Lots of ways to help job seekers

March 22, 2013 by  

job mouse help

Boyd County Public Library has some great resources for anyone currently in the market for a new job. The Job & Career Accelerator component of Learning Express Library, one of our many online databases, can help job seekers in lots of ways. First, you can use it to determine which types of jobs are best suited to your individual skills, and see what types of training, continuing education and exams might be required for that new career path. Job & … Continue reading

Check out the museum!

March 8, 2013 by  

museum pass program

BCPL card holders can now use that powerful piece of plastic to visit the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center – free of charge. We recently added family museum memberships to the extensive list of items that cardholders can check out. The family pass (a $75 value) can be checked out for 21 days, just like a book, and can be renewed one time. It’s a great way to explore the wonderful museum, located at 1620 Winchester Ave., just a couple blocks … Continue reading

Teens can check in with us

March 1, 2013 by  

teen tech week poster

As we get ready to observe Teen Tech Week (March 10-16), it seems like a good time to showcase all the outstanding technology that BCPL offers the 13-18-year-old set. The theme of Teen Tech Week 2013 is “Check In @ your library.” It’s a time where libraries nationwide throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens to showcase all the neat stuff we have for them. Teens’ use of technology has increased dramatically in recent years. So much so, … Continue reading

Code Adam site

March 1, 2013 by  

code adam logo

Employees at BCPL were recently trained in the procedures for Code Adam, the country’s largest child-safety program. BCPL is only the second library in Kentucky to launch Code Adam, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Since Code Adam began in 1994, it has become a search tool for lost and possibly abducted children in thousands of establishments in the U.S. It is named in memory of 6-year-old Adam Walsh, whose abduction from a Florida shopping mall … Continue reading

BCPL is “exemplary” library

February 5, 2013 by  

exemplary certificate

We are thrilled to have received Exemplary status from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. This is the highest rating a library can receive in Kentucky. Exemplary libraries are those that “exceed expectations,” according to the Kentucky Public Library Standards. Only five libraries in the state have this distinction. BCPL’s board and staff have been working hard on attaining exemplary status since the standards were first announced a few years ago. Standards provide a guide to excellence, and define … Continue reading

Extreme Makeover: Catlettsburg Edition

February 1, 2013 by  

digital_catlettsburg reopen

In the library world, we like to refer to February as Love Your Library Month. There’s so much to love – all year round – but the month when love is traditionally celebrated seems like a good time to spread some of that love to libraries. This year, at BCPL, we have another reason. On Valentine’s Day – the big day of love itself – we will be showing off all the improvements made over the last few months to … Continue reading

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