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
It’s here!!! Registration is now open for this year’s exciting Summer Reading program, called “Dream Big: READ.” There is also a companion program for teens, called “Own the Night.” Registration for either takes just a few minutes. All you need is your library card. Click here. Once you are registered, get ready for eight weeks of amazing programs, crafts, stories and fun. There will be absolutely no reason to complain to the folks about having nothing to do this summer! … Continue reading
May might mean spring flowers to most people, but to us at Boyd County Public Library, it means we get to be spies. In what is fast becoming one of our favorite times of the year (we have many), Get Caught Reading Month is a time for BCPL staff to go on the hunt in the community to find people reading – anywhere and everywhere. The month-long observance has been around since 1999, when the Association of American Publishers launched it … Continue reading
They say time flies when your kids are young, and that couldn’t be truer than in the case of the Kyova Branch. It’s hard to believe the mall branch turns 1 year old on May 1! Enjoy cake and other refreshments throughout the day when you visit the branch, located in the Kyova Mall, across from Elder-Beerman. You can also register to win dinner and a movie for 2 at the Kyova Mall. And feel free to sing “Happy Birthday” … Continue reading
If you are anything like me, you enjoy reading or hearing poetry, and have a deep appreciation for those who create it, but you don’t profess to be able to write it yourself. That’s why Poem in Your Pocket Day – this year on April 26 – is so cool. It’s a day when poets and non-poets alike can share their love of the craft. The idea is simple: select a poem you love, then carry it with you to … Continue reading
The Library has two upcoming vacancies on its Board of Trustees. Are you interested in helping to guide the library, plan for future services and support a great community resource? Then you should apply! You must be at least 18, and a resident of Boyd County. Complete information and an online application can be found here. Applications will be taken through April 30 with the intention of interviewing candidates at the May 15 board meeting.