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Memorial Day Closing

On Monday, May 29, all Boone County Public Library locations will remain closed in honor of Memorial Day. We will open for regular hours again on Tuesday.

It's Summer Reading Y'all!

It's Summer Reading Y'all!

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

Kick-off Summer Reading at all BCPL locations on Thursday, June 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with live music, carnival games, face tattoos, popcorn, and a FREE Kona Ice!

Boone County has reading programs for all ages - from birth to adult. Register for Summer Reading, and read for fun and prizes all summer long! Participating schools will register students in May but public registration and logging for everyone begins June 1.

The digital reading log will be available here on June 1. For those who prefer paper, family reading logs for kids, and reading tickets for adults can be picked up at any Boone County Public Library location once Summer Reading begins.

Check our blog for complete details about prizes, age levels, and kick-offs.

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

Mystery and Mayhem: Horror or Hero? Flies and Forensic Entomology

Where: Florence Branch
When: May 30 at 7 p.m.

Forensic entomology is the study of how fly maggots help resolve criminal investigations. While the subject is gruesome, this presentation will be on a level that is appropriate for all ages and temperaments.

Presented by Gregory Dahlem, PhD., of Northern Kentucky University. Please register.


Image (cc) JJ Harrison

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Mystery and Mayhem

Mystery and Mayhem

Where: Boone County Public Library
When: Month of May

Stop by the Library during the month of May and our very own book detectives - a.k.a. Librarians - can help you find just the right thing to satisfy your inner crime scene investigator. Or, if you prefer to remain incognito, browse the True Crime Display at any BCPL location!

For more information about Mystery and Mayhem fun and events, please check our blog post.

CCOW/Bookmobile: Invitation to Bid


Boone County Public Library (BCPL) requests bids for replacement of the current "Community Center on Wheels" (CCOW or bookmobile). You may review the scope of work and obtain bidding documents by contacting the BCPL Facilities Manager, Timothy Fritz ( or 859-292-3381). Bids are due to the Boone County Public Library – Main Library in Burlington, Kentucky, (1786 Burlington Pike) - on Friday, June 23 by 11:30 AM local time in the Staff Conference Room.

Lents Branch Relocation Project

Boone County Public Library District is seeking a proposal from qualified firms to provide Opening Day Collection Services. Proposals are due June 15, 2017.

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

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