Library to host crafts, games, holiday events

Published 9:43 am Friday, December 1, 2023

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

Pictures with Santa

Santa will visit the library on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-noon. Kids of all ages are invited to take a photo with the jolly elf. Bring your camera and a smile for your visit! The line will close at noon, so plan accordingly. (If you’re in line by noon, you’ll get to see Santa.) This free event will be held in the Reading Room. After you visit Santa, we invite you to enjoy free Christmas-themed craft activities at the Yuletide Festival. Be sure to stop by the Friends of the Library’s book sale to buy your loved ones our favorite kind of gift – books! (All ages)

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Yuletide Festival

On Dec. 2, experience the sights and sounds of a late 19th-century Christmas at the Yuletide Festival. In the morning, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, costumed actors from Center Stage Theatrics will lead crafts and activities for all ages on the fifth level of the library. Later in the afternoon, from 2-4 p.m., the fun continues in the Community Room at the Afternoon Tea, where Center Stage Theatrics will have actors in-character as Victorian era party-goers to talk about the history of Victorian yuletide parties and show how to play parlor games of the time. There will be a selection of tea from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas as well as cookies, cakes, and finger sandwiches. Space at the tea party is limited and registration is required. A registration link can be found in the event listing on the library’s website. All events at the library are free to attend. (All ages)

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: Holiday Homemade Gifts

Join us each week for YA (Young Adult) Creative Club, where tweens and teens can try out fun creative projects, learn new artistic techniques, and meet creatively-minded friends. Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 4-5:30 p.m. as we make a variety of holiday gifts from scratch, from cozy Mason jar luminaries to luxurious bath bombs to super squishy slimes. They make the perfect presents for your friends, your family, or even yourself! After you’re done making your gift, you’ll even have the chance to decorate your own gift bag. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Library Game Night

Join us for Library Game Night on Tuesday, Dec. 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)

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 AM. 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 Craft: Edible Cone-ifer Trees

Join us for some edible crafting this December. On Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 4-5 p.m., We’ll make edible tree art with some icing and other tasty treats! Get creative while making your “cone-ifer” tree and then enjoy eating it! This event will be held in the Youth Department. (Ages 6-10)

YA Gaming Guild: Players’ Pick

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, you and your fellow gamers will get to pick what you play from the library’s huge collection of board games, and multiplayer video games for the Nintendo Switch. New and returning gamers are always welcome. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-18)

Hygge Day

Hygge (pronounced HUE-ga) is a Danish word meaning a quality of coziness, comfort, and contentment, which is what we will be offering at Hygge Day. Stop by the library on Saturday, Dec. 10 between noon-4:30 p.m. and enjoy a special lounge complete with warm drinks, gentle music, and good reading recommendations. We’ll even have optional relaxing activities you can try. Stop by to warm your bones and find your Hygge. This event will be held in the Library Lobby. (Ages 18+)

Teen D&D

On Saturday, Dec. 9 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)

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, Dec. 10 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+)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events can be found online at The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 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.