Goodbye and good luck to BCPL employee

April 21, 2014 by  

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  

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  

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  

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

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