Way to go, Dreamers (Readers)!

August 3, 2012 by  

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Of the thousands of students throughout the region getting ready to go back to school this month (or are already back), more than 1,000 of them are better prepared for the upcoming academic year because of the time they spent reading with us this summer. A total of 897 kids (12 and under) and 138 teens took part in Boyd County Public Library’s summer reading program. Studies show that kids who read at least a few books in the summer … Continue reading

Check it out – yourself!

July 31, 2012 by  

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What does Boyd County Public Library have in common with supermarkets and discount department stores? Well, not a whole lot, actually, except that the library now offers self-checkout to its patrons. Four stations are up and running – three at the Main Branch, and one at Kyova. The self-checkout system uses RFID tags – radio frequency identification – to track items. Library customers lay their books or movies on a black pad, and an electronic eye in the checkout station … Continue reading

Freegal Music & Freading eBooks – NEW SERVICES

July 23, 2012 by  

Freegal and Freading

The Library would like to announce the addition of two new services – Freegal Music and Freading (ebooks). Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads, smartphones and other MP3-compatible devices. The Freegal Music Service will allow the Boyd County Public Library to increase the size and diversity of our collection by offering access to over 10,000 … Continue reading

Partner with us!

July 13, 2012 by  

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What’s even better than having a card that lets you borrow or download all the books, movies and music that you want, for free? How about being able to use that same card to save money when you go out to eat or hit the mall? That’s what Boyd County Public Library card holders will be able to do in September, thanks to local businesses that are partnering with BCPL. We are currently seeking business partners for our Library Card … Continue reading

Share it! Map it! Text it!

July 6, 2012 by  

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We are constantly trying to make our iBranch, also known as our fourth branch, the most user-friendly, helpful library website around. With more than 40 online databases, offering everything from free music and book downloads, to homework help, to language learning, we think we do a pretty good job of getting cool services to our patrons. But the most used part of our site is our catalog – where you go to search our entire collection to find and reserve … Continue reading

A fresh look

July 2, 2012 by  

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The final stage of the remodeling of the children’s department at the Main Branch is finished, giving the area a clean, colorful new look. The room is full of new furniture on both sides (youngsters and young adults), complementing the colorful shelving and new carpet installed within the past two years. The remodel also includes new computer stations for kids, an iPod and laptop area for the older set, and new puzzle and toy shelves that keep items more organized … Continue reading

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