Want ebooks? We got plenty

October 15, 2012 by  

The world of electronic books and ways to read them seems like it is constantly growing and changing. New ebookreaders hit the market frequently, and more and more authors and publishers are using ebooks to reach readers. Boyd County Public Library is committing about 20 percent of its materials budget to the purchase of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. We purchase them from a few different providers. First, there’s OverDrive, which is the ebook provider for Kentucky Libraries Unbound, a consortium … Continue reading

Appy Hour

October 2, 2012 by  

Do you sometimes find it hard to keep up with all the latest smart phones and apps? We do, too. That’s why we started the monthly Appy Hour program, with help from AT&T. Twice a month, representatives from the local AT&T store come to the library and share the latest cellular technology. The Appy Hour on the first Tuesday at the Main Branch is for advanced users. Those just starting out should come to the beginners’ group, on the second … Continue reading

Tales to Tails

September 28, 2012 by  

October has become the month when we at the library like to celebrate with our furry friends, and invite patrons to do the same. For five years now, we have set aside a Saturday afternoon for Barktober, an event where pets and their humans can take part in pageants, parades and fun. This year it’s on Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 2 p.m. at the Kyova Branch. We do this because we understand the importance of dogs and other pets in people’s … Continue reading

We have the 500 greatest albums

September 25, 2012 by  

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

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