BCPL Friends annual meeting May 29

May 19, 2014 by  


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

Goodbye and good luck to BCPL employee

April 21, 2014 by  

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By Debbie Cosper, BCPL Director On March 26, Boyd County Public Library bade farewell to Community Relations Coordinator Amanda Gilmore as she left to begin her new career (editing stuff for some company).  During her ten years here, she made sure the library was marketed and promoted as much as possible, which is really great because I spent my first six months at BCPL without anyone to do that. During my first week on the job I was wondering how … Continue reading

The clear-cut on copyright

April 10, 2014 by  

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By Leigh Scaggs, Boyd County Public Library network administrator Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet. – Mark Twain Once upon a time, a thousand years ago (okay, maybe just 20) copyright law was clear to everyone. If you went out and got a book or magazine, copied something from it, and passed it off as your own work you were violating copyright. Simple. In our digital age, sites … Continue reading

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

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