Butterflies are free to fly

August 20, 2013 by  

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If all goes as planned, Boyd County Public Library will soon be a regular pit stop on the route of the majestic Monarch butterflies as they travel from Canada to Mexico, and back. Work began in August on a Monarch Waystation, just outside the Main Branch in Ashland, and adjacent to Central Park and Crabbe Elementary. The site was chosen because of the large amount of sun it receives, making it ideal for butterfly travelers. Members of the Southern Hills … Continue reading

BCPL board lowers tax rate

August 20, 2013 by  

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The Boyd County Public Library Board of Trustees has set a budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that once again reduces both the real property and personal property tax rates for county residents. The board voted unanimously in favor of the tax rate reduction at its meeting this week. The decision comes on the heels of BCPL’s record-breaking year in terms of items checked out. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, library patrons checked out a total of 523,152 … Continue reading

PebbleGo for young learners

August 16, 2013 by  


We’re never too old, or too young, to learn. Here at the library, we like to encourage learning at any age, and we are excited to offer resources to make that easy, and fun, for everyone. Many of those resources are online, in the form of more than 50 electronic databases that cover everything from learning languages, to researching how to start a business, to getting live help with your homework. One group we haven’t been able to offer much … Continue reading

Be safe online

August 16, 2013 by  

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By Leigh Scaggs, BCPL network administrator Whether you’re using a computer in the library or at home there are some basic rules for online safety everyone should know and follow. The first thing you want to do is keep your computer free of software designed to cause you problems or steal information from you. The library uses a setup which wipes the computer clean between users to rid the computer of personal information but also to clean any malware from … Continue reading

Get your night-vision goggles here!

August 14, 2013 by  

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… and your metal detectors, and walkie-talkies. And much more. The new items are part of BCPL’s innovative new Checkout Your Community program, which kicked off July 1. The lending program is designed to introduce library card holders (BCPL has more than 40,000) to the community’s activities and organizations by allowing them to check out a pass or equipment to try an activity that interests them.  The night-vision goggles, metal detectors and walkie-talkies join other sporting and recreational equipment already … Continue reading

A record-breaking summer!

August 8, 2013 by  

Adult Summer Reading Reviews

There is no such thing as the “summer brain drain” at Boyd County Public Library! We just finished a record year in terms of participation in our summer reading programs for youth and teens. And we couldn’t be happier. We are happy knowing that the 1100-plus students who participated in the youth program, “Dig Into Reading,” and the teen one, “Beneath the Surface,” are better prepared as they re-enter the classroom this month. That’s because they logged a total of … Continue reading

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