Stanza Bonanza: April is National Poetry Month

April 1, 2014 by  

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by Whitney Lyons, interim community relations coordinator Beginning with the nursery rhymes we recite as young children (and pass down to our own), to the classics we’ve studied in school, poetry has become such an integral part of our lives. It is the foundation of our favorite song lyrics, or that catchy commercial jingle that you just can’t seem to get out of your head. Poetry is everywhere, and not just our bookshelves. It surrounds us, affects our mood, and … Continue reading

BCPL embraces change

March 25, 2014 by  

by Amanda Gilmore, community relations coordinator Sadly, this is my final opportunity to write about all the fantastic stuff your library brings to you, and does for you. It’s hard to wrap up 10 years of learning, and experiences and memories in one blog. But, when it comes down to it, in my decade at BCPL (the greatest library in the state of Kentucky, and perhaps the world, by the way!), what has impressed me most is how the library … Continue reading

Reading in the (3M) Clouds

March 19, 2014 by  


Book lending at Boyd County Public Library is reaching new heights – to the clouds, actually. The 3M Cloud Library is a new resources that lets borrowers checkout books to their computer or mobile device, and read them on either one – or both. In March, BCPL rolled out the new Discovery Terminal at the Main Branch – a touch screen system that patrons can browse and then select an ebook, place one on hold or rate a title. Additional … Continue reading

Love Your Library walk/run

March 14, 2014 by  

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By Kellie Nunley, BCPL Technical Services Supervisor On your mark … get set … GO! Did you know Boyd County Public Library has a 5K? We do, and we are excited to announce that the 2nd annual Love Your Library 5K event is coming up soon – on Friday, April 25.  Last year, about 350 participants and spectators took part, and we hope to draw an even bigger crowd this year. Love Your Library 5K is a bit different than … Continue reading

Building remodeling

March 14, 2014 by  


It’s a very exciting time here at The Library.  Planning is underway to remodel both the Main Branch and our Summit Outreach facility. At Main, we are remodeling the non-fiction area to include brighter lighting, new paint, and a revamp of space. The newly created space from the repositioning of shelving will provide for a “teen/young adult” area – great for progressive study, research and discussion.  Upon completion, this remodel will provide a fresh, aesthetically modern look to an integral … Continue reading

March board meeting rescheduled

March 14, 2014 by  

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The monthly meeting of the BCPL Board of Trustees will be Monday, March 24 (and not March 17). The meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the Main Branch. Board meetings are open to the public.

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