Library provides summer fun for all ages

Published 12:18 pm Saturday, June 11, 2022

Summer Reading “Oceans of Possibilities” continues at the Boyle County Public Library, providing families and people of all ages affordable activities to enjoy this summer. Exciting performances, outdoor movie nights, STEM and craft activities, storytimes, and book clubs are included in an extensive list of free events for a variety of ages. In addition to the activities, patrons are invited to take part in the Summer Reading challenge. Anyone who reads for 10 days and logs their reading 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:

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 13 at 4:30 PM we’ll be making Seashell Creatures. This event will be held in the library parking lot. (Ages 13 & under)

Kids’ Book Club

On Tuesdays at 2:00 PM, 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)

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)

Youth Science Club

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

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+)

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)

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. The food vendor will vary each week. Possible options include Snowie Bus, Bee’z Street Eats, The Scoop, and Poppin J’s. Inclement weather will move the film indoors. Any changes will be announced on the library’s social media pages. More information, including film titles, can be found 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)

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 or download one from the event listing on the library’s website prior to the event. (Ages 13-18)

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. Any changes will be announced on the library’s website and social media pages. (All ages)

Tember’s Tales

As part of the Thursday FunDays performance series, on Thursday, June 16 at 10:30 AM the library will bring Tember’s Tales to the Jennie Rogers Community Center. Join “Cruise Director” Miss September and friends as she performs her amazing show “Cruising Through the Library” – a special event filled with magic, puppets, music, stories, and an excitement and a love for reading that is contagious. You won’t want to miss out as she sets sail to cruise around libraries this summer one library at a time, one book at a time. 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)

Reed Masterson’s Edge of Reality Tour

On Friday, June 17 at 3:00 PM at the Jennie Rogers Community Center, teens and adults are invited to watch Reed Masterson perform 21st Century Magic — a high energy, high impact, magic & illusion show. It is a strategically combined mix of brain-bending New Age illusions, highly trained rescue animals, ridiculous stunts, breath-taking escapes, audience participation, and a bit of comedic relief.

All attendees of this program are eligible to receive a Summer Prize Button to add to their lanyard collection. (Ages 13+)

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, June 12 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. (Ages 18+)

Boyle County Writers

On Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 PM, gather with fellow writers to practice your writing skills, share your work, and receive feedback from peers. Facilitated by local author Paul Stansbury, this event will be held in the Conference Room at the library. (Ages 18+)

Third Thursday Book Club

In June the book club will be reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Join the book discussion on Thursday, June 16 at 10:30 AM in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Magic the Gathering

On Thursday, June 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, the library will host Magic the Gathering, a fun, fast-paced strategy card game from Wizards of the Coast. This event will be held in the Conference Room at the library. (Ages 13+)

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.