Library offers activities for all ages

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, September 13, 2022


The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, online resources, and numerous services for the community. Programs include storytimes, crafting, and book clubs. In addition to the numerous activities, in September and October the library is hosting the “Telling A People’s Story: African American Children’s Literature” traveling panel exhibit featuring art produced for book illustrations. In conjunction with the exhibit, the library is offering opportunities for patrons preserve their history by utilizing the Memory Lab and other library resources to digitize old photos and record oral histories. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Teen D&D

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On Saturday, September 10 from 2-4 p.m. teens can play what some call the greatest role-playing game of all time. 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. (Ages 13-18)

Adult D&D

The library offers a Dungeons & Dragons club for adults that meets at the library on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, September 11 at noon or 4:30 p.m.. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email (Ages 18+)


Storytime resumes at the library on September 12. Each week we will read stories and have a sensory activity for young children to enjoy. Storytime will be held Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room this fall. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)

Telling Your Story Workshop:

Mixed Media Self-Portraits

Inspired by the Telling a People’s Story exhibit, in this eight-week workshop you will use your artistic creativity to tell your story about who you are, your family, and your dreams. Art activities will focus on your favorite things, family tree, home, storytelling, self-portraits, and more. On Tuesday, September 13 at 4 p.m. participants will make mixed-media self-portraits. There will be opportunities to share your creations with others and hear about how these themes are seen in the books from the exhibit. This activity will be held in the Community Room. (All youth ages)

Boyle County Writers

On Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m., 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 September the book club will be reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Join the book discussion on Thursday, September 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Master Builders

On Thursday, September 15 at 4 p.m., youth are invited to build anything they can imagine with LEGOs, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, Makedo kits, and marble run tracks. All building materials will be provided for free play. This event will be held in the Youth Department. (All youth ages)

Crafters Who Care

On Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., 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+)

Chess Mix

On Saturday, September 17 from 2-4 p.m., visit the library and enjoy an afternoon of chess and a savory snack. This program is for all skill levels. This event will be held in the Reading Room. (All ages)

Fiction Workshop Reading

On Saturday, September 17 from 2-4 p.m., local author Paul Stansbury will read from the collection of work created by participants in his summertime Fiction Writing Workshop. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Community Show & Tell

In conjunction with the Telling a People’s Story traveling panel exhibit, the library will host a Community Show & Tell on Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. All are invited to show a personal treasure and tell about its story.

Each person will have approximately 5 minutes to share. Sign up to participate at the event, which will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events can be found online at The library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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 W. Broadway in Danville.