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Florence Branch: Closed from July 1 to July 15

All BCPL Locations Closed for July 4th Holiday

The Florence Branch will be closed for installation of a new HVAC system and carpeting. The branch will reopen Sunday, July 16, at 1 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It's Summer Reading Y'all!

It's Summer Reading Y'all!

Where: Boone County Public Library
When: From June 1 to August 31

Summer Reading is here, and participating is fun and easy. Register online and update your reading log electronically. Or, if you prefer paper, you can:

Check our blog for complete details about prizes and age levels.

Boone County Summer Reading is a collaboration between Boone County Public Library, Boone County Schools, and Walton Verona Schools.

Tales Mail

Kids can write a letter to Tales, the Library Dragon!

Tales mail

Tales has a new mailbox and would love to get letters from his friends! Beginning July 1st, children can come to any BCPL location and send a letter to Tales. Special Tales stationary will be available, or they can write a letter at home and bring it in. Kids can ask Tales a question, or tell him about a favorite book. He loves to hear about what kids are reading! Please make sure your child’s first and last name are on the letter.

Stop by the front desk at Walton, Florence, and Chapin, or the Children's Department at Main and Scheben to get a Tales mailing stamp. Place the letter in the Tales mailbox and put the flag up! Tales will write back to your child, but please allow two weeks for Tales to answer. Visit the the branch listed on your return address to pick-up your mail.

Address Tales' letters to:
Tales the Dragon
The Library
KY 12345

Free and Legal Music Downloads with Freegal

Music lovers rejoice! Did you know that you can download five free songs a week with just your Library card? That’s 260 songs a year! You can access over 10,000 labels and millions of songs through BCPL’s subscription to Freegal. The songs are yours to keep. They will never expire, there is no special download software to install, and they will play on any mp3 player - including iPods, iPhones and iPads.

To get started, go to Freegal, login with your library card number, and start downloading!

Madcap Puppets: Jumping Over the Moon.

Madcap Puppets

Image (c) Madcap Puppets

Where: Boone Woods Park
When: June 29 at 7 PM

In this participatory show, Sigmund and Edie entertain a baby monster at his birthday party. In case of rain, the show will be held at the Main Library. Call the Parks Hotline at 334-2283 for weather updates.

Lents Branch Relocation Project

For more information regarding the Lents Branch relocation project in Hebron, take a look at our blog post and our FAQ.

All BCPL Locations Go Smoke-free on July 1.

Over the last two years we have received many comments from concerned people about second-hand smoke outside our doors. Because you asked for it, and because we are dedicated to providing a welcoming, healthy, and safe environment for customers and staff, the Library Board has decided to make all BCPL properties smoke-free beginning July 1, 2017. For more information, read our Smoke and Tobacco Free Property policy.

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