Library hosts Summer Reading events for all ages

Published 7:02 pm Thursday, June 2, 2022

Summer Reading “Oceans of Possibilities” is in full swing at the Boyle County Public Library. Exciting performances, outdoor movie nights, STEM and craft activities, story-times, and book clubs are included in an extensive list of free events for a variety of ages. In addition to the activities, patrons of all ages are invited to take part in the Summer Reading challenge. People who read for 10 days will earn a free prize book plus tickets to put toward a prize drawing for any of the many prize bundles the library is offering this summer. Prize bundles are on display in the library lobby. Information on how to register to participate can be found at BoylePubLib.org/SummerReading. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming Summer Reading events:

Family Yoga

On Fridays at 10:00 AM, join instructor Francine Southerland to learn yoga poses, breathing, and other exercises. Mats will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. This event will be held in the Community Room (Ages 13 & under).

LibCrate Launch Party

On Friday, June 3 at 3:00 PM, tweens and teens are invited to pick up their copy of the June LibCrate at this fun party. Join us for snacks and a sneak peek of the activities we have planned for the summer reading program! Each LibCrate contains a free book, craft, prize, and snack. The Teen LibCrate selection for June is “The Ones We’re Meant to Find” by Joan He. The Tween LibCrate selection for June is Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 9-18)

Storytime with Ms. Libby

Join Ms. Libby for storytime at the library. Each week Ms. Libby will read stories and have a sensory activity for those attending in person. Storytime will be held indoors Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM in the Community Room. Weekly videos will have ASL interpretation and can be found on the Library’s YouTube channel. (Ages 1-5)

Makin’ Waves

Unleash your creative side to make a splash with these ocean-themed art projects. Each week we’ll dive into a new craft inspired by sandy days, ocean waves, sea creatures, and more. On Monday, June 6 at 4:30 PM we’ll be making Seascape Sand Art. This event will be held in the library parking lot. (Ages 13 & under)

Teen D&D

On Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 PM teens can play what some call the greatest role-playing game of all time. At this 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 www.boylepublib.org/teendnd to register. (Ages 13-18)

Kids’ Book Club

Each week kids can participate in trivia and enjoy snacks while discussing books from two of our favorite series, Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Pick up the book of the week at children’s desk, while supplies last. The book club will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 6-8)

Youth Science Club

Test your STEM skills with ocean-themed science experiments on Wednesdays in June at 2:00 PM. Beginning June 8, we’ll be testing the waters, seeing what can float, mixing up our favorite slime, and much more. Each week’s programs feature multiple science experiments you can try out for a variety of fun results, such as ocean slime, ocean in a bottle, bubbles, and plastic bottle boats. This event will be held in the library parking lot, but will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. (Ages 13 & under)

Silly Safari

As part of the Thursday FunDays performance series, on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 AM the library will bring Silly Safaris to the Jennie Rogers Community Center. A Silly Safaris LIVE Animal show is the perfect blend of fact and fun for all ages! Amazon John will be joined by a variety of reptiles, mammals, birds and bugs for an experience everyone will remember. Funologists keep everyone involved and special guests from the audience join each animal for a game that teaches about the natural world. ASL interpretation will be available at this event.

All attendees of this program are eligible to receive a Summer Prize Button to add to their lanyard collection. The Bookmobile will also be there so attendees can check out library materials before and after the show. (All ages)

Fiction Writing Workshop

On Thursday, June 9 from 6:00-7:30 PM, join local author Paul Stansbury for a 4-part workshop on crafting your own fictional story. Using tools and lessons learned during the series, participants will work towards creating and receiving feedback on a piece of fictional writing. If enough participants are interested, we will explore the option of publishing the stories in a chapbook. This workshop will be held in the Conference Room. (Ages 18+)

Crafters Who Care

On Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM, join us in knitting and crocheting items for those in need. This knitting and crochet group welcomes current and new members to weekly crafting meetups at the library. Some materials provided. Beginners are welcome. This event will be held in the Reading Room. (Ages 13+)

Teen NERF Battle

Every Friday afternoon, the library will host a fun event for teens. On Friday, June 10 at 3:00 PM, teens are invited to play alongside their friends in a NERF battle at the Jennie Rogers Community Center. Participants may only use the library’s NERF blasters. Waivers are required to play. Pick one up at the Library prior to the event. (Ages 13-18)

Starlight Movie Night

Watch a movie outside under the stars at the library every Friday evening beginning June 10. First, join our Pre-show Party from 7:30-9:00 PM to visit the library and play games inspired by the evening’s movie. Then, set out your lawn chair in the Library Park to settle in to watch a movie perfect for the whole family. Movie starts at dusk (around 9:00 PM) with an expected runtime of 90-120 minutes. Food vendor options will be available for purchase during the Pre-show Party. Food vendors will vary each week and include Snowie Bus, Bee’z Street Eats, The Scoop, and Poppin J’s. Inclement weather will move the film indoors. More information including film titles are available in the event listing on the library’s website.

On June 10, watch a family-friendly animated film set on the Italian Riviera, where an unlikely but strong friendship grows between a human being and a sea monster disguised as a human. (All ages)

Animal Petting Zoo

On Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM stop by the library to visit a petting zoo hosted by Honey Hill Farm, featuring 20 different live animals. Get up close to the animals and say hello. Animals will include chickens, rabbits, ducks, sheep, goats, alpacas, a cow, and a mini horse or donkey. This event will be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather. (All ages)

Information about library resources 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.  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, KY.