Library offers free activities for all ages

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, September 28, 2022


The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, and online resources for the community. Programs include storytimes, crafting, and interactive activities. In addition to the numerous programs, 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. Information about the exhibit can be found on the library’s website at 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:


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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 AM in the Community Room this fall. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)

Telling Your Story Workshop: Peg Doll Family

Inspired by the Telling a People’s Story exhibit, in this seven-week workshop you will use your artistic creativity to tell your story. Art activities will focus on your family tree, home, storytelling, self-portraits, and more. On Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4:00 p.m. participants will make a Peg Doll Family. 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)

Make a Mess: Splatter Paintings

Let your imagination run wild with hands-on creative projects and experiments. The goal is to try new things with no fear of the mess you might make in the process. The best messes make something new and uniquely yours, and along the way develop literacy and motor skills. On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m., we’ll be using straws and cotton balls to make splatter paintings. This event will be held in the Community Room. (All youth ages)

Crafters Who Care

On Thursdays from 6 to 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+)

College-Bound 101

Experts from Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and KY 529 will be at the library on Saturday, October 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. to help you get ready for college by offering financial advice and more.

Students and parents will be provided with the detailed information they need to apply for student financial aid.

Learn about the financial aid process, and discover when and how to apply for state and federal funds. Options for filling the gap if traditional financial aid does not meet their need will be discussed. Common application mistakes, financial aid blunders, and other information will be covered. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 13+)

Camp Out at the Library

Spend your fall break “camping out” at the library reading a great book! On Oct. 1-8, the youth department will be transformed into a forest with everything needed to cozy up with a good book, including tents, pillows, blankets, play campfires, woodland creature reading buddies, and more. Camping-themed activities will be available to do at your own pace during your visit to the library. (All youth ages and families)

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 am.-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.