Appstore at www.amazon.com, by searching for OneClickdigital. OneClickdigital now offers apps for the iPhone, all Android devices, and the Kindle Fire. App users will be able to access and download audiobooks directly to their device, without having to connect to a computer. Go … Continue reading

The Overdrive App comes to the Nook

October 2, 2012 by  

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OverDrive App Comes to Nook   Borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from the library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™. Last week, Barnes & Noble added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK Apps™ storefront. This NOOK app enables users to wirelessly borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library.   All NOOK devices, including NOOK 1st Edition, NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, have always enabled … Continue reading

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