Checkout Your Community

June 26, 2013 by  

What started as an idea to let library patrons checkout passes to the local museum has grown into an innovative new program designed to let the community discover … well, the community. Checkout Your Community program is a new lending program designed to introduce library card holders (BCPL has more than 40,000) to the community’s activities and organizations by allowing them to check out a pass or equipment to try an activity that interests them. Many of the items that … Continue reading

Your library defined

June 7, 2013 by  

by Debbie Cosper, BCPL Director Those of us who work in a library – like those in other career fields – are guilty of periodically (pun intended) using jargon that’s often not used by the rest of the world. So, I thought I would take a few minutes to define some BCPL “library-ese” for all of you” Boyd County Public Library: consists of four locations: Main in Ashland, Catlettsburg Branch, Kyova Branch, and Outreach Center (which is closed to public … Continue reading

Adult Summer Reading

May 17, 2013 by  

This time of year, at libraries around the country, preparation is in high gear for the summer reading programs for kids – as a great way to keep their minds engaged while they are out of school for a few months. That’s certainly the case here at BCPL, where we have been working hard (for several months now) getting ready for eight weeks of fun and excitement with kids and teens. But, a few years ago, we thought, “What about … Continue reading

Parents, children and reading

May 10, 2013 by  

Parents of young children have a special relationship with libraries, and believe libraries are very important for their kids. That’s the main conclusion of a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center as part of the center’s Internet & American Life Project. It interviewed 2,252 Americans age 16 and older on the role that libraries play in their lives and in their communities. That news is not surprising to any of us at Boyd County Public Library. We see … Continue reading

Register for Summer Reading 2013

May 1, 2013 by  

Boyd County Public Library is ready to get down and dirty with kids this summer. “Dig Into Reading” is the free eight-week summer reading program at Boyd County Public Library, which kicks off Saturday, June 1. Starting the week of June 4, there are fun and educational programs each week for toddlers through tweens at the Ashland, Catlettsburg and Kyova branches.  The teen program is called “Beneath the Surface,” with weekly programs at both Main and Kyova. All the fun … Continue reading

First Friday Fun

April 26, 2013 by  

Having a branch of Boyd County Public Library right in the heart of downtown means that the library can easily participate in all the great happenings in Ashland. And it’s especially fun it the summer months. Summer is when our monthly Pictures in the Park program returns to the Library Commons area adjacent to the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. This free outdoor family movie night is held the first Friday of May through August. At dark, we show a … Continue reading

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