Summer Reading 2014

Free downloads of young adult books

June 11, 2012 by  

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A new service offered through BCPL lets teens another readers of young adult material “sync” that literature into their headphones – with two free audiobook downloads available each week all summer. Now you can listen to bestselling young adult titles and those required reading classics. Two free audiobook downloads are offered each week, from June 14 through Aug. 22. Just go to www.AudiobookSync.com to download the titles so you can listen on the run. Each week’s free audiobook pairings will … Continue reading

Museum programs

June 1, 2012 by  

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We are excited to be partnering with the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center on several fun events during our summer reading program this year. All the events mentioned here will be held at the museum, 1620 Winchester Ave. Participants in summer reading (children, teens or adults) can pick up a ticket at any library branch good for free admission for themselves and a guest. The tickets will be available in the week prior to the event. First up is “Creatures … Continue reading

Request for Proposal for an architect

May 24, 2012 by  

Boyd County Public Library District (“The Library”) is issuing a request for proposal for an architect to draw plans, produce construction bid documents, and oversee construction for the remodel and updating of Catlettsburg Branch. Bid packages with minimum specifications are available to download.  The “Request for Proposal—Catlettsburg” consists of three parts [click on name for pdf document]: RFP–Catlettsburg Attachment “A”—Scope of Project “Cburg layout   Bids will be accepted until 11AM LOCAL TIME on July 10, 2012.  All bids must … Continue reading

Request your own ILL

May 22, 2012 by  

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Library patrons who need to get an item from a library other than BCPL can now make the request themselves, and track the progress. The patron-initiated Interlibrary Loan system is easily accessed from the Reference page on this site. Just click here. To use it, you need to have have a library card, and a valid e-mail address. When creating a user name, it is best to use the BCPL library card number for the user ID. Once registered, you … Continue reading

Fun & rewards for adult readers

May 17, 2012 by  

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 This time of year, at libraries around the country, preparation is in high gear for the summer reading programs for kids – as a great way to keep their minds engaged while they are out of school for a few months. That’s certainly the case here at BCPL, where we are working hard getting ready for eight weeks of fun and excitement with kids and teens. But, a few years ago, we thought, “What about the adults? Shouldn’t we include … Continue reading

The popularity of comics

May 11, 2012 by  

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Blockbuster films like “The Hunger Games,” The “Twilight” saga, and most recently, “The Avengers,” always seem to spark a renewed interest in the book(s) that preceded them. As someone who works in a library, and is a strong supporter of reading and literacy, that is a very good thing. In the case of “The Avengers,” which is playing in theaters now, the source is a variety of comic books. Captain America meets The Hulk meets Iron Man meets Black Widow … Continue reading

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