If you haven’t heard of Megan McCafferty, I’m not surprised. She, like many YA (Young Adult) authors, is criminally overlooked and underrated. My hope is that this review will encourage you to consider her for your summer reading list. Sloppy Firsts is the first book in the Jessica Darling series, which is more than just YA. Sure teenagers get it, but the content and the tone are way funnier and way more enjoyable for adults. That is Megan McCafferty’s gift. … Continue reading
Did you know that you can checkout and download entire albums from the Boyd County Public Library online collection via OverDrive?!?! Well, you can. While doing a quick browse-through today I noticed some really nice titles in the Blues & Jazz genre. Here is a list of albums that jumped out on the first page: Count Basie & Sarah Vaughan Live Session! by Cannonball Adderley Them Dirty Blues by Cannonball Adderley The Best of Chick Corea The Best of Herbie … Continue reading
We recently updated the Ashland Cemetery Database through March of this year. This is an updated database from the Cemetery Office. Here’s a link on our site: http://db.thebookplace.org/search/ashland.htm
For the first time ever, all the personal journals of Queen Victoria have been made available to search and read online. This unique resource, developed in partnership by the Bodleian Libraries, the Royal Archives and ProQuest, is freely available for the public to access at www.queenvictoriasjournals.org through June 30, 2012. The journals, which span Victoria’s lifetime and consist of 141 volumes numbering over 33,000 pages, have never been published in their entirety and previously were only accessible by appointment at … Continue reading
KYVL has released new passwords that are effective immediately. The old password will work through June 30th and will then be defunct. Please visit any branch of the Boyd County Public Library to recieve the new passwords. New passwords will be in effect through June 2014. For a listing of databases available through KYVL, please click here.
According to all the broken box office records, the entire US population has seen this movie in the theater at least 3 times. It pulled in a staggering $207 million the first weekend, and without the benefit of a holiday. That number changes the face of summer box office completely. Critics are talking about this movie like it’s the rapture. For some, it probably is a religious experience. Click here for a collection of reviews. On the other side, you … Continue reading