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

Young people love libraries

October 29, 2012 by  

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In the library world, there was some uplifting news last week – a national study that shows how books, libraries and technology play a prominent role in the lives of young people in this country. The study, conducted by the respected Pew Research Center, looked at the reading and library habits of nearly 3,000 people ages 16-29 during a 12-month period.  More than 80 percent of people in Generation Y and Generation Z said they had read a book in … 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

Appy Hour

October 2, 2012 by  

Do you sometimes find it hard to keep up with all the latest smart phones and apps? We do, too. That’s why we started the monthly Appy Hour program, with help from AT&T. Twice a month, representatives from the local AT&T store come to the library and share the latest cellular technology. The Appy Hour on the first Tuesday at the Main Branch is for advanced users. Those just starting out should come to the beginners’ group, on the second … Continue reading

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