Personalized Library Cards

July 21, 2015 by  

Library Cards

In addition to putting your face in a book, Boyd County Public Library patrons can now put their face on a library card! Card holders can embellish their BCPL card with pictures of their family, favorite pet, or perhaps even their favorite book. Personalized cards are now available for $5 each; patrons may purchase an unlimited number of cards for each individual library account. Patrons who wish to purchase a personalized library card will receive instructions for uploading their images to … Continue reading

Adult Summer Reading

May 5, 2015 by  

Escape the Ordinary

“Escape the Ordinary,” BCPL’s adult summer reading program begins May 25 through September 7. Patrons may simply write a brief book review (at least 25 words) for each book read over the summer and earn rewards based on the number of submitted book reviews. Book reviews may be submitted online or stop by any branch to pickup a paper review form. This year’s rewards are as follows: 5 books = Escape the Ordinary browsing bag 10 books = Escape the Ordinary … Continue reading

BCPL: There’s an app for that!

February 7, 2014 by  

digital_mobile app

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  

author of your own life story

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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