Library to host a crochet club and Silent Book Club

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous free activities, special events, and services for the community. Interactive activities often include storytimes, author visits, crafting, and book clubs. This month, library staff have scaled back their regularly scheduled youth events to prepare for an activity-packed, all-ages summer reading program, which kicks off on May 29. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events at the library:

Jeanne Penn Lane “Celebration of Kentucky Writers”

On Saturday, May 18 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM, the library will host the first event of the 27th Jeanne Penn Lane Celebration of Kentucky Writers and Songwriters’ Showcase. The event will feature writers from many disciplines, all with a Kentucky connection. Authors will be reading from original works, with many holding book signings. This event will be held in the Community Room.

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Authors include Frances Strickler, Kevin LeMaster, Carolyn Pennington, Pamela Perlman, Tom C. Hunley, Darlene Campbell, Chris Helvey, Maurice Manning, Virginia Smith, Lucy Jayes, Rita Spalding, Marie Mitchell, and Katie Hughbanks.

In addition to the event at the Library, the weekend celebration continues with two events at other locations. A Songwriters Showcase, featuring musicians from around Kentucky, will be held at Morley’s Backyard in Danville on Saturday, May 18 from 5:30-11:00 PM. The celebration will wrap up on Sunday, May 19 from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM at a homecoming event featuring music and readings at historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch. This is free and open to the public.


Healthy Choices

On Monday, May 20 at 1:00 PM, the library will host “Healthy Choices.” Offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office, this program series includes lessons focused on cooking skills and stretching your food dollars. This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 18+)


Crochet Club

On Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 PM, the library will host the Fourth Thursday Crochet Club. This monthly series is focused on community, conversation, and crocheting (or knitting). Any and all fiber arts are welcome. Bring your own yarn, needles, and projects, or take from our limited supply and we’ll work independently while gathering with others. This event will be held in the Reading Room. All skill levels are welcome. (Ages 18+)


Silent Book Club

On Saturday, May 25 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, come be a part of BCPL’s chapter of the Silent Book Club! Beginning in May, meet at the library on the last Saturday of the month for a couple of hours of silent reading with other book lovers. Enjoy the community of book club without the pressure of assigned reading! This event will be held in the Reading Room. (Ages 18+)


Coming up… Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Save the date! The library will host its annual Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30-8:00 PM in the Library Park. Patrons can pick up a book bag and enjoy inflatables, outdoor games, and more at this special event. All activities at the kick-off are free. In addition, food trucks will be available for guests to purchase treats if desired. The library will remain open during the party for guests to sign up for a library card and to check out materials.

The theme for Summer Reading 2024 is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” and there will be many fun, adventure-themed activities for all ages, all summer long. Participants can join the reading challenge on Beanstack ( to earn free books and tickets to enter grand prize drawings. Summer Reading is for all ages: kids, tweens, teens, and adults. As always, all library programs are free to attend. Complete information about Summer Reading, including event descriptions and grand prize photos, can be found on the library’s website at (All ages)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events can be found online at The library is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM; and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Chat with library staff using the live chat service on the library’s website or by texting (859)-545-8398.