The most wonderful time of the year

October 15, 2014 by  

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By Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor I am a planner. I get paid to plan and I enjoy it. Because of my position at BCPL, most of my days are spent about three months in the future—at least on paper. For this reason, when stores put Christmas trees out for sale in July, I cringe.  Mentally, I kick and scream and refuse to even think that it’s time to plan for Christmas. For the Library, Christmas gets planned at … Continue reading

Fall activities at BCPL

September 20, 2014 by  

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By Barb Biggs, BCPL branch manager It’s hard to believe that fall is almost upon us. I don’t know about you, but for me the summer flew by.  At Boyd County Public Library, we have packed up and undecorated so that not a trace of children’s summer reading is left, and we are ready to help all of our reading kids with book reports and science projects. One of the new programs we are excited to offer this fall at … Continue reading

Reflect on summer fun

September 3, 2014 by  

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By Debbie Cosper, BCPL Director It’s hard to believe that “summer” is over—not the official end of the season but the beginning of school year.  In the hustle and bustle of getting kids back in the groove, take a minute to remember what fun you had this summer. I went to a “stitcher’s camp” where 250 women got together to learn new needlework techniques, laugh, and meet new and old friends (I’m not talking age here).  Of course, our “camp” … Continue reading

Wikipedia in perspective

August 13, 2014 by  

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By Leigh Scaggs, Boyd County Public Library network administrator I love Wikipedia and use it regularly, but I use it with a distinction I see many people not making. Wikipedia is a great source of quick information and a relevant starting point to gain a general understanding of a subject before digging in to do some serious research. But many people are confusing the quantity of information available in Wikipedia or the fact that it often comes up at the … Continue reading

City Directories

August 5, 2014 by  

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Jim Kettel, genealogy supervisor at BCPL Before the internet age and the telephone there has been a need for businesses to be able to find someone living within the city.  Issuing credit before “credit cards” came into being meant businesses trusted the buyer to pay for their purchases at a later time.  Over time, city directories came along as a way to help verify someone’s address for delivery and debt collection.  They are also utilized as a tool for salesmen … Continue reading

You asked for it, you got it!

July 17, 2014 by  

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By Kellie Nunley, Technical Services Supervisor The journey of books, movies, games, music and periodicals to the shelves of BCPL and finally to your home is an interesting one, and one that would not be possible without your help. The journey begins with the selection process. Popular authors such as John Grisham or James Patterson are on what is referred to in the library world as a standing order, meaning that new titles are automatically shipped to the library upon … Continue reading

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