Book clubs and discussions scheduled at the library
The Boyle County Public Library offers a variety of ways for patrons to explore its collection. Weekly book recommendations and monthly book clubs are just two avenues for doing so. Here is a closer look at a few of the programs the library is hosting to help connect patrons with books they’ll enjoy:
• Book Bites with Kinsey
Tweens looking for something new to read can tune into Book Bites on Mondays at 4:00 PM. Each week Youth Services Librarian Kinsey Hisle recommends a selection of books for tweens from the library’s collection. Books include popular genres, new releases, and more. Each new episode premieres on the Children’s Programming Facebook page. The full playlist of videos in the series can be found on the library’s YouTube channel. Every book featured in the video can be checked out from the library, requested using Curbside Pickup service, or downloaded from the library’s digital collections using Libby or hoopla apps.
• Tween LibCrates
Tween LibCrates premieres on the 4th Monday of the month (in place of the weekly Book Bites program). The theme for April is “Fairy Tales.” Crates are available for pick up at the beginning of each month in the children’s department, while supplies last. Each crate is designed for ages 9-13 and this month includes two free books as well as a craft, snack, prize, and discussion questions. No registration required.
• Teen LibCrates Talk
Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to join a weekly book discussion via Instagram Live @boylepublibteens on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM. Similar to Tween LibCrates, the teen program also features a crate with a free book, snacks, and other goodies. This month the book selection is A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Erin Bowman. Supplies are limited, so teens interested in participating should contact the library regarding crate availability.
• Virtual Book Club for Adults
The library will host a monthly book club and discussion on Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 PM. The book selection for this month is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Several copies of the book for this discussion are available from the library’s physical book collection. Discussions will be held on Zoom. Complete details, including the link to register, are available on the library’s website.
• Big Library Read
In addition to these events, patrons can also participate in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy eBook from their public library. BCPL library card holders can borrow the eBook without waiting by visiting boylepublib.org/emedia, kyunbound.overdrive.com or downloading the Libby app. Readers can then discuss online at biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion.
Big Library Read is available in over 20,000 libraries around the world, including more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America. During past programs, readers have participated in engaging online discussions about the title. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.
The Art of Taking It Easy is a practical, yet laugh-out-loud guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a happier, fuller life. Dr. Brian King got a degree in psychology before becoming a world-touring comic and the host of humor therapy seminars attended by more than 10,000 people each year.
The Art of Taking It Easy was published by Apollo Publishers. The title can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or libbyapp.com, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®”. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit biglibraryread.com.
Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org. The library is open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition, free WiFi is available in the library parking lot 24/7. Chat with library staff using the live chat service on the library’s website or by texting (859)-545-8398.