Parents, children and reading

May 10, 2013 by  

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Parents of young children have a special relationship with libraries, and believe libraries are very important for their kids. That’s the main conclusion of a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center as part of the center’s Internet & American Life Project. It interviewed 2,252 Americans age 16 and older on the role that libraries play in their lives and in their communities. That news is not surprising to any of us at Boyd County Public Library. We see … Continue reading

Short & Sweet program

May 6, 2013 by  

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The Short & Sweet program at the Kyova Branch (second Thursday at 6 p.m.) has some 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 call it … Continue reading

Register for Summer Reading 2013

May 1, 2013 by  

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Boyd County Public Library is ready to get down and dirty with kids this summer. “Dig Into Reading” is the free eight-week summer reading program at Boyd County Public Library, which kicks off Saturday, June 1. Starting the week of June 4, there are fun and educational programs each week for toddlers through tweens at the Ashland, Catlettsburg and Kyova branches.  The teen program is called “Beneath the Surface,” with weekly programs at both Main and Kyova. All the fun … Continue reading

First Friday Fun

April 26, 2013 by  

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Having a branch of Boyd County Public Library right in the heart of downtown means that the library can easily participate in all the great happenings in Ashland. And it’s especially fun it the summer months. Summer is when our monthly Pictures in the Park program returns to the Library Commons area adjacent to the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. This free outdoor family movie night is held the first Friday of May through August. At dark, we show a … Continue reading

Money Smart programs

April 16, 2013 by  

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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

Zero client experiment

April 16, 2013 by  


By Leigh Scaggs, network administrator Such a short sweep of time; such an enormous sweep of change. When I came to work at the library very few people had computers in their homes or any real contact with computers. These days I listen to grandmothers on devices they carry in their pocket talking to a grandchild and watching a live feed of that grandchild’s birthday party being held halfway around the world. Broadcast television, which once seemed to be an … Continue reading

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