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

Groundbreaking reviews

July 19, 2013 by  

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We just passed the halfway mark of “Groundbreaking Reads,” the adult summer reading program here at Boyd County Public Library, and we’re thrilled with the number of participants – and all the books being read. Since Memorial Day, 143 adults have registered for the program, and together they have written 633 book reviews. Reviews don’t need to be lengthy – 25 words is the minimum. Some folks write much more than that, and that is fine with us. Reviews can … Continue reading

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. Checkout Your Community program is a new lending program 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. Many of the items that … 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

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