Butterflies are free to fly

Zero client experiment

April 16, 2013 by  

Right-Computer

By Leigh Scaggs, network administrator Such a short sweep of time; such an enormous sweep of change. When I came to work at the library very few people had computers in their homes or any real contact with computers. These days I listen to grandmothers on devices they carry in their pocket talking to a grandchild and watching a live feed of that grandchild’s birthday party being held halfway around the world. Broadcast television, which once seemed to be an … Continue reading

Teens can check in with us

March 1, 2013 by  

teen tech week poster

As we get ready to observe Teen Tech Week (March 10-16), it seems like a good time to showcase all the outstanding technology that BCPL offers the 13-18-year-old set. The theme of Teen Tech Week 2013 is “Check In @ your library.” It’s a time where libraries nationwide throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens to showcase all the neat stuff we have for them. Teens’ use of technology has increased dramatically in recent years. So much so, … Continue reading

Want ebooks? We got plenty

October 15, 2012 by  

kindle3

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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