The value of your library

December 2, 2013 by  

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Your tax dollars at work by Debbie Cosper, BCPL director By now Boyd County residents have received their tax bills. Like most things, some people paid it without really looking at more than the grand total. Some probably looked more closely, and some I’m sure grumbled about having to pay it at all. But I’m also sure that almost everyone wondered what each entity does with what they get. Well, I’m here to tell you exactly where the library’s portion of … Continue reading

Checkout Your Community at night!

September 27, 2013 by  

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Without a doubt, I have the best job ever. I get to be part of innovative ideas that offer so much to current library users and entice new users! If you’ve been in the library or read the paper in the past few month’s you have heard about the library’s new collection, “Checkout Your Community.” It’s a way to let BCPL card holders explore their community beyond the walls of the library, by checking out passes to loc al attractions and … Continue reading

Check This Out

July 22, 2013 by  

BCPL hit a few of milestones in June which is the end of the library’s fiscal year (we run July 1 through June 30 and count statistics during that time). Single highest checkout month ever with 50,911 items going out Single month’s highest adult circulation: 42,146 Single month’s highest Juvenile circulation: 8755 457,424 total adult items went out last year and 65,728 juvenile items for a RECORD BREAKING 523,152 items checked out in a single year!  That’s half a million … Continue reading

10 years at BCPL

February 18, 2013 by  

On a very cold winter night, huddled up in front of my apartment heater, I realized I wanted to be a librarian…that was 30 years ago this month. In that time, I have earned a bachelor’s degree in library science, worked in all sizes of public libraries, went back to get my master’s in library science, and worked every job there is to do in a library. Almost ten years ago I started at Boyd County Public Library.  Now, it isn’t … Continue reading

Libraries are transparent and accountable

December 17, 2012 by  


By Debbie Cosper, Boyd County Public Library Director There has been a great deal written about State Auditor Edelen’s report on Special Districts, most of it negative, or worse, conflicting. Libraries have been referred to as “ghost governments.” This is just not the case. We are overseen by the State Librarian and Commissioner and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives; we file our budgets with our county clerk and judge-executive offices; we submit annual budget reports to the Department … Continue reading

New Fish Tank in Children’s Room

November 17, 2012 by  

After months of discussion with Jim at Bert’s Pet Center, more months of design emails running back and forth, weeks of cut and pasting one design with another, and hours of color matching (okay, the last item may have been an exaggeration), we are about to take delivery of a new fish tank in Children’s Room. Due to Sandy and subsequent snow storm, the fish tank has been delayed a bit. (Factory is in New Jersey but wasn’t hit too … Continue reading

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