Library to host an all-ages Community Show and Tell

Published 7:34 am Friday, October 7, 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, the library is currently hosting the “Telling A People’s Story: African American Children’s Literature” (TAPS) 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:

Record Your Story

This October, tell your story about a family treasure, such as an object, photo, experience, or even a family member. Offered in conjunction with the TAPS exhibit, the library will be providing a way for you to record your own oral histories. Record your story at the library by appointment, or check out a digital recording kit for home use. People of all ages are welcome to participate. Contact the library for more information or to make an appointment. Email or call 859-238-7323. (All ages)

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Digitize Your Story

In conjunction with the TAPS exhibit, the library will be offering their services to update your family photos or records into a more modern, or entirely digital format. You can preserve your family’s story by digitizing photos or documents at the library by appointment. When finished, you will be able to take home electronic copies on USB and digital disc. This service is an extension of the library’s Memory Lab and will be offered through the end of October. Contact the library for more information or to make an appointment. Email or call 859-238-7323. (Ages 18+)

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)

Teen D&D

On Saturday, Oct. 8 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, Oct. 9 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+)


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: Storytelling Jar

Inspired by the TAPS exhibit, in this seven-week workshop you will use your artistic creativity to tell your story.

Art activities will focus on your family tree, storytelling, self-portraits, and more. A different activity will be offered each week. On Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. participants will be making storytelling jars. 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, Oct. 11 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+)

Master Builders

On Thursday, Oct. 13 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)

Community Show and Tell

If you have an item with an interesting past, a historical artifact, a beloved heirloom, or just something that has special meaning to you, tell us about it at Show and Tell. In conjunction with the TAPS traveling panel exhibit, the library will host a Community Show and Tell on Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 PM. People of all ages are invited to show a personal treasure and tell about its story. Each person will have approximately five minutes to share. A sign-up sheet will available during the event; spaces are available first come, first served. This event will be held in the Community Room. (All 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, Oct. 15 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)

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.