Library to host informational dog training workshop


The Boyle County Public Library offers numerous free activities, special events, and services for the community year-round. Interactive activities often include storytimes, 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 31. Here is a closer look at some of the upcoming events for adults at the library and a sneak peek at the Summer Reading Kick-Off Party:

Celebration of Kentucky Writers

On Saturday, May 20 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM, the library will host the first event of the 26th 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.

Authors include Darlene Franklin Campbell, Bill Carman, Gloria Casale, Chris Helvey, Debra Ison, Kasimma, Maurice Manning, Doris Settles, Richard Stuecker, and Richard Taylor.

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 20 beginning around 6:00 PM. The celebration will wrap up on Sunday, May 21 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.

The ABCs of Dog Training – Informational Workshop

On Saturday, May 27 from 2:30-4:30 PM, the Boyle County Public Library will be hosting a workshop aimed at helping you improve your furry friend’s education, discipline, and enrichment. Offered in partnership with local dog trainer Danielle Livasy, there will be information and techniques taught that you can practice at home with your pet. (Please do not bring your dogs to this session.) This event will be held in the Community Room. (All ages)

Adult D&D

The library offers a Dungeons & Dragons club for adults that meets at the library on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, May 28 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+)

Coming up … Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Save the date! The library will host its annual Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, May 31 from 5:30-8:00 PM in the Library Park. Kids can pick up a Book Buddy plushie 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 theme for Summer Reading 2023 is “All Together Now,” and the library will offer many friendship-themed and fun summer camp-themed activities and events 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)

BCPL Seed Library

The BCPL Seed Library is now open to the public. Located on the main level of the library near the entrance to the Reading Garden, patrons may check out up to five seed packets per month. No library card is required to participate. Planting guides are available and can be photocopied if needed. Seed donations are also accepted. Those who have extra seeds that they would like to share with the community can visit the Circulation desk for complete details on how to donate. The BCPL Seed Library is a free service to the community and is offered in partnership with The Garden Club of Danville.

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.

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 West Broadway in Danville, KY.