Spend the summer reading, not roasting

Published 7:28 am Saturday, June 18, 2022

Summer Reading “Oceans of Possibilities” is in full swing 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:

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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) 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 21 st 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+)

Starlight Movie Night

Watch a movie outside under the stars at the library every Friday evening this summer. 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 17, watch a family-friendly animated film. In this 2021 movie, a chaotic battle ensues between a mouse, who has taken refuge in the Royal Gate Hotel, and cat, who is hired to drive him away before the day of a big wedding arrives. (All ages)

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 in attendance. Storytime will be held on 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 20 at 4:30 PM we’ll be making Sand Castle Puffy Paint. This event will be held in the library parking lot, but will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. (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)

Crafting for Keeps

At this program series you will be guided through the process of making a craft that you get to keep. On Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 PM we will be making Sea Glass Mobiles. This event will be held in the Community Room. Extra supplies will be made into kits that will be available in the library lobby while supplies last. (Ages 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)

Kentucky Shakespeare Play: Much Ado About Nothing

As part of the Thursday FunDays performance series, on Thursday, June 23 at 10:30 AM the library will bring Kentucky Shakespeare to the Jennie Rogers Community Center, featuring Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. The quick-witted Beatrice and Benedick—secretly in love—are engaged in a war of words while Hero and Claudio—not-so secretly in love—plan to marry. Will false rumors and mistaken identity keep them apart? Much Ado explores relationships, the consequences of gossip, and self-worth. 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 welcome)

Dive-in to Diving

On Thursday, June 23 at 5:30 PM, scuba diving professionals from Diventures will visit the library to teach about the hobby, from what you can do to get training, to where you can start diving, amazing stories, and more. This program will be held in the Community Room. All attendees of this program are eligible to receive a Summer Prize Button to add to their lanyard collection! (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+)

Kentucky Shakespeare Workshop: Stage Combat

Teens are invited to learn how to safely perform a staged fight using hand-to-hand combat and swordplay at this workshop led by Kentucky Shakespeare. This event will be held on Friday, June 24 at 3:00 PM at the Jennie Rogers Community Center. All attendees of this program are eligible to receive a Summer Prize Button to add to their lanyard collection! (Ages 13-18)

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.