Libraries in the future?

November 19, 2013 by  

library of the future

Things to think about By Leigh Scaggs, Boyd County Public Library network administrator Yes, libraries are changing, that is true. When you read about it, it’s frequently from a doom-and-gloom perspective, predicting the demise of the public library.  But here at Boyd County Public Library, we know the reverse is true! BCPL is taking this time of transformation seriously and rapidly expanding our collections (books and music available online, online tutoring and language instruction) and services to reflect the changing … Continue reading

Free movies & TV

November 12, 2013 by  


By Ben Nunley, BCPL circulation supervisor Do you have a Boyd County Public Library card in your wallet or purse? Pull it out. That powerful little piece of plastic now gives you access to thousands of free streaming movies and television shows. That’s because BCPL recently joined the Library Ideas network of Public Library websites, which offers access to the Freegal Movies and Television Service. Freegal (the name is derived from “free and legal”) is a new digital service with … Continue reading

Help grow the genealogy collection

November 5, 2013 by  

family tree and roots

By Jim Kettel, BCPL genealogy supervisor During Family History Month in October, we were able to showcase many of the treasures in the genealogy department. Perhaps the neatest thing of all, from my perspective, was when we pulled out an old 16mm projector and showed some movies of Ashland from the 1930s and 1940s. What a treat that was, to sit there and watch the people in the movies pass by the camera in the period clothing on the streets of … Continue reading

The world needs your novel

October 29, 2013 by  

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The month of November means different things to different people. But for a large group of dedicated writers, the month is a time to slave over their laptops and wear out their pens as they try to write a novel in 30 days. It’s National Novel Writing Month – an effort we strongly support at the library. After all, the world needs more novels, and maybe yours. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a novelist, this is the time to … Continue reading

Doggone programs

September 27, 2013 by  

barktober 2013

At the library we like to take time in October to celebrate man’s best friend. For the past five years, we’ve held events during that month that are focused on our canine companions – whether they be our own, or ones in area shelters. That tradition continues this year – and we’ve added a couple more great programs to the mix. Our annual Barktober celebration returns, on Saturday, Oct. 12, at noon at the Kyova Branch. What is Barktober? It’s … Continue reading

Looking for library volunteers

September 13, 2013 by  

volunteers needed

By Amanda Clark, adult programming supervisor Volunteer: (n) A person who performs a service willingly and without pay.  (v) To offer (oneself or services) for some undertaking or purpose.         According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, 64.3 million Americans volunteered through an organization in 2011. Nearly 8 billion hours of service were recorded. The value of those donated services totaled $171 billion. These numbers seem colossal. That is, until you realize that little more than a quarter of … Continue reading

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