Library offers activities for all ages; Free access to TumbleBooks
Published 10:47 am Friday, August 25, 2023
The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, online resources, and numerous services for the community. Programs often include storytimes, author visits, crafting, and book clubs. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:
Gathering Artists Summer Exhibit
The Boyle County Public Library is hosting the Gathering Artists Summer 2023 Exhibit, “Playing Favorites.” The exhibit features the works of numerous regional artists. Each piece of art reflects the exhibit title, featuring the favorite piece(s) of each artist. Artwork includes paintings, photography, felted pieces, sculptures, and jewelry. The exhibit will be on display in the Georgia de Araujo Gallery at the library through Aug. 31.
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Dungeons & Dragons is often called the greatest role-playing game of all time. The library offers a D&D club for adults that meets at the library on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, Aug. 27 at noon or 4:30 p.m. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Ages 18+)
Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. for a storytime just for babies. Each week, Ms. Rachael will read themed stories and have a sensory activity for babies from birth to 16 months and their parents or guardians to enjoy. Baby Storytime will be held in the Community Room with the books & theme changing each week. This event is offered weekly on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. from September-December 2023. (Ages 0-16 months)
YA Creative Club: Poetry & Prose
Calling all artists, writers, crafters, and creatives! Join us each week for YA (Young Adult) Creative Club, where tweens and teens can try out fun creative projects, learn new writing skills and artistic techniques, share their work, and make new creatively minded friends. On Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m., the library will offer “Poetry & Prose: Welcome Writers.” Join us for our first creative writing session as we introduce ourselves, talk about our favorite genres and inspirations, and do some freewriting of our own. If you enjoy writing poems, short stories, novels, or other forms of fiction, this session is for you. This event will be held in the Conference Room. (Ages 11-18)
Library Game Night
Join us for Library Game Night at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 6-8 p.m. 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)
Online Resource: TumbleBookLibrary
The library offers numerous resources to enrich the lives of its patrons. One such resource is TumbleBookLibrary, an online collection of e-books for children in grades K-6. The collection features over 1,100 titles which patrons can access free from home through the library’s website. The site features Spanish and French books, animated picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books and videos, graphic novels, plus exciting puzzles and games. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone to access the collection — all you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads, checkout times, or waitlists, and books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button. TumbleBookLibrary is a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading in a format they’ll love. Get started at BoylePubLib.org/tumble.
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 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.