Heritage Center &
To all who attended
A Whimsical, Wizarding Adventure
"The real success came from the kids, the smiles on their faces made it all worth while. We tried to take this program in a new direction, something different that our "normal" programing. I'm proud to say we did so and everyone loved it." -Travis Combs
A Bible donated to the Breathitt County Public Library more than 5 years ago has been correctly identified. The worn and tattered German Bible was originally identified at the time of the donation in October 2009 as the Hogg-Adams Bible in published information about the donation.
On October 19, 2009, Mary Sue Smith donated the Bach Catechism and several other relicts to the Breathitt County Public Library. At that time, a Bible printed in 1742 in the donated collection was erroneously identified by volunteers and the Library staff as the Hogg-Adams Bible. The actual Hogg-Adams Bible remains in a private collection on Quicksand Creek in Breathitt County and is not in the Breathitt County Public Library Collection.
The Bible currently in the collection of the Breathitt County Public Library was printed in 1742 and was the family Bible of the John Baltzer and Rosanna (Stumphen) Bach family. Both Bibles and numerous other artifacts were a part of the Wilgus Bach Collection housed at Stevenson, Kentucky. Following Dr. Back’s death in 1936, the collection was divided and the Hogg-Adams Bible was returned to the Lazarus W. P. Back family where it is preserved today.
The John Baltzer Bach Bible, the Bach Catechism, and numerous other Bach artifacts can be viewed at the Breathitt County Public Library by appointment.
To make an appointment please contact Stephen Bowling by phone 606-666-5541 or email - Breathitt@BellSouth.net
Cataloging & Circulation
Media Specialist &
Heritage Center &
Stephen D. Bowling
"A Whimsical, Wizarding Advnture" took guests on a whirlwind trip into a fictional realm where the worlds of j.K. Rowling and Washington Irving meet to spin a one-of-a-kind adventure.
To find out more about our most recent teen program by following the link below.
To serve the informational and educational needs of the citizens of Breathitt County through the acquisition and maintenance of quality materials, programs, and other services in a manner commensurate with responsible fiscal governance.
From school visits to teen programs, special appearances and great family events the Library always has something going on.
This month we go "Back to School" as we once again take up our "Library Supports Reading" dates throughout the county
Click below for a schedule of our school visits and our event Calendar!
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The BCPL is Proud to introduce BCPL Media. BCPL MEdia encomposes all of our online digital media services. Be on the look out for a dedicated page with links to all our Social and Digital Media Pages. Until then, take a look at the following links.
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In February, we announced that the library was awarded 2015 StoryCorps @ Your Library grant. Being one of only 10 libraries to recieve this prestigous honor, the Breathitt County public Library is proud to participate in the program which allows us to preserve conversations that record our experiences while capturing our unique dialect.
If you have a story to tell, a memory you hold dear, or some information you believe needs to be preserved on any subject, we would love to hear your story. The grant is looking for stories about coal and its impact on our lives and families, but conversations can center on any topic.
"These aren't interveiws, they're conversations. We welcome you to bring a friend or family member to share youecpirience with, it truly is a conversation. The short, laid-back nature of the StoryCorps conversation is unlike any oral-history we have on record, plus these conversations will go on to be recorded in our Library collection as well as partner Libraries across the nation, including the Library of Congress!"
Please contact Stephen Bowling or Travis Combs to reserve your timeslot.
The Breathitt County Public Library is looking to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Trustees.
If you are interested in serving on our Board or if you are interested in more information on our Board
(Meetings, policies, etc.) please click the links below.
Accelerated Reader- Book finder for the school-based testing system.
Reading Counts- Book finder for the Library's Summer Reading testing system.
FactHound- A "safe search" site for your family with fun, education based media.
E-Books- Kentucky Libraries Unbound, this is the e-book software used by the Library.
YouTube- Follow the Library for the newest videos featuring happenings at the BCPL.