Register for Summer Reading 2013

May 1, 2013 by  

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  

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  

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

Zinio online magazines

Zinio Online Magazines View full digital copies of your favorite magazines! Boyd County Public Library subscribes to 224 titles (see list). You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some issues include features like video, audio and live links. Magazine issues are not checked out so they’re always available any time. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline. You must have a current  Boyd County Public Library card to use this … Continue reading

Share your poetic side

March 27, 2013 by  

From the nursery rhymes we learned as kids, to the graffiti we see plastered on buildings, to the more serious and thought-provoking stanzas we encounter in our adult reading, poetry is everywhere. Poetry captures our moods, inspires our thoughts and urges us on. It makes us laugh and cry – sometimes within the same group of lines. April is a month to celebrate poetry. The Academy of American Poets launched National Poetry Month in 1996 to celebrate poetry’s vital place in … Continue reading

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