Summer Reading events continue at the library

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, June 27, 2024

Summer Reading “Adventure Begins at Your Library” is in full swing at the Boyle County Public Library, providing families and people of all ages fun, affordable activities to enjoy this summer. This year, the library is offering many adventure-themed activities. Exciting performances, outdoor movie nights, crafts, and storytimes are included in an extensive list of free events for a variety of ages.

In addition to the activities, patrons are invited to take part in the Summer Reading challenge. Anyone who reads for 12 days and logs their reading using Beanstack will earn a free prize book plus tickets to put toward a prize drawing for any of the many prize bundles the library is offering this summer. Prize bundles are on display in the library lobby. Information on how to register to participate can be found at Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming Summer Reading events:


Silent Book Club

On Saturday, June 29 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, come be a part of BCPL’s chapter of the Silent Book Club. 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+)


Animal Reading Friends (ARF)*

Do your kids need to catch up on their Summer Reading? Would they like to practice reading out loud? On Monday, July 1 at 2:30 PM, the library will host the first session of ARF. Animals are great non-judgmental listeners. Kids can build their confidence as they read to one of our furry friends. This event will be held in the Community Room. *Registration is required as space is limited. (Ages 6-10)


Summer Storytime

Join us at the library for summer storytime. Storytime is where we sing, play, and read! Storytimes in July will be held outside in the Library Park on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM. (The event will move inside if there is rain or extreme heat.) Each week we will read themed stories and have an activity for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. (Ages Birth-5)


Y.A. History Mystery

On Tuesday, July 2 from 2:30-4:00 PM, gather your friends and put your mystery-solving skills to the test in our History Mystery Challenge! Work together in teams to explore the library, solve riddles, and follow the clues. Will your team be the first to unravel this thrilling mystery? This event will be held in the Community Room. (Ages 11-17)


Hook and Cook Fishing Workshop

Join us for “Hook and Cook,” the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department’s hands-on fishing workshop. All participants will receive a free fishing license. This three-part workshop will be held at a different location each week. Registration is required. The first session will be held on Tuesday, July 2 from 5:30-8:30 PM, at the Boyle County Extension Office (99 Corporate Drive, Danville, KY). At this session you’ll learn how to prepare and cook fish that you’ve caught.

The second session will be held at the Boyle County Public Library on July 9. In this session you will receive expert guidance on fishing techniques and proper procedures as well as fish identification. The final session will be held on July 16, at Millennium Park in Danville, where you will get to put into practice everything you have learned with some real live fishing under the tutelage of the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Registration is required to participate. The number of participants is limited and a minimum number is needed. (If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the workshop will be cancelled.) To register for this workshop, visit the event listing on the library’s website and click on the link provided. (Ages 18+)


Library Game Night

Join us for Library Game Night on Tuesday, July 2 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)


Holiday Closure

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

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.