Checkout Your Community

June 26, 2013 by  

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What started as an idea to let library patrons checkout passes to the local museum has grown into an innovative new program designed to let the community discover … well, the community. Boyd County Public Library’s new Checkout Your Community program kicks off Monday, July 1, and we’re having a huge Block Party to celebrate! Come and enjoy free hot dogs and drinks, bounce around in an inflatable (well, kids might like that more than adults), and get a free … Continue reading

Celebrate Audiobook Month

June 7, 2013 by  

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At Boyd County Public Library, we just wrapped up one of our favorite months – where we get to catch people reading in our community. Now, it’s June, and that’s a great time to get caught listening. June is Audiobook Month (sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association) – a month with many opportunities to listen to a great book. All those long hours spent soaking up the sun beside the pool? Listen to a book. Cutting the grass on a … Continue reading

Your library defined

June 7, 2013 by  

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by Debbie Cosper, BCPL Director Those of us who work in a library – like those in other career fields – are guilty of periodically (pun intended) using jargon that’s often not used by the rest of the world. So, I thought I would take a few minutes to define some BCPL “library-ese” for all of you” Boyd County Public Library: consists of four locations: Main in Ashland, Catlettsburg Branch, Kyova Branch, and Outreach Center (which is closed to public … Continue reading

Playaway Views!!

May 17, 2013 by  

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Just in time for summertime car trips – new Playaway Views for kids are available for checkout at Boyd County Public Library.  Playaway Views are self-contained, durable video players for kids. They come preloaded with content and are easy for kids to operate. Titles include Sesame Street, PBS’ Super Why!, Arthur, Caillou, and more. “They’re amazing, and so sturdy,” said Jamie Bayne, BCPL information services supervisor and the mother of a toddler. “My son is almost 2, and he can … Continue reading

Adult Summer Reading

May 17, 2013 by  

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This time of year, at libraries around the country, preparation is in high gear for the summer reading programs for kids – as a great way to keep their minds engaged while they are out of school for a few months. That’s certainly the case here at BCPL, where we have been working hard (for several months now) getting ready for eight weeks of fun and excitement with kids and teens. But, a few years ago, we thought, “What about … Continue reading

Parents, children and reading

May 10, 2013 by  

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Parents of young children have a special relationship with libraries, and believe libraries are very important for their kids. That’s the main conclusion of a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center as part of the center’s Internet & American Life Project. It interviewed 2,252 Americans age 16 and older on the role that libraries play in their lives and in their communities. That news is not surprising to any of us at Boyd County Public Library. We see … Continue reading

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