Job Opening at the Library

December 30, 2014

Adult Programming Coordinator

The Boyle County Public Library is looking for a creative and motivated person to act as Adult Programming Coordinator. This person will plan and implement programs that support existing library services, further the library’s long-range goals, respond to stated needs from library patrons, and enhance the Library’s partnership activities with other community agencies, all aimed at an adult audience.

The Adult Programming Coordinator will work collaboratively with all staff members, particularly the Education Outreach Coordinator and the PR Coordinator. This person, in consultation with other library staff, will seek to offer programs, exhibits, and events that complement the services/programs offered in other areas of the library including children and ‘Tweens, local history, local collections, current events, and scheduled classes.

A complete job description for this position can be found on the Careers section of our website.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to by January 11, 2015.

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Holiday Closings

December 22, 2014

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed on the following dates this holiday season:

• Wednesday, December 24 - Friday, December 26, 2014
(Closed for the Christmas holiday.)

• Wednesday, December 31, 2014
(The Library will close early at 4:00 pm on New Year's Eve.)

• Thursday, January 1, 2015
(The Library will be closed on New Year's Day.)

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

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Kentucky Holiday Hauntings

December 1, 2014

The Library will host "Kentucky Holiday Hauntings" on Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Roberta Simpson Brown will present this Kentucky Humanities Council program about Kentucky ghost stories related to the holidays. (If you think holidays and hauntings are an unlikely pair, you might recall that Andy Williams sang about "scary ghost stories" in the classic Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.")

Brown's talk relates stories from her books that are focused on true holiday hauntings in Kentucky. Some people do not know that Christmas, not Halloween, used to be the traditional time for ghost stories. Families and friends usually came for extended visits at holidays, and not having modern means of entertainment, they gathered around a fireplace or stove in winter or outside on the porch or under the stars in warm weather, and entertained themselves by telling ghost stories. This program reminds us of long ago Kentucky customs that are an important part of our heritage.

Those interested in attending this free program may register in-person at the Library's Circulation Desk, online at, by calling 859.238.7323.

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Library to Host Antique Appraisal Event

November 20, 2014

The Library will host Antique Appraisal with Jerry Sampson on Monday, December 1st at 6:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Sampson, owner of Sampson Antiques, Books & Appraisals in Harrodsburg, will give a 20-minute presentation about antique appraisal followed by a question & answer session and one-on-one meetings with the audience members and their antique items.   

Event size is limited to 30 people, and registration is required. Those interested in attending the program may register in-person at the Library or by calling 859.238.7323.

If you attend this free event, please note that Sampson will appraise personal, household, and decorative items. He will not, however, appraise coins, money, sports memorabilia, jewelry, or military items.

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Library to Host "The Big Read" Community Forum

November 11, 2014

The Boyle County Public Library will host The Big Read Community Forum on Wednesday, November 12th at 4:00 pm to discuss community participation in "The Big Read," a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. "The Big Read" provides organizations with grants and comprehensive resources that support their efforts to inspire their community to read and discuss a single book. More information about "The Big Read" can be found online at

In this Community Forum, we will be discussing opportunities for partnerships with local businesses, brainstorming ideas for related programs, and begin the process of selecting a book.

Members of the community interested in participating in The Big Read Community Forum may register by contacting Mary Flachbart at or by calling the circulation desk at 859-238-7323. Online registration is also available.

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