Fall break activities abound at Boyle County Public Library 

Published 5:33 pm Friday, October 4, 2019



Fall break begins this coming week for many area students. While some will head off on family vacations, many will be doing “staycations” instead. During this time of rest and relaxation, Boyle County Public Library is offering numerous fun activities for students that will foster creativity, interaction and promote literacy. 

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Beginning on Oct. 5, the library will offer a Read Off Your Fines program for students ages 5-18. During the week of fall break, students are invited to stop by the library to earn a $2 fines forgiveness voucher for every 10 minutes of reading. Those wanting to participate just need to sign in with a librarian in the Children’s Library who will keep track of the amount of time they read. 

When the participant is finished reading, they will need to sign out with the librarian to receive their voucher which can be redeemed at the circulation desk. The program runs through Oct. 13 and is an easy way for students to clear off any fines they may have accumulated.

Families in need of fun activities to do over the school break have a variety of free options to choose from. The ever-popular Family Game Night will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Friends and families can interact and compete with each other in a fun, relaxed setting. A free meal will also be served. 

Additional family activities include Robotics Makerspace 3 p.m. Tuesday, Family Movie Night featuring a family-friendly animated film 4 p.m. Thursday, LEGO Club 4 p.m. Friday, and a Saturday Matinee featuring a web-slinging superhero 2 p.m. Oct. 12. 

The library also added an additional monthly Preschool Storytime which will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

While it certainly felt a lot like summer the past few weeks, the calendar indicates that fall finally arrived, so the library planned some fall-themed activities for this week as well. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, teens and tweens (ages 9-18) can make Creepy Bath Bombs, and 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11,  teens (13-18) can decorate pumpkins with glow-in-the-dark paint.

The week of fall break will culminate with the Universal Music Day Celebration on Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. Oct. 12. During this special event, co-sponsored with the Danville Children’s Choir, an award-winning short film about music will be featured, followed by in interactive music session. 

Following the film, adults can join in a discussion with music educators about the importance of arts in education, while the youth will be taught hand-clapping games and folk songs. At the end of the event the Danville Children’s Choir will perform a selection of songs. All ages are invited to attend.

More information about fall break activities and other upcoming events and resources can be found at www.BoylePubLib.org or by calling the library at (859) 238-7323.