Great online stuff for kids

November 30, 2012 by  

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Here at BCPL, we just keep adding and adding to our collection of fun and educational electronic resources for kids. Everything on here is free. All you need is a library card (which is also free!). One of our newest, and coolest electronic additions is TumbleBookCloud. We have versions for elementary through high school readers. For middle and high schoolers, TumbleBookCloud allows you to listen to your favorite audiobooks with just a click of the button. Books are available in fiction, … Continue reading

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

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

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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