Library to host a ghost hunt, trick-or-treat

Published 10:19 am Friday, October 20, 2023

The Boyle County Public Library offers free activities, special events, online resources, and numerous services for the community. Programs often include storytimes, crafting, gaming, and art exhibits. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Chess Club

On Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2-4 p.m., the library’s collection of chess boards will be set up in the Reading Room. This monthly club provides a dedicated time and quiet place for a friendly game of intellect and strategy. (All ages)

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Fall Bonfire

Fall evening bonfires are a classic way to socialize and relax, so grab yourself a seat at ours. On Saturday, October 21, the library will host a social hour for adults with marshmallows to toast and hot cider to warm your bones from 5-6 p.m. Then from 6-8 p.m., local writers from our fall flash-fiction horror writing workshop will share the creepy, spooky, and strange stories they created. This event will be held in the Library Park. (Ages 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, Oct. 22 at noon or 4:30 p.m. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or via the event listing on the library’s website, or email (Ages 18+)

Baby Storytime

Join us on Tuesdays 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 18 months and their caregivers to enjoy. Baby Storytime will be held in the Community Room with the books & theme changing each week. (Ages 0-18 months)

YA Creative Club: Halloween Mask Decorating

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 meet new creatively-minded friends. On Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 4-5:30 p.m., we’ll be making Halloween Masks. Design and decorate your Halloween mask using a wide variety of creative materials, including paint, felt, feathers, and more. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

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 Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Storytime will be held on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the youth department. Toddlers and preschoolers are all welcome to attend with their caregivers. (Ages 1-5)

Kids Fall Fun: Spooky Face Painting

Join us on Wednesdays for some fall fun this month. On Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 4-5 p.m., we’ll be gearing up for trick-or-treating with some spooky face painting for beginners. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 6-10)

YA Gaming Guild: Scary Game Session

Calling all gamers. Join us at the library on Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. for YA Gaming Guild, where tweens and teens can relax, play games, have some snacks, and hang out with other gamers. This week, prepare to be scared as we play spooky video games, including Five Nights at Freddy’s and Luigi’s Mansion 3, as well as some horror-themed board games. New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

FNAF Pizza Party

Tweens and teens are invited to join us for a frightfully fun afternoon on Friday, Oct. 27 from 4-5:30 p.m., as we celebrate our favorite horror game series, Five Nights at Freddy’s. Eat pizza, make crafts, play games, and compete against your friends to see who can survive the longest in our FNAF Hot Seat Challenge. Video game rated T for Teen Adolescents. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Left for Dead at the Library

On Friday, Oct. 27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., the library will host a humans-vs-zombies NERF event in a spooky after-dark library setting. Teams of four will attempt to infiltrate a zombie infested library and make it out alive. Participants will take turns being the ‘humans’ armed with NERF blasters trying to reach their destination, and ‘zombies’ trying to stop them from doing so. Up to two pieces of your own NERF equipment are permitted along with any attachments they may have, with the exception of NERF melee weapons. This event may involve light contact. Liability waivers are available at the front desk prior to event. Waivers may also be signed upon arrival. Space is limited due to time constraints. Registration is recommended for participation. Patrons who register will be the first to play. The links to register to participate can be found in the event listing on the library’s website: This event will be held throughout the library building. (Ages 18+)

Library Trick-or-Treat

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-4 p.m., families with toddlers, kids, tweens, and teens, are invited to come dressed in costume to trick-or-treat for candy throughout the whole library. Start at the Children’s Department to pick up a free library bag, while supplies last, and then visit other candy stops in the library building. (Youth and Families)

Teen D&D

On Saturday, Oct. 28 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. (Ages 14-18)

859 Paranormal – Library Ghost Hunt

Local paranormal investigation team, 859 Paranormal Research, will visit the library to investigate for paranormal activity in this After Dark special on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9-11 p.m. Our doors will open to the public at 9 p.m. Prior to the investigation, patrons will tour the library while the paranormal team will discuss their process, their history, their equipment, and time permitting, prior paranormal experiences. Once the event ends at 11 p.m., the crew will spend the night in the library, searching for paranormal activity, then share their findings at the library on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. (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 W. Broadway in Danville.