Exemplary Status 2014 – 2016

June 1, 2016 by  

The Boyd County Public Library (BCPL) is proud to announce that it has earned Exemplary status, the highest level of achievement given to Kentucky libraries by the Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA)’s Standards Committee, for a second time. BCPL is one of only nine libraries in the state to receive this prestigious designation for the 2014-2016 cycle. This is the second time that the Boyd County Public Library has received this honor. The first was during the 2012-2014 standards evaluation … Continue reading

Concealed Carry Class

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Boyd County Public Library will host a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon, or CCDW, certification class at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the library’s Main branch, 1740 Central Ave. in Ashland. The class will be taught by certified instructor Kathy Fisher and will divided into two parts: classroom instruction and firing range test. The classroom portion will consist of an instructional video, study of CCDW booklet (provided) and a written exam. The class will then move off-site from the library to a … Continue reading

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

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