Enjoy Free Music with Freegal

August 6, 2012 by  

  What do “Billie Jean”, “Pumped Up Kicks”, and “Scream” have in common? Besides being hit songs, they are three songs that I downloaded Sunday afternoon.  Best part is I did it quickly, legally, and free from Freegal, the library’s new music service.   I had just purchased four other songs from iTunes for $1.29 (each plus tax) when I remembered about it.  It took me less than 10 minutes to login (library card number and PIN), find the songs, … Continue reading

Margin Call

August 2, 2012 by  

This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in years.  Kevin Spacey and Jeremy Irons are two of my all-time favorite actors.  They are both exceptionally amazing in this film along with a dynamic cast of supporting actors.  The film centers on a Wall Street firm’s buying and selling of stocks.  This is a subject completely foreign to me but I was able to keep up because near the beginning of the film, Jeremy Iron’s asks the man to explain … Continue reading

Article on “Libraries and e-books”

July 31, 2012 by  

This is an interesting article on ebook use.  Yes, BCPL offers ebooks (46,000 of them) and, yes, there are often long wait times.  But we are working to alleviate that by committing 11% of the materials budget to this format.  Do you read e-books from the library?  Why or why not?  We’d like to hear your comments on this subject. Visit Kentucky Libraries Unbound (Overdrive). Libraries and e-books “Does your local library offer e-books for loan? It might. But if you aren’t sure, you … Continue reading

Monday’s Health Screening is Postponed

July 27, 2012 by  

Our Lady of Bellefonte will not be able to do our scheduled health screening on Monday morning.  Diana Williams,  has been called out of town to welcome her first grand baby.   The screening will be rescheduled ASAP (hopefully within the week).  I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.  I guess the bright side is,  you can have breakfast on Monday morning!

Enhancements coming to Fold3 database

July 25, 2012 by  

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We are pleased to announce that in the next few days, some important enhancements will become part of yourFold3 search experience: Filtering The most significant change to the Fold3 user interface involves the ability to filter on the key facets that customers have requested:  Documents Categories and Titles in the left column; Dates, States, and Added in the Past (how recently the document was added to the collection) in the center column. It will also be much easier to decide to include or … Continue reading

Freegal Music & Freading eBooks – NEW SERVICES

July 23, 2012 by  

Freegal and Freading

The Library would like to announce the addition of two new services – Freegal Music and Freading (ebooks). Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads, smartphones and other MP3-compatible devices. The Freegal Music Service will allow the Boyd County Public Library to increase the size and diversity of our collection by offering access to over 10,000 … Continue reading

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