Library to host Crafters Who Care reception; Holiday decorating, pictures with Santa also scheduled

Published 7:05 am Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous free activities for patrons of all ages. The library is currently 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 In addition to the exhibit, library patrons can also enjoy interactive activities including crafting projects, weekly storytimes, and holiday events. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Preschool Storytime
Join Ms. Libby for Storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 AM in the Community Room at the library. Each week we will read stories and have a craft kit available for pick up, while supplies last. Virtual storytime videos with ASL will be available on select weeks. Santa will visit during Storytimes on December 20 & 21. Due to social distancing guidelines, seating capacity is limited. Craft kits may be picked up at in-person Storytime, on the kits table in Children’s Department, or by using the library’s Curbside Pickup service. (Call the library starting the day the kits are available to ask for a kit using curbside pickup.) Masks are required for ages 2+. (Ages 2-5)

Deck the Halls
Tis the season to be jolly! Come deck the halls of the Boyle County Public Library to help us prepare for Santa’s arrival. During the week of November 29-December 3, join us at the library in our Winter Wonderland on Level 5 to make winter holiday decorations including paper snowflakes, garland, window silhouettes, and more. All craft supplies will be provided. A library staff member will help hang the completed decorations. Decorating sessions will be held Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 3:30-5:30 PM; Tuesday & Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM. (All ages)

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FAFSA Assistance for Teens
On Tuesday, November 30 from 4:00-7:00 PM, college applicants are invited to the library to get help with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Register to secure an appointment time. Walk-ins are also accepted. Find the link to register in the event listing on the library’s website. Face masks are required for this in-person event. (Ages 13+)

Tween LibCrate Wrap Up
On Tuesday, November 30 at 4:30 PM Youth Services Librarian Kinsey Hisle will lead themed activities and a wrap-up discussion of The Legend of Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac. Tweens can share their thoughts about the book at this in-person discussion. This event will be held in the conference room at the library. Masks are required. (Ages 9-13)

Crafters Who Care Welcome Reception
The Crafters Who Care knitting and crochet group welcomes current and new members as regular crafting meetups resume at the library. Join us on Thursday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00 PM for a night of fellowship and refreshments as we continue our mission of making quality, handmade winter wear for those in need within our community. (Ages 18+)

Game On!
Teens are invited to play video games at the library on Fridays from 4:00-5:20 PM beginning November 5. Battle with friends in Super Smash Bros or race in Mario Kart 8. This event will be held on 5th Level of the library. Masks are required. (Ages 13-18)

Teen D&D
On Saturday, December 4 from 2:00-4:00 PM teens can play what some call the greatest role-playing game of all time. At this in-person event, players will venture through campaigns that will test their ability to work together and conquer foes in this tabletop adventure. Registration is required to play. Go to to register. Face masks are required. (Ages 13-18)

Pictures with Santa
Attention all children, parents, and Christmas elves – big and small – Santa is coming to downtown Danville! On Saturday, December 4 from 2:00-4:00 PM, Santa will be visiting the Boyle County Public Library in hopes of meeting all the good children as well as posing for a photo. Bring a camera so you can photograph your visit. TICKETS for timed entry are REQUIRED and LIMITED, but FREE! Pick up tickets starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 4. Santa can only see you during your ticketed time slot so he can hear from everyone safely.
This program is provided in partnership with the Heart of Danville. (All ages)

Information about these and all upcoming events can be found online at 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.