Businesses offer incentives for library card holders

Published 10:14 am Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Save money on pizza, ice cream, pet supplies and even limo rides in September when you flash your Boyd County Public Library cards at local businesses.

About 25 Boyd County businesses are offering discounts from Sept. 1-30 to anyone who shows their BCPL card.

The library appreciates all our business partners as we work collectively to show the importance of having and using a library card, and to reward patrons who are already active library users.

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For a complete listing of the business partners, pick up a bookmark at the Ashland, Catlettsburg or Summit branch,or visit

Or, check out the library’s Facebook page — everything is listed there, too.

In these tough economic times, everyone needs a library card. Sure, you can get discounts in September, but you can also save money all year with your card.

Now, more than ever, Americans depend on their libraries and librarians for financial information, computer and Internet access, free programs and entertainment, and, of course, books and movies.

Parents may find it harder than ever to make sure their children have everything they need for school. Luckily, the most important school supply of all doesn’t cost a thing. It’s a library card.

So get your’s today. New card holders get a bag with library goodies and business discount coupons.

And if you already have a BCPL card, then you can “Recruit for the Library Team” by bringing in a new card holder.

Each time you do, we’ll enter you in a drawing for a cool sports prize pack, which includes tickets to the Oct. 30 Marshall-UTEP football game (donated by Community Trust Bank).

Amanda Gilmore

Community Relations Coordinator

Boyd County Public Library