Summer Reading 2014

We have the 500 greatest albums

September 25, 2012 by  

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Rolling Stone magazine recently issued a list of the 500 greatest albums of all time – so we bought them all!  Well, all that were available for purchase. So, now you have access to them too. Just go to www.rollingstone.com, then tab over to our site, and put a hold on your favorites. The Top 500 list includes something for everyone – from The Beatles to Michael Jackson to The Mamas and The Papas. There’s Hank Williams Jr, of course, and … Continue reading

Celebrate your right to read

September 24, 2012 by  

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer. When there’s a discussion about banned books, Ray Bradbury’s name is often mentioned. The writer, who died in June of this year at the age of 91, was always a staunch supporter of freedom of expression. His most well-known work, the dystopian novel Farenheit 451, has had its own share of challenges since it was first … Continue reading

Catlettsburg Remodel Update

September 20, 2012 by  

The board awarded the contract for the Catlettsburg remodel. Portco (out of Portsmouth) was the firm selected. So we are quickly moving ahead. Catlettsburg will be closing September 29 to public access. The first week of October, staff will be boxing books and items for storage. On Monday, October 8 MoveRite will load and move boxes to Summit for storage. Then the real work begins. Demolition: the roof comes off, ceiling, lights, and ductwork taken down, restrooms get taken out, … Continue reading

Scary Stuff

September 11, 2012 by  

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Do you love horror stories? Then we have a great, new program for you. “Last Writes” is The Library’s new book club for those who enjoy reading and talking about horror stories. It will meet on the third Friday of each month at the Kyova Branch, at 7 p.m. The first session is Sept. 21, when the group will discuss “Underneath” by Dan Dewitt. This is also the first time BCPL will be offering a format choice to book club … Continue reading

New look for an old branch

September 9, 2012 by  

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It’s time for a makeover: new adornment, a bold new style, and definitely a change in color.  After doing a little window shopping, perusing magazines, books, and websites, and deciding what would work best, we knew it was time to call in the experts. In this case, the experts include an architect, an interior designer, and a contactor!  After almost 30 years the Catlettsburg Branch is getting a much needed remodel.  First, the building needs a new roof.  Second, the … Continue reading

Memorial bricks

September 7, 2012 by  

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As you walk into the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library, on Central Avenue, take a look down. Many people walk inside the library and don’t notice the more than 400 engraved bricks covering the sidewalk, with names of individuals, families, schools, and clubs. But take a minute and read some of them. Many are in memory of loved ones who have gone. Some are to commemorate a high school graduation class or favorite teacher. And others are simply … Continue reading

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