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BCPL is “exemplary” library

February 5, 2013 by  

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We are thrilled to have received Exemplary status from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. This is the highest rating a library can receive in Kentucky. Exemplary libraries are those that “exceed expectations,” according to the Kentucky Public Library Standards. Only five libraries in the state have this distinction. BCPL’s board and staff have been working hard on attaining exemplary status since the standards were first announced a few years ago. Standards provide a guide to excellence, and define … Continue reading

Extreme Makeover: Catlettsburg Edition

February 1, 2013 by  

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In the library world, we like to refer to February as Love Your Library Month. There’s so much to love – all year round – but the month when love is traditionally celebrated seems like a good time to spread some of that love to libraries. This year, at BCPL, we have another reason. On Valentine’s Day – the big day of love itself – we will be showing off all the improvements made over the last few months to … Continue reading

It’s Bingo time!!

January 28, 2013 by  

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Libraries and bingo. Not two things you usually associate together. But we think it’s a perfect combination. It lets people win prizes while learning more about all the materials and many great services Boyd County Public Library offers. So, all during February, we play Library Bingo – and give prizes to everyone who gets “five in a row.” It’s simple to play: just complete the library “task” listed on the square, and have it initialed by a staff member.  You … Continue reading

Show off your literary fashion sense

January 18, 2013 by  

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The New Year signifies fresh beginnings and limitless possibilities. And, in case you didn’t know, it’s also when the fashion industry starts setting all the trends you’ll see in the months and years to come. Fashion Week 2013 is just around the corner (Feb. 7 to 14), in New York. It’s a week when all the top designers will reveal their fall and winter fashions on the runway at Lincoln Center. Now, I’m no fashionista. Not by a long shot. … Continue reading

Touch someone’s heart

January 4, 2013 by  

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One of the coolest things we do at The Library every year is connect people in our community – and beyond – through the making and receiving of Valentines. We call it Hands that Touch a Heart, and this is the ninth year we’ve been doing it at BCPL. It’s a simple idea: kids, teens, parents – anybody – who visits the library between early January and early February takes a few minutes to make a homemade Valentine. Then, we … Continue reading

Story times in 2013

December 31, 2012 by  

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Patrons spoke, and the library listened. Last fall’s move to uniform story hours for toddlers and preschoolers was not well-received by parents and caregivers, so Boyd County Public Library is switching back to its previous times. The 2013 story time programs include Toddler Time at the Catlettsburg, Main and Kyova branches; and Preschool Story Time at Main and Kyova. The Catlettsburg programs will resume as soon as the branch reopens in February (an exact date has not been set). Toddler … Continue reading

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