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Stanza Bonanza: April is National Poetry Month

April 1, 2014 by  

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by Whitney Lyons, interim community relations coordinator Beginning with the nursery rhymes we recite as young children (and pass down to our own), to the classics we’ve studied in school, poetry has become such an integral part of our lives. It is the foundation of our favorite song lyrics, or that catchy commercial jingle that you just can’t seem to get out of your head. Poetry is everywhere, and not just our bookshelves. It surrounds us, affects our mood, and … Continue reading

April events

March 25, 2014 by  

Big April events

Date and time                                     Event and location April 1, 1:30 p.m.                                   Preschool Storytime (K) April 1, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.                        AARP Tax-Aide (K) April 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                       AARP Tax-Aide (K) April 2, 11 a.m.                                     Preschool Storytime (M) April 3, 2 p.m.                                       Hospice Bereavement Counseling (M) April 4, 11:30 a.m.                                 Toddler Time (M) April 4, 1 p.m                                        Toddler Time (K) April 5-12                                             Money Smart Week April 5, 11 a.m.                                     Money Smart: Preparing for Long-Term Care (K) April 5, 2 … Continue reading

BCPL: There’s an app for that!

February 7, 2014 by  

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Want to renew a book or place on one hold? There’s an app for that. Need to know how late Boyd County Public Library is open on Fridays? There’s an app for that. Want to download your favorite author’s latest novel (for free)? There’s an app for that, too! BCPL just launched a mobile app that puts all the great features and services of the library at your fingertips, on the go. You can instantly tap into library resources from … 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

Oh, the stuff you can do!!

October 22, 2013 by  

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Just in time for Halloween – use your Boyd County Public Library card to checkout a ghost-hunting kit! A kit to explore paranormal activities is just one of the many new and unusual items in the Checkout Your Community program at BCPL. Other items you might not expect to be able to take home with your library card include night vision goggles, metal detectors, fishing poles and a Frisbee golf set. We also recently added chess and checkers sets to … Continue reading

Perfect time to find dead people

October 11, 2013 by  

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by Amanda Gilmore, BCPL Community Relations One of the most popular places at Boyd County Public Library is the genealogy department. With its knowledgeable staff and terrific resources, the department is a busy place seven days a week. But October has special meaning to genealogists, and gives a great reason to check out a local treasure you might have missed up to this point. October is designated in many states, including Kentucky, as Family History Month. It’s a great time … Continue reading

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