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

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