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

Libraries are transparent and accountable

December 17, 2012 by  

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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

Catlettsburg Remodel Update

September 20, 2012 by  

The board awarded the contract for the Catlettsburg remodel. Portco (out of Portsmouth) was the firm selected. So we are quickly moving ahead. Catlettsburg will be closing September 29 to public access. The first week of October, staff will be boxing books and items for storage. On Monday, October 8 MoveRite will load and move boxes to Summit for storage. Then the real work begins. Demolition: the roof comes off, ceiling, lights, and ductwork taken down, restrooms get taken out, … 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

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