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

Check it out – yourself!

July 31, 2012 by  

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What does Boyd County Public Library have in common with supermarkets and discount department stores? Well, not a whole lot, actually, except that the library now offers self-checkout to its patrons. Four stations are up and running – three at the Main Branch, and one at Kyova. The self-checkout system uses RFID tags – radio frequency identification – to track items. Library customers lay their books or movies on a black pad, and an electronic eye in the checkout station … Continue reading

Freegal Music & Freading eBooks – NEW SERVICES

Freegal and Freading

The Library would like to announce the addition of two new services – Freegal Music and Freading (ebooks). Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads, smartphones and other MP3-compatible devices. The Freegal Music Service will allow the Boyd County Public Library to increase the size and diversity of our collection by offering access to over 10,000 … Continue reading

Partner with us!

July 13, 2012 by  

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What’s even better than having a card that lets you borrow or download all the books, movies and music that you want, for free? How about being able to use that same card to save money when you go out to eat or hit the mall? That’s what Boyd County Public Library card holders will be able to do in September, thanks to local businesses that are partnering with BCPL. We are currently seeking business partners for our Library Card … Continue reading

Short & Sweet fall picks

July 10, 2012 by  

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The Short & Sweet program at the Kyova Branch (second Thursday at 6 p.m.) has a bunch of great selections coming up! This is a fun and easy program to do … just pick up a copy of that month’s short literary selections at Kyova, or read them online, using the links posted here. At the program, join in a brief discussion of each selection, and then enjoy some sweets. We promise to wrap it up within an hour. We … Continue reading

Share it! Map it! Text it!

July 6, 2012 by  

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We are constantly trying to make our iBranch, also known as our fourth branch, the most user-friendly, helpful library website around. With more than 40 online databases, offering everything from free music and book downloads, to homework help, to language learning, we think we do a pretty good job of getting cool services to our patrons. But the most used part of our site is our catalog – where you go to search our entire collection to find and reserve … Continue reading

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