Library to Host Special Collections Grand Re-Opening
Boyle County Public Library patrons are invited to the Grand Re-Opening of Special Collections on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm. After flooding from the ice storm of 2015 caused damage to the plaster ceiling in the Reference Room, many of the materials were temporarily relocated to the Mahan House while special repairs were made to the ceiling. Now that the work has been completed, the Library's Reference Room will be re-opening as the Special Collections area.
"We are so glad to finally have the Reference Room back to working order," says Jamie Helle, BCPL Reference Librarian. "Creating a 'Ready Reference' area on the 5th level of the Library allowed for more space in the Reference Room for Special Collections. We are grateful to now have these resources in a location that can be accessed by appointment during certain hours."
Special Collections is the Library's main resource for rare and archival materials. It includes historic non-circulating books and materials that cover a broad range of topics, formats and periods. The Boyle County Public Library Special Collections includes primary and secondary sources from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Many of the materials are scarce and unique, documenting the cultural, social, political, and economic history of Boyle County and Kentucky.