Library hosts an outdoor storywalk, chess in the park, and spooky stories

Published 8:05 am Saturday, October 23, 2021

In-person and hybrid activities continue at the Boyle County Public Library this week. These events provide numerous ways for patrons of all ages to get involved and experience all the library has to offer. This fall the library is hosting Dinosaur Discovery, an exhibit featuring over 120 fossils and castings from Dr. John Hankla’s curated collection. More information about the exhibit can be found at BoylePubLib.org/Dinosaurs. In addition to the exhibit, library patrons can also enjoy interactive activities including a weekly Teen 3D Printing Series, Preschool Storytime, and gaming events. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming activities at the library:

Storywalk at the Library

Stop by and enjoy a Storywalk along the library walkway. Wind your way around the outside of the library while reading The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams. Start at the main entrance and see where the story takes you! This Storywalk will be available from October 21 through November 1. (All ages)

Chess in the Park

On Saturday, October 23 from 2:00-4:00 PM, visit the library for a relaxing day of a classic strategy game outdoors. This event will be held in the Library Park. Masks are encouraged. (All ages)

Adult D&D

Dungeons & Dragons is often called the greatest role-playing game of all time. The library offers a D&D club for adults that meets at the library on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, October 24 at noon or 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email library@boylepublib.org. Masks are required. (Ages 18+)

KidStir

On Tuesday, October 26 at 4:00 PM, children can make a Halloween-themed treat at home as they follow along with our instructional video. Kits will be available for pickup starting Tuesday morning (while supplies last.) Kits may also be reserved using our Curbside Pickup service. Call the Library at 859-238-7323 starting the day the kits are available to ask for a kit using curbside pickup and it will be set out in the rotunda for you. The video will premiere on the library’s YouTube channel. No registration required. (Ages 5-8)

Tween LibCrates Wrap Up

On Tuesday, October 26 at 4:30 PM Youth Services Librarian Kinsey Hisle will lead themed activities and a wrap-up discussion of Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.  This in-person event will be held in the Library Park. Masks are encouraged. (Ages 9-13)

Teen LibCrates Wrap

On Tuesday, October 26 at 6:00 PM Young Adult Services Librarian Bretton Smith will lead the wrap-up discussion of the book Paint Me Like I Am by Nikki Giovanni. Teens can share their thoughts about the book at this in-person discussion. This event will be held in the Community Room at the library. Masks are required. (Ages 13-18)

Teen 3D Printing

Learn about 3D printers, design 3D models, and watch them come to life. Participants will get a bird’s eye view of printing filament with a Flashforge Finder Lite and unique metal designs using the library’s brand new Ender-3 Pro. This event will be held in the Community Room on October 27 from 4:30-5:15 PM. Masks are required. (Ages 13-18)

Spooky Stories

Join us as the sun sets to hear spooky stories read by library staff and friends while enjoying a s’mores treat! On Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 PM, we’ll be reading some of our favorite spooky picture books, and you might even hear a real tale or two. Bring your own chair and blanket to gather around in the library parking lot for an evening of spooky storytelling with us. Scaredy-cats beware!

Stories include The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Creepy Pair of Underwear, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, There’s a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer, The Raven adapted by Joeming W. & Ashley Dunn, The Legend of the Werewolf by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, and more. (All ages)

Monster Mash

On Friday, October 29 youth are invited to use sewing skills to create a monster plushie. Kits containing all the supplies needed to sew a monster sock or glove plushie at home will be available starting the morning of October 29, while supplies last. Join us in-person in the Library Park to make the monster plushie and frankentoy plushies with leftover plushie parts that afternoon between 4:00-5:30 PM. Masks are encouraged for outdoor programs. (Ages 9-18)

Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at BoylePubLib.org. The library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM; and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  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.

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