Memorial bricks

September 7, 2012 by  

As you walk into the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library, on Central Avenue, take a look down. Many people walk inside the library and don’t notice the more than 400 engraved bricks covering the sidewalk, with names of individuals, families, schools, and clubs. But take a minute and read some of them. Many are in memory of loved ones who have gone. Some are to commemorate a high school graduation class or favorite teacher. And others are simply … Continue reading

Tax rate decreases

August 31, 2012 by  

by BCPL Director Debbie Cosper I am happy to report some good news: Boyd County residents will see a reduction this year in the amount of real and personal property tax they pay to support Boyd County Public Library. Now, I know words like “tax rate” and “budget” usually make people’s eyes glaze over,  but I think it’s important to explain to the taxpayers how their funds are being used to support their library. Let’s start with the tax rate. … Continue reading

New story time hours!

August 21, 2012 by  

At the Library, we are huge believers in the importance of developing reading skills in children, at an early an age as possible. The more children read – or are read to – the better readers they will become. Plain and simple. That’s why BCPL places such an emphasis on early reading programs. We offer a  Toddler Time program at all three branches, and a Preschool Story Time at both Main and Kyova. And now we’re trying to make it … Continue reading

$ave money in $eptember

August 20, 2012 by  

That powerful little piece of plastic, also known as a library card, is taking center stage during September, also known as National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Thirty local businesses have agreed to partner with Boyd County Public Library during September to promote library usage and literacy. Both current patrons and new ones can get special discounts at those businesses throughout the month. Twenty-eight of them will give a discount to those who show their card when they come to shop. … Continue reading

Go back to school with us!

August 13, 2012 by  

Most local students have already experienced the “pain” or the “joy” that comes with the return to the classroom after summer break. And if you haven’t yet, then you will soon. We are happy at BCPL to help make the transition from the swimming pool to the classroom a bit easier. First, plan to come to our 6th annual Ice Cream Sundae, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. We will … Continue reading

Way to go, Dreamers (Readers)!

August 3, 2012 by  

Of the thousands of students throughout the region getting ready to go back to school this month (or are already back), more than 1,000 of them are better prepared for the upcoming academic year because of the time they spent reading with us this summer. A total of 897 kids (12 and under) and 138 teens took part in Boyd County Public Library’s summer reading program. Studies show that kids who read at least a few books in the summer … Continue reading

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