Library to host youth bookmark contest; holiday movie marathon

Published 8:00 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous free activities for patrons of all ages, including a Winter Wonderland display that includes a festive backdrop for holiday photos. 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, games, and weekly storytimes. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Game On!
Teens are invited to play video games at the library on December 17 from 4:00-5:20 PM. Battle with friends in Super Smash Bros or race in Mario Kart 8. This event will be held on the 5th Level of the library. Masks are recommended. (Ages 13-18)

Annual Bookmark Contest: Newbery Medal 100th Anniversary
The library is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Newbery Medal, an annual award honoring children’s literature. Beginning Monday, December 13, the library’s annual Bookmark Contest returns as part of the celebration. Youth, ages 18 and under, are invited to participate in the contest for chances to win Newbery Medal-themed prizes including tote bags and shirts. To participate, design a bookmark based on a favorite Newbery Medal book or character on the official bookmark form, which can be picked up at the library or downloaded from the library’s website at Completed bookmark entries must be submitted to the Library by January 22, 2022. Library staff will vote on age group winners and an overall grand prize winner. Each age group winner and grand prize winner will have their bookmark design printed and available in the library.
During the anniversary celebration, the library will host special contests, book displays, and more. Newbery Medal winners and honors books are on display in the Youth Department. Stop by and cast a vote for your favorite Newbery Medal winner in the ballot box. All entries will be entered to win a prize. The Youth Department’s Scavenger Hunt will feature Newbery Medal winners’ covers hidden all over the department for kids to find. Pick up a list of all 100 years’ worth of Newbery Medal winners at the desk in the Youth Department. More programs in January will be announced on the library’s website.

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Tween DIY: Snow Globe
On Friday, December 17 at 4:30 PM, tweens can use their DIY skills to make a snow globe. Join the fun in-person at 4:30 PM or take a kit to work on at home. For at-home DIYers, pick up a kit of supplies, then watch librarian Kinsey in the accompanying video to see how to make a shatter-proof snow globe with tons of shimmer and sparkle. Available while supplies last. (Ages 9-13)

Teen D&D
On Saturday, December 18 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. Masks are recommended. (Ages 13-18)

Storytime Visits with Santa
Santa Claus will make a special appearance at the library during regularly scheduled Preschool Storytimes on Monday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 21 at 10:30 AM. This will be the final week of storytimes for the year. Storytimes will resume on January 10th. (Ages 1-5)

Christmas Craft & KidStir
Make a new treat at home while following along with the instructional video. This month we’ll be making a Christmas craft and treat. No registration required. Pick up your kit the day of the video release on Tuesday, December 21 (while supplies last). Find the video on the library’s YouTube channel when it premieres at 4:00 PM. Kits may also be picked up using Curbside Pickup. Call the library at 859-238-7323 starting on December 21st to ask for a kit using curbside pickup and it will be set out in the rotunda for you. (Ages 3-8)

Grinchy Movie Marathon
Join us for a holiday movie marathon on Tuesday, December 21 from 4:30-8:00 PM and Wednesday, December 22 from 1:30-5:00 PM, and watch everyone’s favorite grump as he tries to steal his town’s holiday spirit. We’ll show two adaptations of this classic literary story back-to-back on both days. See the event listing on our website for complete details and movie titles. This event will be held in the Community Room. Room capacity is limited due to social distancing. (All ages welcome.)

Holiday Closing
The Boyle County Public Library will be closed December 24-26 for the Christmas holiday. We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday season.

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.