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  

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

Young people love libraries

October 29, 2012 by  

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  

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

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