Contact Us: Laura

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E-mail an Open Records Request

You may use this online form to e-mail your records request. For additional submission options or requirements, please refer to our Open Records Request page.

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Take & Make Activity Kits

Bring home the excitement of some of your favorite library programs and events! Our various Take & Make Activity Kits are designed to provide you with everything you need to enjoy fun hands-on crafts, experiments, and other activities at your convenience.

Craft Takeout

Are you hungry for a new craft? Order up a delicious new project every month. Ages 18 and up.

  • Check our virtual events to see what’s coming up next!
  • Kits are released no later than the first Saturday of each month. Supplies are limited.
  • An accompanying craft-along video will premiere on Facebook at 6:00 PM on the second Saturday of the month. You can also watch or catch previous months’ craft activities on YouTube.

Critter Crafts Kits

Join us for Tails & Tales inspired stories and crafts during SummerQuest! If your kiddos are missing the full storytime experience, these kits may be just what you’re looking for! Every week, Ms. Jillian will present new Critter Tales and Critter Crafts videos on Facebook so that you can make storytime a true event at home! Add in the monthly kits with everything you need to craft your weekly projects, and you have the perfect recipe for at-home family fun and learning for the littles.

  • Monthly kits for each new month are available beginning at the end of the previous month. Pick them up anytime throughout the month while supplies last!
  • Accompanying Critter Tales and craft-a-long videos for each kit project air weekly every Friday afternoon on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

LGBTQ+ Pride Kits

Celebrate Pride Month with us! Show your own pride or allyhood with three included crafts: custom pronoun buttons, mini pride flags to wave (or wear), and a fun rainbow embroidery project. Plus, enjoy a variety of reading lists and a surprise giveaway. Due to the complexity of some projects, kits are recommended for ages 13 and up.

  • Kits released on June 14th and will remain available for as long as supplies last.
  • You can also grab our librarian-curated LGBTQ+ reading lists here!

STEMtacular Kits

Enjoy new experiments every month! Each kit includes supplies, detailed instructions, and an overview of the science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics concepts behind each experiment. Don’t worry—STEMtacular activities are designed with ages 8–14 in mind, but kits are available to all ages while supplies last.

  • Kits are available at the start of each month.
  • Occasionally, STEMtacular Sparks videos are developed and released on an irregular basis. These videos might feature a project from the monthly kit or try a similar experiment with different variables!

SummerQuest Crafts Kits

Create all kinds of fun crafts all summer long! In honor of our Tails & Tales theme, our SummerQuest crafts will all tie in with animals or enjoying the outdoors. Craft activities and concepts are planned with children ages 5 to 11 in mind, but kits are available to all ages on request.

  • Kits are released at the beginning of each month.
  • Monthly kits are are available while supplies last.

Teen Makerspace Kits

NOTE: Uh oh! Our supply delivery for June kits has been delayed, but we’ll let you know on our social media channels as soon as new kits are ready for pickup.

Make something new and uniquely awesome! Explore your creative limits by designing, building, or crafting a fun new project every month. From jewelry to painting to paper crafts, you can use our supplies and basic instructions to make something that is perfectly YOU.

Teen Makerspace Kits are created with teens in mind, but they are available to all ages while supplies last.

  • New kits are released early each month. Stay tuned to our Facebook or Instagram accounts for announcements, or ask at your preferred location.
  • Monthly Teen Makerspace videos debut on Facebook on the first Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM. You can also watch on YouTube!
  • During SummerQuest, enjoy bonus Teen Makerspace Kits filled with crafty fun! These are in addition to the regular monthly kits and will each contain multiple activities; available beginning June 15th and July 15th.

The following kits are on hiatus during SummerQuest:

Cultural Crafts Kits

Explore a variety of celebrations and customs from around the world! With each monthly kit, kids and the young at heart can create all kinds of fun crafts honoring holidays, festivals, and more being celebrated by different cultures and countries spanning the globe. Plus, learn a little bit about each of the month’s featured events.

Craft activities and concepts are planned with children ages 5 to 12 in mind, but kits are available to all ages on request.

  • Kits are released at the beginning of each month.
  • Monthly kits are are available while supplies last.

Pokémon Club Kits

Get ready to catch, craft, and win ’em all on the 4th Thursday of the month! Monthly Pokémon Club activities vary, but special craft kits are offered from time to time. Pokémon Club activities and kits are designed for Pokémon fans ages 7–18.

Storytime Crafts Kits

If your kiddos are missing the full storytime experience while large in-person programs are on hiatus, these kits may be just what you’re looking for! Every week, Ms. Jillian will present new Virtual Storytime and Storytime Crafts videos on Facebook so that you can make storytime a true event at home! Add in the monthly kits with everything you need to craft your weekly projects, and you have the perfect recipe for at-home family fun and learning for the littles.

  • Monthly kits for each new month are available beginning at the end of the previous month. Pick them up anytime throughout the month while supplies last!
  • Accompanying Virtual Storytimes and craft-a-long videos for each kit project air weekly every Friday afternoon on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

March 1, 2021: Network Upgrades

Expired 3/1/21

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: NETWORK UPGRADES

The Bullitt County Public Library (“BCPL”) in Bullitt County, Kentucky, is now accepting proposals for internal network upgrades at our newest branch within the BCPL system. The services requested in this document are part of the E-rate filing for BCPL for the 2021–22 funding year and are necessary for upgraded internet services at all locations. All bids must include the Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) or the bid will be disqualified. Information about the E-rate program can be found at www.usac.org/sl.

View the complete RFP (PDF format) »

February 22, 2021: Internet Access via Leased Lit Fiber

Expired 2/22/21

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: INTERNET ACCESS VIA LEASED LIT FIBER

The Bullitt County Public Library (“BCPL”) in Bullitt County, Kentucky, is now accepting proposals for Internet Access at many branches within the BCPL system. The services requested in this document are part of the E-rate filing for BCPL for the 2021–22 funding year and are necessary for upgraded internet services at all locations. All bids must include the Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) or the bid will be disqualified. Information about the E-rate program can be found at www.usac.org/sl.

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June 30, 2020: Central Library Invitation to Bid

Expired 6/30/20

INVITATION TO BID: NEW MAIN LIBRARY IN SHEPHERDSVILLE

The Bullitt County Public Library will receive bids from qualified contractors for a General Construction Contract, including site, grading, landscape, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection work for the new Main Library. The proposed work will encompass approximately 45,000 square feet of enclosed area.

Sealed bid packets must be received NO LATER than 2:00 PM EST on Tuesday, June 30th. Packets should be delivered to Ridgway Memorial Library, 127 N. Walnut Street, PO Box 99, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, ATTN: Joe Schweiss. Each contractor shall fax their List of Materials and Equipment, List of Subcontractors, and Unit Prices to Joe Schweiss, 502-543-5487, within one hour of the bid date and time.
All questions regarding drawings and specifications should be submitted to Omni Architects via e-mail, and replies will be issued to all accepted prime builders of record and will become part of the contract as addenda to the Drawings and Specifications in the plan. Questions received less than 72 hours before the bid opening cannot be answered.

Please include both contacts in any e-mail correspondence:

  • Don L. Adams, ALA | dladams@omniarchitects.com, 859-252-6664
  • Marck Manczyk | mark@omniarchitects.com

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIN-Learning button LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have.

Please note: LinkedIn Learning requires that users be at least 16 years old, but a public LinkedIn profile is not required for access. You just need your library card and PIN!

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Contact Us: Tiffany Holbert

Use this form to send questions or comments to Tiffany, our reference clerk at Mt. Washington Branch Library.
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Adventures in Coding with Lexi & Kathryn

Teen programmers Lexi and Kathryn decided the pandemic was the perfect time to give coding a try! To get started, they explored the free Code at Home Activities from Girls Who Code. For their first project, they selected one of the “unplugged” activities for learning binary code.


Lexi sums up the experience here:

This Girls Who Code at Home project was a great way to step away from my computer for a few minutes while still learning something new about the technology I use every day. 

I like that they give you everything you need for the activity including a printable bracelet and poster, and I thought it was very cool that they highlight the women in tech related to each project. So much information that I didn’t know! I had a lot of fun figuring out the binary code for my name and drawing out the design. Does it remind anyone else of the doors from Monster’s Inc.?


Kathryn’s take:

Making this poster was a great way to do something hands-on and crafty, while still feeling like I was learning! I definitely recommend doing this if you have a little bit of free time. 

I just did my name, but spelling out a message could be super fun! It’ll teach you a lot about binary code, and a lot about women in technology. I’m excited to try the actual bracelets once I can get my hands on some cute beads! 

 

 

 

Want to explore coding more for yourself? 

Discover more recommended coding resources from Kathryn!

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October 21, 2019: RFID/Self-Checkout System

Expired 10/21/19

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: RFID/SELF-CHECKOUT SYSTEM

Bullitt County Public Library (BCPL) is seeking sealed, signed, written statements of proposals for RFID systems from qualified contractors to meet the requirements outlined in this RFP. Sealed qualification packets must be received at the Ridgway Memorial Library, 127 N. Walnut Street, PO Box 99, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, no later than 5:00 PM EST on Monday, October 21, 2019. Any packets arriving after 5:00 PM EST will be marked late and will not be considered for selection.

Questions regarding this proposal must be submitted to Joe Schweiss via e-mail no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, October 14th. Responses will be posted below.

RFID Q&A (final)

View the complete Request for Proposal (PDF format) »

 

Yoga

Virtual Event Stcker

Om…..

Need a little calm in the midst of chaos and information overload? Clear your mind, reduce stress, and gain flexibility in a fun and friendly yoga session in the comfort of your own home! Join certified yoga instructor Christy High for a timeout as you learn breath work, light stretching techniques, beginner poses, and more.

Christy will never go beyond your comfort level and will offer something for all yoga enthusiasts and curiosity seekers. Namaste!

ABOUT CHRISTY HIGH

OMpirical Yoga: Facebook | YouTube
Christy is the owner of OMpirical Yoga and High Expectations Birthing, offering classes locally at various locations, including workshops at Lotus Counseling and Wellness. She is an RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and has completed Prenatal Yoga Teacher training.  As a certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor and Hypno-Doula, Christy specializes in helping expectant parents achieve an easier, more comfortable birth through hypnosis. Most recently, she has added Evidence Based Birth Instructor to her credentials, teaching comfort measures to L&D nurses and childbirth classes and workshops to families in the Kentuckiana area. Her latest project, “Before the Rainbow,” is a series of workshops geared toward supporting those who have experienced the loss of a child through yoga movement.  She was voted one of the best doulas in Louisville four years in a row.

New sessions will be added on a regular basis to help you stay #HealthyAtHome!

Please check back to discover Christy’s latest videos, or follow our Facebook page and YouTube channel for new sessions. Video sessions are not designed to follow in any particular order.

City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Tracy says:
A spellbinding, addictive fantasy that steps outside the usual tropes and settings to create something truly memorable. Weaving in fascinating details of Islamic history and folklore, The City of Brass is a fast-paced, opulent roller-coaster ride drenched in intrigue, hidden dangers, and compelling world building. I hung on every word and can’t wait to see what comes next for this fascinatingly complex cast of characters.