Summer activities continue at the library

Published 10:51 am Friday, June 30, 2023

Summer Reading “All Together Now” continues 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, and storytimes are included in an extensive list of free events for a variety of ages.

In addition to the activities, all ages are invited to take part in the Summer Reading challenge. Anyone who reads for 10 days and logs their reading on Beanstack 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 include art supplies, a coffee collection, LEGOs, a drone, and a kayak. The prizes 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. The final session in this series will be held on Friday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. (Ages 6-11)

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 film perfect for the whole family. The 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 30, watch an animated movie about a legendary space ranger who embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside some ambitious recruits. The team must learn to work together to escape the evil villain and his ruthless robot army. (Rated PG; 1 hr 45 min; 2022)

On July 7, watch a feature film based on the children’s book about a reptile that lives in New York City. He helps with chores and plays with neighborhood kids, but when one neighbor insists the friendly croc belongs in a zoo, the reptile tries to prove that he’s not as bad as others might at first think. (Rated PG; 1 hr 46 min; 2022)

KEEN Bridge Challenge

On Saturday, July 1 at 10 a.m., use K’NEX to construct your own bridge design, and then try it out using a bridge tester. KEEN instructors will go over different types of bridges, the importance of them in our everyday lives, and how we go through the engineering process of planning, designing, and construction to achieve a finished product.

The Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network (KEEN) is a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Program dedicated to teaching Kentucky’s youth about engineering. The KEEN Program provides KYTC Engineers to visit youth throughout the state to discuss the applications of math and science in real-world situations. They provide insights into the opportunities and challenges available to students pursuing studies in the field of engineering. This event will be held in the Library Park. (All ages.)

Independence Day

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Summer Storytime

Join us at the library for summer storytime. Storytimes will be held outdoors in the Library Park on Tuesday* and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM 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 horse camp. *Please note, due to the holiday, there will be no Storytime on July 4th. (Ages 1-5)

Kids Horse Camp

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 horse camp, and on Wednesday, July 5, kids can race on pool noodle horses and play at several other activity stations to learn about horses. This event will be held outside the Library or in the Community Room, based on weather conditions. (Ages 6-11)

Thursday FunDay: Crystal Clear Science

As part of the summer Thursday FunDays performance series, on Thursday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. the library will bring Crystal Clear Science to the Jennie Rogers Community Center. Let Crystal Clear enhance your knowledge and motivation with a spectacular science show, “May the Force Be With You.” This show is all about energy: Tesla coils, flying eggs, human circuits, and more unlock the mystery to the forces all around us.  Learn the “magic” behind the experiments and how to do them at home. ASL interpretation will be available at this event. Everyone is welcome to stop by the bookmobile before or after the performance. (All ages.)

Yoga for Kids

Join instructor Francine Southerland on Fridays in July at 10:30 a.m. to learn yoga poses, breathing, and other exercises. Mats will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. The first session will be held on Friday, July 7. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Youth & Families)

Stargazing at Baril Park Summer Nights

The library will join in the festivities at Baril Park in downtown Perryville on Friday, July 7 beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a Star Talk. Stargazing will begin at dusk. Come look at the heavens close up! (All ages)

PBS Kids Fun Zone

On Saturday, July 8 at 10 a.m., join us for fun activities featuring some the PBS characters you know and love. Our activities will be based on the popular show, “Molly of Denali,” which is set in a rural Alaskan village and features the adventures of Molly, her family, and friends. Molly of Denali models the many ways that children can access and create informational text in their daily lives. At the same time, the stories are infused with Alaska Native values, history, traditions, language, as well as contemporary life. This KET Early Childhood Education (ECE) workshop is designed not only to build children’s science inquiry and informational text literacy skills, but also to boost the confidence of their parents and caregivers, and help them realize they can support and be a part of their child’s learning experience. This event will be held in the Library Park. (Kids & Families)

Teen D&D

On Saturday, July 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. 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 on Sunday, July 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+)

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.