What does Boyd County Public Library have in common with supermarkets and discount department stores? Well, not a whole lot, actually, except that the library now offers self-checkout to its patrons. Four stations are up and running – three at the Main Branch, and one at Kyova. The self-checkout system uses RFID tags – radio frequency identification – to track items. Library customers lay their books or movies on a black pad, and an electronic eye in the checkout station … Continue reading
The Library would like to announce the addition of two new services – Freegal Music and Freading (ebooks). Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads, smartphones and other MP3-compatible devices. The Freegal Music Service will allow the Boyd County Public Library to increase the size and diversity of our collection by offering access to over 10,000 … Continue reading
We are constantly trying to make our iBranch, also known as our fourth branch, the most user-friendly, helpful library website around. With more than 40 online databases, offering everything from free music and book downloads, to homework help, to language learning, we think we do a pretty good job of getting cool services to our patrons. But the most used part of our site is our catalog – where you go to search our entire collection to find and reserve … Continue reading
As you head out and about on vacation this summer, it’s likely you’ll take some photos. If you take some at night, you might want to consider entering them in Boyd County Public Library’s upcoming photo exhibit. “Nightscapes” will be on display throughout August, as part of BCPL’s adult summer reading program, which is called “Between the Covers.” Any views or representations of a night scene are eligible for the exhibit. And it doesn’t have to be a photo you … Continue reading
A new service offered through BCPL lets teens another readers of young adult material “sync” that literature into their headphones – with two free audiobook downloads available each week all summer. Now you can listen to bestselling young adult titles and those required reading classics. Two free audiobook downloads are offered each week, from June 14 through Aug. 22. Just go to www.AudiobookSync.com to download the titles so you can listen on the run. Each week’s free audiobook pairings will … Continue reading
Summer Reading 2012 has begun! Coyote Chris and his friends from Silly Safaris helped us kick off eight weeks of fun and exciting programs. If you haven’t registered yet, make sure you do so soon, so you don’t miss out!