Libraries are transparent and accountable

December 17, 2012 by  


By Debbie Cosper, Boyd County Public Library Director There has been a great deal written about State Auditor Edelen’s report on Special Districts, most of it negative, or worse, conflicting. Libraries have been referred to as “ghost governments.” This is just not the case. We are overseen by the State Librarian and Commissioner and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives; we file our budgets with our county clerk and judge-executive offices; we submit annual budget reports to the Department … Continue reading

Holidays R Us

November 20, 2012 by  

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Later this week, we will all be sitting around the dinner table, wondering how we ate so much and vowing never to do it again (a promise we won’t keep, by the way). And then, in what seems like the blink of an eye, the rest of the holiday season will be here and gone. Before the stresses and commitments of the holidays get to be too much, make sure to   take some time away from the shopping and … Continue reading

Happy 50th Berenstain Bears!

November 9, 2012 by  


Two of the most famous kids in children’s literature will be visiting their friends in Ashland and Boyd County later this month. Most kids – and their parents – have grown up with the affable Berenstain Bear family, learning about a litany of issues, from bullying to obesity, to visiting the dentist, along the way. Brother Bear and Sister Bear are making a special visit to the Kyova Branch on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. (The first 50 will … Continue reading

Board member needed

October 26, 2012 by  


The Board of Trustees of Boyd County Public Library is seeking applications for a new member. The application deadline is Nov. 15, with the hope of interviewing candidates at the Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 19. Any resident of Boyd County is eligible to apply and is encouraged to do so.  We would especially welcome applicants from the unincorporated areas of the county in an effort to help us serve all of our patrons effectively.  The Board would also … Continue reading

We can help you sort it out!

October 24, 2012 by  

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Anybody who doesn’t know there’s an election coming up in less than two weeks has either been hibernating the past few months, or lives in a world with no television, radio or newspapers. Candidates for state and national offices, and the groups that support them, have been flooding the media with their messages for months, with increasing frequency. The candidates for U.S. president and vice-president have debated the issues on national television multiple times. If you’ve listened to it all, … Continue reading

Want ebooks? We got plenty

October 15, 2012 by  


The world of electronic books and ways to read them seems like it is constantly growing and changing. New ebookreaders hit the market frequently, and more and more authors and publishers are using ebooks to reach readers. Boyd County Public Library is committing about 20 percent of its materials budget to the purchase of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. We purchase them from a few different providers. First, there’s OverDrive, which is the ebook provider for Kentucky Libraries Unbound, a consortium … Continue reading

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