Exemplary Status 2014 – 2016

June 1, 2016 by  

The Boyd County Public Library (BCPL) is proud to announce that it has earned Exemplary status, the highest level of achievement given to Kentucky libraries by the Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA)’s Standards Committee, for a second time. BCPL is one of only nine libraries in the state to receive this prestigious designation for the 2014-2016 cycle. This is the second time that the Boyd County Public Library has received this honor. The first was during the 2012-2014 standards evaluation … Continue reading

New Genealogy Database

February 12, 2015 by  

We have just uploaded a brand new database.  A first of it’s kind, and it’s right here on our website.  The new database is a  searchable list of Kentucky deaths from 2000-2012. Here is a link to the database page with a link on it. http://thebookplace.org/genealogy/databases/  

1963 Death Certificates are here!!

January 16, 2015 by  

The long awaited death certificates are here.  Be sure to come and get the ones you need!    

“Waisted” Virtues

October 15, 2014 by  

By Renee Schmutz-Sowards, BCPL circulation specialist By odd coincidence, last fall I spent more days than not in some form of historical dress. Whether it was for Downton Abby tea parties, steampunk balls, art shows, or Tudor and Elizabethan reenactments, each fantastic gown went the requisite historically accurate undergarments – including corsets. Later, while recovering from a hectic season and enjoying being back in my “civilian” dress, I often found myself considering corsets as I dressed each morning. I had … Continue reading

Haunt the Library

October 15, 2014 by  

Boyd County Public Library will host its annual Haunt the Library youth event on Friday, October 28 The program starts at 11 a.m. at the Main and Kyova branches. Caregivers are invited to bring children under 12 that are dressed in costume to parade through the Library. Staff will be “haunting” all areas of the building ready to give treats to their young guests. There will also be pumpkin decorating after the trick or treating ends. Library staff will also … Continue reading

“A Door in the Woods” by James Dashner

September 3, 2014 by  

Reviewed by Amy Colegrove, BCPL youth services specialist The Maze Runner series by James Dashner is so popular right now, and as a fan of the book series, I decided that it was time to discover other books written by the author. To my surprise, I found that Dashner has written other series in addition to The Maze Runner: The Jimmy Fincher Saga and The 13th Reality series, as well as a contributor to The Infinity Ring series. I’m such … Continue reading

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