Family History Month 2016

October 2, 2016 by  

October is Family History Month, and here at BCPL, we are hosting a selection of programs to celebrate and help you discover your roots. October 3 – Using Newspapers Online (6 p.m.) October 12 – Backroom Tour of the Minnie C. Winder Room (6 p.m.) October 13 – Library of Virginia Website Research (6 p.m.) October 18 – Genealogy on Facebook (6 p.m.) October 27 – Guest Speaker: Eddie Price – Ohio River Heritage (2 p.m.)* Guest Speaker: Eddie Price – … Continue reading

Genealogy Detectives

August 11, 2016 by  

BOYD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PARTNER WITH POAGE DAR FOR “GENEALOGY DETECTIVES” The Boyd County Public Library is excited to announce its involvement in Poage Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution’s Genealogy Detectives. “Genealogy Detectives is a live event that will take place locally Friday, November 18, 2016. Nothing like this has ever been done in our area,” says Poage DAR Regent Amanda Tilsley, “and by presenting this show, we are giving individuals the opportunity to have genealogists trace their … Continue reading

Teen Library Council

August 11, 2016 by  

The Teen Library Council (TLC) is a dedicated group of teens ages 13-18 who meet monthly with Elizabeth Crawford, Youth Services Supervisor and other staff to: Discuss and recommend books, movies, music, and more. Help plan selected library programs. Give input on library issues related to teens. Promote reading. Promote use of the library. Promote teen activities. The Teen Library Council (TLC) requires a commitment and application. The Commitment Attendance– The TLC usually meets from 7:00-7:45 pm on the second … Continue reading

Exemplary Status 2014 – 2016

June 1, 2016 by  

The Boyd County Public Library (BCPL) is proud to announce that it has earned Exemplary status, the highest level of achievement given to Kentucky libraries by the Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA)’s Standards Committee, for a second time. BCPL is one of only nine libraries in the state to receive this prestigious designation for the 2014-2016 cycle. This is the second time that the Boyd County Public Library has received this honor. The first was during the 2012-2014 standards evaluation … Continue reading

Concealed Carry Class

Boyd County Public Library will host a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapon, or CCDW, certification class at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the library’s Main branch, 1740 Central Ave. in Ashland. The class will be taught by certified instructor Kathy Fisher and will divided into two parts: classroom instruction and firing range test. The classroom portion will consist of an instructional video, study of CCDW booklet (provided) and a written exam. The class will then move off-site from the library to a … Continue reading

The most wonderful time of the year

October 15, 2014 by  

By Amanda Clark, BCPL adult programming supervisor I am a planner. I get paid to plan and I enjoy it. Because of my position at BCPL, most of my days are spent about three months in the future—at least on paper. For this reason, when stores put Christmas trees out for sale in July, I cringe.  Mentally, I kick and scream and refuse to even think that it’s time to plan for Christmas. For the Library, Christmas gets planned at … Continue reading

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