The final report from this winter’s SOAR conference has been released. You can check it out by clicking here. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers collaborated for a conference entitled Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) in December.
We’re trying something new at Boyd County Public Library this winter. Participation in our summer reading program for adults has grown steadily since it began five years ago, and several of those readers have asked “Why don’t you do something like this in the winter?” Your wish is our command! The first-ever winter reading program for adults runs from Jan. 6 through March 31. We’re calling it “Hot Reads, Cold Nights” and we’re hoping that many of you will want … Continue reading
The Short & Sweet program at the Kyova Branch (second Thursday at 6 p.m.) has some great selections coming up in 2014! This is a fun and easy program to do … just pick up a copy of that month’s short literary selections at Kyova, or read them online, using the links posted here. At the program, join in a brief discussion of each selection, and then enjoy some sweets. We promise to wrap it up within an hour. We … Continue reading
by Amanda Clark, adult programming supervisor Happy New Year! While I love the idea of a new year and new beginnings, the change to a new calendar also makes me a little sad. The Christmas season, for the most part, highlights giving and altruism. The turn of a new year, seems to me, just the opposite. I have unofficially named the day after Christmas, “The Most Depressing Day of the Year.” We spend a great deal of time, effort, and … Continue reading
Your tax dollars at work by Debbie Cosper, BCPL director By now Boyd County residents have received their tax bills. Like most things, some people paid it without really looking at more than the grand total. Some probably looked more closely, and some I’m sure grumbled about having to pay it at all. But I’m also sure that almost everyone wondered what each entity does with what they get. Well, I’m here to tell you exactly where the library’s portion of … Continue reading
It won’t be long until many of us are spending many hours in local stores and malls, trying to find that perfect gift for someone special. Heck, some of you have probably already started your shopping, and maybe even finished. But not counting those over-achieving shoppers who will be lounging around watching movies and sipping egg nog during the next month, or those who do their shopping from in front of a computer, there will still be an abundance of … Continue reading