Library offers new programs to all ages

Published 5:01 pm Thursday, August 31, 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:

Baby Storytime

Join us on Tuesday, September 5 at 10:00 AM 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 10:00 AM from September-December 2023. (Ages 0-16 months)

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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, September 5 at 4:00 PM, 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 on Tuesday, September 5 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)

Morning & 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 Fridays at 10:30 AM. Afternoon Storytime will be held on Wednesdays at 12:30 PM in the youth department. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. Note, the Library will be closed to the public on Friday, September 8, so there will be no Storytime held that day. (Ages 2-5)

Kids Fall Fun: Patterned Bags

Join us on Wednesdays for some fall fun this month! On Wednesday, September 6 at 4:00 PM, we’re decorating reusable bags with fun patterns. Participants can get creative with fabric paint and stamps from apples, leaves and other things, then be able to take home their own decorated bag. (Ages 6-10)

YA Gaming Guild

Calling all gamers! Join us at the library on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 PM for YA Gaming Guild, where tweens and teens can relax, play games, have some snacks, and hang out with other gamers. We’ll play all kinds of games, including video games, board games, card games, tabletop RPGs, and more. New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Fall Crafting for Keeps

At this crafting event for adults, you’ll be guided through the process of making a craft you get to keep. Now offered seasonally, these sessions will feature higher quality projects than previously available. On Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 PM, we’ll be making Resin Jewelry. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)

Library Closed for SPARK! Exhibit Installation

The Library will be closed to the public on Friday, September 8 for the installation of the SPARK! Places of Innovation exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the library September 9-October 14.

Teen D&D

On Saturday, September 9 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. This event will be held on the 5th Level on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. (Ages 14-18)

Adult D&D

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, September 10 at noon or 4:30 PM. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email (Ages 18+)

Please note, the Library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day and on Friday, September 8 for the SPARK Exhibit installation.