Avoid the “summer slide”

July 10, 2014 by  

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By Denise Dillow, BCPL Youth Services Supervisor “No more pencils, no more books!” When I was a child, I thought that the start of summer meant the end of schoolwork; I had no idea that my love for reading was helping me to continue learning throughout the summer. Many of my teacher friends often tell me about something referred to as the “summer slide,” which is something that happens when children do not continue to read during summer break.  They … Continue reading

Great resources for graduates

June 16, 2014 by  

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By Jamie Bayne, BCPL Information Services Supervisor As spring turns into summer, one thing we can rely on is Graduation Season.  Between May and June the stores are inundated with merchandise proclaiming proudly, “Class of 2014!”  It’s a wonderful achievement and should be celebrated.  But then reality sets in.  As a responsible adult, it’s time to get a job and to start on a career path.  But where do you start?  Colleges and high schools prepare you to find A2 … Continue reading

Family fun night

June 11, 2014 by  

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By Amanda Clark, Adult Programming Supervisor “Attack of the killer tomatoes!  Attack of the killer tomatoes! They’ll beat you, bash you, squish you, mash you, chew you up for brunch, and finish you off for dinner or lunch!” Feel free to sing along if you like; about 75 people did Halloween night in 2008 when Boyd County Public Library unveiled its outdoor movie equipment for the first time. The following spring, BCPL’s Pictures in the Park series began. The program … Continue reading

Let BCPL help make the most of your summer!

June 2, 2014 by  

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By Ben Nunley, BCPL Circulation Supervisor Warm weather is finally here and summer will arrive in just a few short weeks! After the long and cold winter we experienced, I can almost feel warmth coming from the letters of the word s-u-m-m-e-r. This is the time of the year we throw open the windows to get fresh air and start enjoying outdoor activities once again. Also, we make our annual migration outside to survey our yard and landscaping needs. At … Continue reading

BCPL Friends annual meeting May 29

May 19, 2014 by  

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CANNONSBURG       The annual meeting of Boyd County Public Library Friends will be Thursday, May 29, at the Kyova Branch. The membership meeting starts at 7 p.m. The branch is located in the Kyova Mall, across from Elder-Beerman. Agenda items include: 501(c)(3) status filing updates (non-profit); bookstore updates; and election to fill board vacancy. Anyone interested in joining the group, which supports library programs and services by volunteering and raising funds, is welcome to attend the meeting and find out more … Continue reading

Game on!

May 14, 2014 by  

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By Barb Biggs, BCPL Branch Manager At Boyd County Public Library, we’ve got game.  Or, games, I should say – and lots of them! You may think that this sounds absurd.  Games?  At the library? However, we are gaming, and we are gaming proudly.  At the Kyova Branch, we have a large screen television and an Xbox One Kinect.  We have plenty of games to play while you’re hanging out at the library and plenty to checkout.  In fact, a … Continue reading

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