One of our favorite times of the year is coming up soon at BCPL – and libraries nationwide. “You Belong @ Your Library” is the theme of National Library Week 2012, when we celebrate libraries and their importance in their communities. But we would not exist if it weren’t for you, the library user. Perhaps it should be called National Library Patron Week. Let’s just put the focus on both – the library and the patrons – when we celebrate … Continue reading
A joint committee of representatives from BCPL and the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center has developed a partnership agreement that is mutually beneficial, while meeting the mission of the Library. The agreement, which has not yet been finalized by both organizations, spells out ways the library and museum can partner and collaborate over the next five years. Keeping in mind that each group is a “community anchor,” the agreement presents ways the two parties can benefit from the partnership to … Continue reading
Starting this month, BCPL card holders can now check out electronic books – and the device to read them on. The Library has five Nook Colors, each loaded with a variety of book titles, available for checkout. Three of them contain best-selling fiction; one has non-fiction; and one has young adult titles. E-books are shaking up the publishing world, as their popularity continues to increase. Amazon.com now consistently sells more Kindle e-books than print books. And big-time publishers, like Random … Continue reading
These are a few of the nearly 200 comments we received from patrons when we asked “How has the library helped you?” We are sharing all the comments with our local legislators in Frankfort on Legislative Day 2012 (Wednesday, March 7), but they are good comments to keep in mind year-round! “I am the mother of a two-year-old, who just recently stared going to the library. I recently lost my job and don’t have the money to buy new books … Continue reading
Catlettsburg and Kyova have lost their internet connections. Everything looks good on our side so it’s been reported to Windstream. Hopefully, they’ll have them up shortly.
As you are probably aware, members of the Kentucky General Assembly have been meeting in Frankfort for more than a month now. The annual session has several weeks to go, and legislators have many important matters to consider, including big budgetary ones. Kentucky and many other states throughout the country are having a tough time balancing their revenue and expenses, so it hardly seems like the time to say, “Hey, we need more money!” But it is important to remind … Continue reading