Contact Us: Samantha Ballard

Use this form to send questions or comments to Samantha, the event planner at our Nichols location. You can also contact her by phone at 543-7675 ext. 2560.

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Listen Here!: Book Suggestions

We’re starting a new, no-pressure book club at Central Library for kids ages 8–12!

Kids will begin the books together by listening to the audiobook at the monthly meetup, making it easier than ever to discover and get started with a great new book. But first we want to know what books and authors the kids want to see featured. Participants (or their grownups) are invited to share their suggestion for upcoming Listen Here book club selections here.

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

This rich resource provides pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more covering today’s hottest social issues. It’s an excellent resource for debaters, students, and educators alike. Content explores current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, law and politics, health and medicine, and more.

Your gateway to:

  • 20,100+ pro/con viewpoints
  • 19,200+ reference articles, including topic overviews
  • 12,700+ charts and graphs, along with other statistical information
  • 300+ profiles of federal agencies and special-interest groups
  • Special coverage of the annual debate topic determined by the National Speech and Debate Association
  • Full-text newspapers and periodicals from multiple perspectives, including: The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, American Scientist and Education Week, and more.

Special features include:

  • Educator Resources
    Find tools to help educators and students get the most out of Gale In Context resources. There are lesson plans and activities to put concepts into practice!
  • Topic Finder
    Visualize connections between search terms and topics and view relevant articles for those topics.

Explore Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is provided by Kentucky Virtual Library. A special username and password are required for home access; ask at any BCPL service desk for the login credentials or call the main library at 543-7675.

Coding Club Interest Survey

Do you want to learn how to design websites or make a custom phone app? Need some help getting there or just want to meet up with other amateur coders to learn and work together? We’re working to develop code clubs and events at BCPL, and we’d love to know what interests YOU!

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Fiero Code

Fiero Code: Learn-to-code software Learn computer programming skills through a series of quick tutorials and gamified projects! Choose from a variety of “workouts” and “missions” as you learn to build websites, video games, phone apps, animations, and more. Plus, explore career opportunities in computer programming, start your own project in the Create module, or join a live coding challenge.

The Fiero Code software provides an accessible, easy-to-navigate coding journey geared toward youth ages 8–18, but adults can enjoy Fiero Code, too! It’s a great, low-commitment way for all ages to learn and practice their coding skills, and more adult-focused content for career-building is coming soon.

Coding languages include:

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Scratch
  • SQL

Explore Fiero Code
An e-mail is required to set up your account.


Would you like to join a Code Club or other coding-related programs?

Let us know!


Not convinced Fiero Code is right for you?

Here are just a few of the benefits of learning to code with Fiero Code:

  • Project-Based Learning
    Coders have numerous opportunities to build real-world websites, video games, apps, animations, and more from scratch.
  • Story-Based Learning & Gamification
    Make learning fun to stay engaged and achieve the outcome you want. Maintain progress with Streaks and Top Projects—and don’t forget to level-up your personal avatar. As you complete each Fiero Code workout and mission, you’ll unlock gear and other items to customize your avatar. 
  • Maker & Robotics
    Experience the thrill of coding a robot and use with devices including Ozobot, Sphero, Raspberry Pi, and Makey Makey. 
  • Self-Guided / Self-Paced
    Be empowered! With Fiero Code, you can choose the projects and topics that interest you and do it at your own pace. H
    op from discipline to discipline and from tutorials to projects (and back again) with ease.
  • Support from Fiero Code
    With a built-in discussion board moderated by Fiero Code coders and staff, you will never be left without support. 

September 29, 2023: Architectural and Design Services (Hillview Branch Library)

Expired 9/29/23

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: ARCHITECTURAL & DESIGN SERVICES (HILLVIEW BRANCH LIBRARY)

Bullitt County Public Library is seeking statements of qualifications from interested architectural firms to provide professional services for the expansion and renovation of the Hillview Branch Library location. Statements of qualifications must include a final, detailed plan with appropriate pre-bid documents and estimated cost for the expansion, renovation, and modernization of the Hillview Branch Library on its existing site at 155 Terry Boulevard in Hillview, KY. Plans should address emerging service patterns as well as the needs of the community and library staff.

Sealed qualification packets must be received at the Central Library in Shepherdsville no later than 1:00 PM EST on Friday, September 29, 2023. Any packets arriving after 1:00 PM EST will be marked late and will not be considered for selection.

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Schedule

  • August 28, 2023: RFQ e-mailed to a distribution list and placed on the Library’s website (bcplib.org)
  • September 21, 2023: Deadline to submit questions
  • September 22, 2023: Final responses to questions posted on the Library’s website
  • September 29, 2023: Proposal due by 1:00 PM EST
  • October 9, 2023: Short-listed firms notified
  • Late October 2023: Finalists interviews
  • Early November 2023: Finalist notified and begin contract negotiations per KRS 45A.370

The Library’s goal is that the firm(s) with whom a contract is successfully negotiated will begin work immediately. The Library reserves the right to change this schedule at any time for any reason.

Questions

Every effort has been made to include enough information within this RFQ to enable consultants to prepare a response that thoroughly and fairly represents their respective capabilities to meet the Library’s requirements. If there are questions concerning the contents of this document, the Library is willing to respond in as timely a manner as possible. All questions and inquiries must be submitted by close of business on September 21, 2023. All questions, inquiries, and answers will be posted in the FAQs below by close of business on September 23, 2023.

Submit all questions and inquiries via e-mail to:
Tara O’Hagan, Library Director
E-mail address: [email protected]
Begin Subject line: RFQ#BCPL23-01

All questions pertaining to this solicitation must be in writing or via e-mail to Tara O’Hagan ([email protected]) by September 22, 2023.

FAQs & Inquiries

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Contact Us: Marissa Cremeans

Use this form to send questions or comments to Marissa, the teen and adult services programmer at our Hillview location.

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Contact Us: Lebanon Junction Branch Library, Assistant Manager

Use this form to send questions or comments to Susan Dones, the assistant branch manager at Lebanon Junction Branch Library.

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Contact Us: Haleigh Wells

Use this form to send questions or comments to Haleigh, a teen services programmer at Central Library. You can also contact her by phone at 543-7675 ext. 2558.

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Contact Us: Becki Huml

Use this form to send questions or comments to Becki Huml, one of the youth services programmers at Central Library.

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Fall in Love with the Library

Fall is finally here, and with it cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and—of course—Halloween and Thanksgiving! This year, between our Halloween Costume Swap, Pumpkin Walk, Spooktacular Saturday, and dozens of other fun events, we are absolutely batty about Halloween. (Stay tuned for Thanksgiving event announcements later this month!)

But the fall season is about so much more than the holidays. There’s pumpkin spice lattes to drink, orchards to visit, and bonfires to enjoy. In honor of all the fun fall traditions, we’ve compiled a Fall Checklist of our own to showcase some of the ways BCPL can help you enjoy the season to its fullest.

1. Pick your Halloween costume

Join us at Central Library on Sunday, October 15th for our Halloween Costume Swap! Or if you have costume items you no longer use and can’t attend, drop your early donation at any BCPL location. If you miss the costume swap (or don’t find your perfect Halloween ensemble there), we still have lots of books for inspiration or you can use a BCPL sewing machine to make something yourself in our Maker Lab or at CrafterSpace. We even have a sewing machine you can check out from our Library of Things!

For the final touch to their Halloween look, teens can attend our Gore Galore: Create Chilling Looks event for a crash course in SFX makeup!

Learn More About the Costume Swap    Check Out a Sewing Machine

2. Knit or crochet a hat or scarf

Prepare for late fall and winter by knitting or crotcheting your own hat or scarf. Check out a book, watch a video tutorial with Creativebug, or join our Twisted Stitches group at Hillview!

Find Classes on Creativebug    Join Twisted Stitches

3. Bake a pie or make soup

Grab a cookbook to spice up your fall menu! You can also find a variety of cooking and baking tutorials and recipes on Creativebug.

Find Classes on Creativebug

4. Decorate a pumpkin

Attend one of our four Pumpkin Decorating events! We’ll supply the pumpkins, paints, and other decorations; you supply the creative spark to make your pumpkin light up. We also have books you can check out for inspiration and pumpkin-carving kits in our GO! Totes collection.

Find a Pumpkin Decorating Event

Check Out a Halloween Fun GO! Tote (with pumpkin carving kit)

5. Wear (or craft your own!) seasonal socks

Make something adorable and seasonal in our Maker Lab. One of our drop-in projects for October is creating fall-themed socks using our sublimation printer! We have a selection of sizes available while supplies lasts. As a drop-in project, participants must choose one of four pre-selected sock designs, but you can also schedule an appointment with a Maker Lab Assistant and learn how to make something with your designs and materials.

Explore the Possibilities in Our Maker Lab

6. Watch a scary movie

Spooky season isn’t complete without a scary-movie night! Check out youe favorite scary shows and movies on DVD or Blu-ray, or discover a new favorite to stream in Kanopy’s 31 Days of Horror collection or browse the Best of Hoopla Horror (you can filter to find kid-friendly titles!).

Explore The Best of Hoopla Horror    Explore Kanopy’s 31 Days of Horror

7. Enjoy a nature walk

Take a walk outside the Central, Hillview, or Lebanon Junction locations to experience our new StoryWalk® installations. Or find your own local hiking adventure with our Hiking Kenutcky GO! Tote.

Walking not your thing? Just get outside to enjoy some fresh fall air! The backyards at our Hillview and Lebanon Junction locations and the garden courtyards at Central Library make especially nice spots to settle for a cozy read while the weather stays nice.

Learn More About BCPL Story Walks®    Check Out the Hiking Kentucky GO! Tote

8. Create fall crafts

We have SO many fun fall crafts to choose from! Plus, we have a Monster Puppets drop-in activity happening at all locations all October long.

Browse All Upcoming Arts & Crafts Events

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Psst… Starting Friday, October 6th, you can pick up your own checklist bookmark at any BCPL location!

Can you think of more fall library activities we’ve missed?

E-mail Tracy at [email protected], and we might add your suggestion to our online list. Check back later this fall or follow us on social media for more falltasic things you can explore with BCPL this season.

 

SummerQuest Survey 2023

We need your help planning for SummerQuest 2024! As we look forward to next year’s program, we’d love to hear what you did (or didn’t) love about your 2023 SummerQuest experience. We appreciate any feedback are are willing to share.

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August 22, 2023: Carpet, Upholstery & Tile Cleaning/Sealing (Selected Locations)

Expired 8/22/23

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: CARPET, UPHOLSTERY & TILE CLEANING/SEALING (SELECTED LOCATIONS)

Bullitt County Public Library (“the Library”) will be issuing a contract for carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and tile cleaning/sealing at the Hillview, Lebanon Junction, and Mt. Washington branch libraries. The time frame for the work to begin will be August 28, 2023 and continue through October 27, 2023. The work must be completed within 7 days of commencement.

Sealed proposals must be received at the Central Library in Shepherdsville by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday, August 22nd. 

View the complete RFP [PDF format] »

 

March 21, 2023: Lawn Care & Landscaping

Expired 3/21/23

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING

Bullitt County Public Library is seeking proposals from qualified lawn care and landscaping contractors to provide bids for a 12-month service period to begin April 1, 2023. Contractors are invited to submit itemized proposals per location for any or all of the following facilities: Central Library in Shepherdsville, Hillview Branch Library, Lebanon Junction Branch Library, Mt. Washington Branch Library, Nichols Branch Library, the Dorothea Stottman Annex in Hillview, and the former Ridgway Memorial Library location in Shepherdsville. Sealed proposals must be received at Central Library in Shepherdsville by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday, March 21st.

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March 16, 2023: Interior Painting (Lebanon Junction Branch)

Expired 3/16/23

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: INTERIOR PAINTING FOR LEBANON JUNCTION BRANCH

Bullitt County Public Library (“the Library”) will be issuing a contract for interior painting for the Lebanon Junction Branch Library located at 11382 S. Preston Highway, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky. The timeframe for the work to begin will be March 17, 2023 and continue through June 19, 2023. The work must be completed within 30 days of commencement.

Sealed proposals must be received at the Central Library in Shepherdsville by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday, March 16th. Proposals and questions should be directed to Curtis Flaherty, Facilities Manager, at Central Library, 740 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY, 40165. Only signed paper copies of proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be accepted by electronic means (e.g., fax or e-mail). The public bid opening will take place directly after the submission deadline.

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February 28, 2023: Eave Improvement (Lebanon Junction Branch)

Expired 2/28/23

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: EAVE IMPROVEMENT FOR LEBANON JUNCTION BRANCH

Bullitt County Public Library (“the Library”) will be issuing a the improvement of the eave, gutters, and downspouts at the Lebanon Junction Branch Library located at 11382 S. Preston Highway, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky.  The timeframe for the work to begin will be March 1, 2023 and continue through June 30, 2023.  The work will need to be completed within 60 days of commencement.

Sealed proposals must be received at the Central Library in Shepherdsville by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday, February 28th. Proposals and questions should be directed to Curtis Flaherty, Facilities Manager, at Central Library, 740 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY, 40165. Only signed paper copies of proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be accepted by electronic means (e.g., fax or e-mail). The public bid opening will take place directly after the submission deadline.

View the complete RFP [PDF format] »

Contact Us: Mat Carnell

Use this form to send questions or comments to Mat Carnell, Maker Lab and Digital Media Lab Assistant. You may also use this form to request an appointment for the Digital Media Lab. Contact Mat via phone at 543-7675 ext. 2013.

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Contact Us: Maker Lab Team

Use this form to send questions or comments to our Maker Lab team at Central Library or call 502-543-7675 ext. 2013.

You can also contact our lab assistants directly if you need to speak to a particular instructor:

  • If you are interested in scheduling certification training, please include the equipment you are interested in along with your preferred day(s) of the week or time of day. Sylvia or Gabe will respond to set up an appointment as soon as their schedules allow.
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    Contact Us: Nikki Bray

    Use this form to send questions or comments to Nikki, the programmer at our Lebanon Junction location.

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    February 7, 2023: Interior Painting (Lebanon Junction Branch)

    Expired 2/7/23

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: INTERIOR PAINTING FOR LEBANON JUNCTION BRANCH

    Bullitt County Public Library (“the Library”) will be issuing a contract for interior painting for the Lebanon Junction Branch Library located at 11382 S. Preston Highway, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky. The timeframe for the work to begin will be February 8, 2023 and continue through May 27, 2023. The work must be completed within 28 days of commencement.

    Sealed proposals must be received at the Central Library in Shepherdsville by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday, February 7th. Proposals and questions should be directed to Curtis Flaherty, Facilities Manager, at Central Library, 740 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY, 40165. Only signed paper copies of proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be accepted by electronic means (e.g., fax or e-mail). The public bid opening will take place directly after the submission deadline.

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    December 15, 2022: Interior Painting (Lebanon Junction Branch)

    Expired 12/15/22

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: INTERIOR PAINTING FOR LEBANON JUNCTION BRANCH

    Bullitt County Public Library (“the Library”) will be issuing a contract for interior painting for the Lebanon Junction Branch Library located at 11382 South Preston Highway, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky. The timeframe for the work to begin will be January 3, 2023 and continue through May 24, 2023. The work must be completed within 28 days of commencement.

    Sealed proposals must be received at the Central Library in Shepherdsville by 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday, December 15th. Proposals and questions should be directed to Curtis Flaherty, Facilities Manager, at Central Library, 740 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY, 40165. Only signed paper copies of proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be accepted by electronic means (e.g., fax or e-mail). The public bid opening will take place directly after the submission deadline.

    View the complete RFP [PDF format] »

     

    January 19, 2023: Internet Access via Leased Lit Fiber (Kiosk)

    Expired 1/19/23

    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 to cover a period beginning February 1, 2023, and continuing for at least 12 months. BCPL seeks vendors to provide between 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps of internet access, with installation and fees for 5 static IP addresses to service the Ridgway Memorial Library Kiosk in Shepherdsville.

    The services requested in this document are part of the E-rate filing for BCPL for the 2023–24 funding year. All bids must include the Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN/Form 498 ID), or the bid will be disqualified. Information about the E-rate program can be found at https://www.usac.org/e-rate. Sealed proposals must be received at Central Library, 740 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, no later than 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

    Internet Leased Fiber Q&A

    View the complete Request for Proposal (PDF format) »

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Louisville Courier-Journal

    ProQuest Historical Newspapers This local, historical newspaper source provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts from the Louisville Courier-Journal and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time. Available content spans from 1830 through 2000, including not only articles but also editorials, comics, obituaries, classifieds, legal notices, and more. For researchers seeking an authoritative, regional perspective on national and international events, as well as local perspectives on community news, the full-text, digitized pages of this newspaper (1830–2000) are a valuable resource in a variety of fields including history, political science, African-American studies, and genealogy.

    Relevant focus areas include:

    • African American Studies
    • Agriculture
    • American History
    • Culture
    • Economics
    • Genealogy
    • Government
    • History
    • Industrialization
    • Political Science
    • Sports
    • The US Civil War

    Your library barcode will be required for remote access.

    Explore ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Louisville Courier-Journal

    October 31, 2022: Snow & Ice Removal

    10/31/22

    REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: SNOW & ICE REMOVAL

    Bullitt County Public Library (“the Library”) will be issuing a contract for snow and ice removal for the coming winter season. The timeframe will be November 9, 2022 through May 8, 2023. The Library will be accepting bids that cover all library properties, including the Library’s Annex building. Contractors are invited to submit itemized proposals.

    Sealed proposals must be received at the Central Library in Shepherdsville by 12:00 PM (noon) on Monday, October 31st. Proposals and questions should be directed to Curtis Flaherty, Facilities Manager, at Central Library, 740 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY, 40165. Only signed paper copies of proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be accepted by electronic means (e.g., fax or e-mail). The public bid opening will take place directly after the submission deadline.

    View the complete RFP [PDF format] »

     

    Newspapers.com– World Collections

    Newspapers.com–World Collections Powered by Ancestry and distributed by ProQuest, Newspapers.com– World Collections provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers.

    Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, the database contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers from the United States and other countries.  It offers invaluable content for researchers, historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. With ongoing updates and new issues continually being added, there’s always more to be discovered.

    Features include:

    • Find newspapers by country, state, and city
    • Discover interesting clipping from other users or create and save your own
    • Link clippings to your family trees on Ancestry.com
    • Set Search Alerts to automatically run your search on newly added newspapers
    • Follow a paper’s “page” or another user’s profile to catch new discoveries related to your own research

    Explore Newspapers.com— World Collections