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

Tax rate decreases

August 31, 2012 by  

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by BCPL Director Debbie Cosper I am happy to report some good news: Boyd County residents will see a reduction this year in the amount of real and personal property tax they pay to support Boyd County Public Library. Now, I know words like “tax rate” and “budget” usually make people’s eyes glaze over,  but I think it’s important to explain to the taxpayers how their funds are being used to support their library. Let’s start with the tax rate. … Continue reading

$ave money in $eptember

August 20, 2012 by  

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That powerful little piece of plastic, also known as a library card, is taking center stage during September, also known as National Library Card Sign-Up Month. Thirty local businesses have agreed to partner with Boyd County Public Library during September to promote library usage and literacy. Both current patrons and new ones can get special discounts at those businesses throughout the month. Twenty-eight of them will give a discount to those who show their card when they come to shop. … Continue reading

Go back to school with us!

August 13, 2012 by  

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Most local students have already experienced the “pain” or the “joy” that comes with the return to the classroom after summer break. And if you haven’t yet, then you will soon. We are happy at BCPL to help make the transition from the swimming pool to the classroom a bit easier. First, plan to come to our 6th annual Ice Cream Sundae, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. We will … Continue reading

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