Big Read: The Great Gatsby Read Aloud

April 6, 2015 by  

Great Gatsby

Celebrate The Big Read and a favorite F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby! According to the website of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read is a grant designed to restore reading to the center of American culture, providing citizens with the opportunity to collectively discuss one single book within their community. The Paramount Arts Center is a recipient of the 2015 grant, enlisting community organizations to participate in programming suited for the Fitzgerald novel. The Great Gatsby Read Aloud is … Continue reading

3rd annual Love Your Library 5K

April 6, 2015 by  

LYL5K 2015

Register today for the 1.25 mile run/walk and show your support for BCPL! $10 pre-registration fee if you have a Boyd County Public Library card. Register at the library and show your card or sign up for a new card. Non BCPL card holder pre-registration before April 24 is $15; day of event is $20. Pre-registered groups of 8 or more may register for $12 each. 2015 Love Your Library 5K Registration Form

Couch to 5K

February 25, 2015 by  

Couch to 5K

Along with all of the great library resources that get patrons minds racing, BCPL now offers a 5K training course to get their feet racing, too. The 7-week training course begins March 10, and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Main Branch. Class begins at 6 p.m. The last date of the training course is April 23, leading up to the 3rd Annual Love Your Library 5K on April 24. Couch to 5K is led by trained … 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

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