Top 50 activities enjoyed at the library 

Published 6:40 pm Friday, December 20, 2019

News release 

Public libraries are vibrant institutions, serving as hubs of information and activities for local communities. Library patrons come from all walks of life, with varied interests and ages, so librarians work hard to offer programs and develop the library collection to meet the needs of the local community. 

Kids made some impressive creations at the Cardboard Box Challenge.

“I love helping a kid find their new favorite book, teaching them something new at a program, or offering fun experiences that make them feel welcome and happy at their library,” says Youth Services Librarian Kinsey Hisle. “The best part of my job is always providing library services for patrons who need them and offering programs they enjoy.”

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The librarians at the Boyle County Public Library are already hard at work planning some amazing activities for 2020, including a celebration of the Roaring ‘20s during the month of January and an interactive financial literacy experience called “Thinking Money for Kids” in February and March.

Teens and tweens got all dress up for Zombie Prom.

With 2019 drawing to a close, we’d like to take a look back at the numerous library-sponsored activities our patrons participated in during the past year. With 1,300 programs offered this year, there was a lot to choose from. Here is a list of the top 50 library activities of this year.  

  1. Saved old family photos and slides in the Memory Lab 
  2. Found great books at the Fall and Spring book sales 
  3. Played Dungeons and Dragons 
  4. Built a LEGO Hogwarts castle
  5. Played board games while enjoying delicious cooked food at Family Game Night
  6. Studied for a GED test 
  7. Learned to swing dance
  8. Solved a murder mystery 
  9. Enjoyed a brass band concert
  10. Got help doing taxes 
  11. Notarized important papers, for free 
  12. Saw Saturn’s rings from 874 million miles away 
  13. Attended an author visit
  14. Pet lots of animals, including a kangaroo, at a petting zoo 
  15. Attended an art exhibit
  16. Printed a resume for a job 
  17. Researched a subject for a school paper 
  18. Attended a book club
  19. Met with a study group 
  20. Took pictures with and talked to Santa! 
  21. Met award-winning authors
  22. Learned how to prepare for an emergency or disaster 
  23. Applied for a job with the Census Bureau
  24. Learned how to self-manage my diabetes
  25. Made snow globes 
  26. Painted a holiday mug to give as a gift (or keep)! 
  27. Learned how to check fluids, jumpstart, and care for my car 
  28. Made clocks out of books 
  29. Filled out the FAFSA
  30. Broke out of an Escape Room
  31. Listened to people’s unique stories at the Human Library
  32. Learned about coding while playing with robots or attending a class
  33. Created several varieties of slime
  34. Took a virtual field trip to the International Space Station and Johnson Space Center
  35. Saw the stars during the mobile planetarium
  36. Sewed new stuffed animal creations to make unique Frankentoys
  37. Listened to storytime before bed in pajamas with stuffed animal friends
  38. Attended a zombie prom to dance and play games on Halloween
  39. Was entertained by a magician
  40. Researched family history
  41. Worked on a puzzle 
  42. Knitted hats, scarves, gloves, and afghans for people in need
  43. Rode in the bookmobile during the Christmas parade
  44. Learned about applying for college
  45. Listened to a hammer dulcimer performance
  46. Learned about Madeline McDowell Breckinridge at a Kentucky Chautauqua performance
  47. Discovered a new favorite author
  48. Played with puppies and kittens from the local animal shelter
  49. Learned how to make delicious soups and stews
  50. Borrowed a favorite ‘80s movie to watch with my teen

Kids were able to pet lots of animals at the Honeyhill Farm Petting Zoo

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