Summer events continue at the library

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, June 13, 2023


Summer Reading “All Together Now” is in full swing at the Boyle County Public Library, providing families and people of all ages fun, affordable activities to enjoy this summer. This year, the library will offer many friendship-themed and summer camp-inspired activities. Exciting performances, outdoor movie nights, STEM programs, crafts, art exhibits, and storytimes are included in an extensive list of free events for a variety of ages. 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 Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming Summer Reading events:

Move, Sing and Play

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On Friday mornings in June, discover active music making with others through singing, dancing, creative movement, and playing music games and easy instruments. This event will be held on Friday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. (Ages 6-9)

Starlight Movie Night

Watch a movie outside under the stars at the library every Friday evening in June and July. First, come early to join our Pre-show Party to play outdoor games. Then, set out your lawn chair in the Library Park to settle in to watch a movie perfect for the whole family. Movie starts at dusk (around 9 p.m.) with an expected runtime of 90-120 minutes. Free popcorn will be available. More information, including film titles, are available in the event listing on the library’s website.

On June 9, watch a family-friendly animated film about the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest super villain. Rated PG; 1 hr 27 min (All ages)

On June 15, watch the 2022 animated film about a swashbuckling feline who discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll. Having burned through eight of his nine lives, he launches an epic journey to restore them. Rated PG; 1 hr 42 min (All ages)

Animal Petting Zoo

On Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to noon stop by the library to visit a petting zoo hosted by Honey Hill Farm, featuring more than 20 different live animals. Get up close to the animals and say hello. Animals will include chickens, rabbits, ducks, sheep, goats, alpacas, a cow, and a mini horse or donkey. This event will be held in the Library parking lot. (All ages)

Teen D&D

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. This event will be held on the 5th Level on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. (Teens)

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 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+)

YA Self-Defense

On Monday, June 12 at 2 p.m., teens and tweens can join instructor Shinji Matsuda, from US Yoshukai Karate, to learn basic self-defense techniques. You’ll learn from a 4th degree Master with years of experience teaching self-defense and karate classes. Registration and signed waivers are required to participate. These forms may be found in the event listing on the library’s website. This class will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Summer Storytime

Join us at the library for summer storytime. Storytimes in June and July will be held outdoors in the Library Park on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with ASL interpretation both days. Each week at Storytime we will read themed stories and have a sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Our summer theme is “All Together Now,” and what better way to bring kids together than with summer camp activities. This week the theme for storytime is space camp. (Ages 1-5)

Kids Space Ca.m.p: Snacks in Space

On Wednesday afternoons at 2 p.m. this summer, the library will host activities based on different camp themes. Activities will include crafts, games, and STEM experiments. Each week will feature a different theme so kids can keep coming back for more. This week the theme is space camp, and on Wednesday, June 14, we will be sampling what some astronauts would eat while in outer space. You’ll taste test some “out-of-this-world” snacks and learn how to make your own “space food.” This event will be held outside the Library or in the Community Room, based on weather conditions. (Ages 5-11)

Thursday FunDay: The Space Painter

As part of the summer Thursday FunDays performance series, on Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. the library will bring Tom Sparough, The Space Painter and his new show, Toss it Together, to the Jennie Rogers Community Center. This delightful show highlights how many objects of juggling all fit together in one pattern, demonstrated through a masterful mix of juggling and humor. As the name implies, everyone who comes to this show will get a chance to toss things together. We will synchronize our efforts and share our juggling creations with each other at this hands-on, interactive show. ASL interpretation will be available at this event. Everyone is welcome to stop by the bookmobile before or after the performance. (All ages.)

Third Thursday Book Club

In June the book club will be reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Join the book discussion on Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

YA NERF Battle

On Friday, June 16 at 6 p.m., teens and tweens are invited to play alongside their friends in a NERF battle! Waivers are required, and participants may only use the Library’s NERF blasters. Waivers may be downloaded from the event listing on the library’s website. This event will be held on the 5th Level of the library. (Ages 11-18)

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 West Broadway in Danville.