Library offers family fun and activities for all ages
Published 9:02 am Friday, February 17, 2023
The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, and resources for the community. Programs are available for all ages and include crafts, interactive games, and weekly storytimes. In addition, free tax preparation services will be offered through mid-April. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:
On Saturday, February 18 from 2:00-4:00 PM, 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)
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Morning Storytime & Afternoon Storytime
Join us for storytime at the library! Each week we will read stories and have a themed sensory activity for young children to enjoy. Morning Storytime will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Afternoon Storytime will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 PM in the youth department. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 2-5)
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, February 21 at 6:00 PM we will be making an assortment of bath products, including bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and tub teas. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)
Make a Mess
On Wednesday, February 22 at 4:00 PM, let your imagination run wild with hands-on, creative projects and experiments. The goal of the program is to try new things with no fear of the mess you might make in the process. This month we’ll be making a mess while ice painting. We’ll be using colorful ice cubes to paint as well as coloring ice sculptures. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Youth and Families)
Family Game Night
Join us for Family Game Night at the library on Thursday, February 23 from 6:00-8:00 PM. This is a social event for all-ages where you, your family, and your peers can come and enjoy a fun night of pizza, competition, and cooperation. The library will provide the food and a full collection of board games. Staff will be available to help you learn the games. This event will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)
Teen Game On
Teens are invited to play Nintendo Switch and board games at the library on Fridays from 3:30-5:30 PM. This event will be held on the 5 th Level of the library. (Ages 13-18)
On Saturday, February 25 from 2:00-4:00 PM 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 www.boylepublib.org/teendnd to register. (Ages 13-18)
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, February 26 at noon or 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Ages 18+)
Free Tax Prep
The Boyle County Public Library has once again partnered with the AARP Foundation and the United Way of the Bluegrass to host free tax preparation service. Tax professionals will be set up in the library each week on Tuesdays and Saturdays through mid-April to assist people with the tax filing process. This service is made possible through Tax-Aide and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs. These tax preparation services are available by appointment only.
• AARP Foundation Tax-Aide tax assistance services will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Although anyone can make an appointment, the program is especially focused on low-to-moderate income taxpayers who are age 50 and older. To make an appointment, call 859-374-0489 or email email@example.com.
• United Way of the Bluegrass VITA Tax Preparation Assistance will be available by appointment on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, for people with eligible household incomes. For more information and to schedule an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 2-1-1, or go online to uwbg.org/VITA.
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.