Library to host Teen Scene; plus kangaroos from Kentucky Down Under

Published 12:04 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Summer Reading “Oceans of Possibilities” will wrap up at the Boyle County Public Library at the end of the month. All summer long, the library provides families and people of all ages fun, affordable activities to enjoy. Exciting performances, STEM and craft activities, and interactive games are included in an extensive list of free events for a variety of ages. In this final week of summer reading, you can solve a murder mystery, watch a movie under the stars, and meet a kangaroo. 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:

Family Yoga

On Fridays in July 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)

Backyard Bass

On Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00 PM, kids of all ages can learn how to cast using Backyard Bass. To use, simply place the Backyard Bass on the ground and start casting. With a good cast you can catch one of the fish and reel it in – just like real fishing! Endorsed by the Future Fisherman Foundation, Backyard Bass are plastic casting targets shaped like fish that are used to teach casting techniques and improve casting accuracy. Thank you to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for providing this program. This event will be held in the Library Park, but will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather. (All ages)

Teen D&D

On Tuesday, July 26 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.

This event will be held on the 5 th level. (Ages 13-18)

Master Builders

Build anything you can imagine at Master Builders on Wednesdays in July from 2:00-4:00 PM. Build with LEGOs, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, Makedo kits, & marble run tracks. All building materials will be provided for free play so you can try new things each week. This event will be held in the Youth Program Room. (Ages 18 & under)

Kentucky Down Under

As part of the Thursday FunDays performance series, on Thursday, July 29 at 10:30 AM the library will bring the Kentucky Down Under to the Jennie Rogers Community Center. Meet a variety of wild animals, including a kangaroo. You will learn each of their backgrounds, where they come from, what they eat, and more.

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. ASL interpretation will be available at this event. (All ages welcome)

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 Scene

On Friday, July 29 at 3:00 PM, teens are invited to hang out, play games, and enjoy snacks with friends at the library as we wrap up our summer of fun. This event will be held in the Community Room. (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, KY.