Money Smart programs

April 16, 2013 by  

money smart week

by Amanda Gilmore, BCPL community relations coordinator Did you know there’s more than one type of smart? There’s “book smart,” of course, an area in which libraries can help a lot. There’s also “street smart,” an area where the library might not be the best expert. But what about “money smart?” Do you know what that is, and that the library can go a long way toward helping you achieve a high level of “money smartness?” First, we have books … Continue reading

Zinio online magazines

April 9, 2013 by  

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Zinio Online Magazines View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! Boyd County Public Library subscribes to 224 titles (see list). You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they’re always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current  Boyd County Public Library card to use this … Continue reading

BCPL is “exemplary” library

February 5, 2013 by  

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We are thrilled to have received Exemplary status from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. This is the highest rating a library can receive in Kentucky. Exemplary libraries are those that “exceed expectations,” according to the Kentucky Public Library Standards. Only five libraries in the state have this distinction. BCPL’s board and staff have been working hard on attaining exemplary status since the standards were first announced a few years ago. Standards provide a guide to excellence, and define … Continue reading

Let us find you a date

January 30, 2013 by  

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Are you single? In a relationship? Is it complicated? No matter your relationship status, we have a great February suggestion for you – go on a blind date. That’s right. Have a mysterious assignation, an unexpected rendez-vous. Have as many as you like – all at the library. It’s go on a Blind Date with a Book month at BCPL. Are you up for it? Good. Just look for the display of books wrapped in brown paper – at either … Continue reading

It’s Bingo time!!

January 28, 2013 by  

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Libraries and bingo. Not two things you usually associate together. But we think it’s a perfect combination. It lets people win prizes while learning more about all the materials and many great services Boyd County Public Library offers. So, all during February, we play Library Bingo – and give prizes to everyone who gets “five in a row.” It’s simple to play: just complete the library “task” listed on the square, and have it initialed by a staff member.  You … Continue reading

Celebrate your right to read

September 24, 2012 by  

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer. When there’s a discussion about banned books, Ray Bradbury’s name is often mentioned. The writer, who died in June of this year at the age of 91, was always a staunch supporter of freedom of expression. His most well-known work, the dystopian novel Farenheit 451, has had its own share of challenges since it was first … Continue reading

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