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The library offers free activities for all ages

Published Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 10:20 am


The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, and online resources for the community. Programs include stories, crafts, and interactive activities. In addition to the various programs, the library hosts the traveling exhibition, Telling A People’s Story: African American Children’s Literature, in September and October, featuring art produced for book illustration. Visit the library’s website at for information about the exhibit. In connection With the exhibit, the library offers its patrons ways to preserve its history by using the Memory Lab and other library resources to digitize old photos and record oral histories. Here is an overview of some of the upcoming events at the library:

story time

Each week we will read stories and offer a sensory activity for young children. This fall, there will be a story time on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am in the common room. All toddlers and preschoolers are welcome with their caregivers. (age 2-5)

Tell Your Story Workshop: Peg Doll Family

Inspired by the Telling a People’s Story exhibition, this seven-week workshop will use your artistic creativity to tell your story. The art activities focus on your family tree, home, storytelling, self-portraits and more. On Tuesday, September 27 at 4:00 p.m., participants will make a Peg Doll Family. There will be opportunities to share your creations and learn how these themes are viewed in the books in the exhibition. This activity takes place in the common room. (All Adolescence)

Make a mess: splatter paintings

Unleash your imagination with hands-on creative projects and experiments. The goal is to try new things without fear of the mess you might make. The best messes do something new and unique for you while developing literacy and motor skills along the way. On Thursday September 29th at 4pm we will use straws and cotton balls to make splatter paintings. This event takes place in the common room. (All Adolescence)

Craftsmen who care

Knit and crochet with us on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. for the needy. This knitting and crochet group welcomes current and new members to weekly craft meetings at the library. Some materials provided. Beginners are welcome. This event takes place in the reading room. (age 13+)

college bound 101

Experts from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and KY 529 will be at the library on Saturday, October 1 from 2-5 p.m. to help you prepare for college by offering financial advice and more.

Students and parents receive detailed information on applying for student finance.

Learn about the financial aid process and learn when and how to apply for state and federal funding. Options to fill the gap are discussed when traditional financial aid does not meet their needs. Common application errors, financial errors, and other information are covered. This event takes place in the common room. (age 13+)

Camp in the library

Spend your autumn break “camping” in the library and reading a great book! From October 1st to 8th, the youth section will be transformed into a forest with everything you need to curl up with a good book, including tents, pillows, blankets, campfires, forest animal reading buddies and more. Camping-themed activities can be undertaken at your own pace during your visit to the library. (All youth and families)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events is available online at The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chat with library staff using the live chat service on the library’s website or by texting (859)-545-8398.

The Boyle County Public Library serves the city of Danville and the surrounding communities and is actively committed to enriching the lives of its customers. The library is located at 307 W. Broadway in Danville.

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