Summer Reading 2014

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

Short & Sweet program

May 6, 2013 by  

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The Short & Sweet program at the Kyova Branch (second Thursday at 6 p.m.) has some great selections coming up! 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 call it … Continue reading

Register for Summer Reading 2013

May 1, 2013 by  

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Boyd County Public Library is ready to get down and dirty with kids this summer. “Dig Into Reading” is the free eight-week summer reading program at Boyd County Public Library, which kicks off Saturday, June 1. Starting the week of June 4, there are fun and educational programs each week for toddlers through tweens at the Ashland, Catlettsburg and Kyova branches.  The teen program is called “Beneath the Surface,” with weekly programs at both Main and Kyova. All the fun … Continue reading

First Friday Fun

April 26, 2013 by  

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Having a branch of Boyd County Public Library right in the heart of downtown means that the library can easily participate in all the great happenings in Ashland. And it’s especially fun it the summer months. Summer is when our monthly Pictures in the Park program returns to the Library Commons area adjacent to the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. This free outdoor family movie night is held the first Friday of May through August. At dark, we show a … Continue reading

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