Each month, the Boyle County Public Library offers free activities for the community. Library patrons can enjoy interactive activities such as craft projects, games, and weekly story times. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming events at the library:
Board game club for adults
The library will release its collection of board games on Saturday, April 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Adults are encouraged to bring a friend and try new games or play their old favorites. The library has games for all levels of players and staff eager to show you how to play. This after-hours event will take place in the Library’s Community Room. (18 and over)
Dungeons & Dragons is often called the greatest role-playing game of all time. The library offers an adult D&D club that meets at the library on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Adults can join a session on Sunday, April 10 at noon or 4:30 p.m. No experience is necessary, but registration is required. To register, sign up at the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (18 and over)
On Tuesday, April 12, kids can make Easter snacks at home by following our instructional video. The kits will be available for pickup from Tuesday morning (while supplies last) and can also be reserved using our curbside pickup service. Call the library at 859-238-7323 from the day kits are available to request a kit using curbside pickup. The video will be premiered on the library’s YouTube channel. No registration required. (5-8 years)
Boyle County Writers
On Tuesday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m., get together with other writers to practice your writing skills, share your work, and receive feedback from your peers. Hosted by local author Paul Stansbury, this event will take place in the library’s conference room. Masks are mandatory. (18 and over)
Celebration Reception for Mrs. Libby
The library will host a celebratory reception on Thursday, April 14 at noon in honor of beloved children’s librarian Libby McWhorter and her achievement in receiving KPLA’s ‘Miss Pickle’ Award for Outstanding Service to Children for 2022. The award recognizes excellence in the development and provision of children’s library services to the local community. Libby has spent her 40 year career with BCPL serving children and families, and shows no signs of stopping. Join us in celebrating Libby’s achievement and service to our community. The reception will take place in the children’s department. All are invited to attend.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Teens are invited to share their thoughts on the Library as part of this new advisory group. On Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m., join us for fun activities and share your ideas on how to improve programs and services for teens at the library. This program will take place in the multipurpose room on the 5th level. (13-18 years old)
superhero movie night
On Thursday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m., watch a new superhero movie with your family (2021, PG-13). The secret identity of our friendly neighborhood superhero has been revealed and his normal life intertwines with his dangerous hero adventures. He asks another hero to help him understand what it really means to be a superhero. Superhero themed crafts will be provided to create as you watch the movie. For the title of the film, see the event listing on the library’s website. This program will take place in the Community Hall. (all ages)
Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., join us to knit and crochet items for those in need. This knitting and crocheting group welcomes current and new members to weekly craft meetings at the library. Some materials will be provided. Beginners are welcome. This event will take place in the Reading Room. (13 years and over)
Teens are invited to play video games at the library on Fridays from 4-5:20 p.m. Battle with friends in Super Smash Bros or race in Mario Kart 8. This event will take place on the 5th level of the library . (13-18 years old)
On Saturday April 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit the library and enjoy an afternoon of chess and a tasty snack. This program is for all skill levels. This event will take place in the Reading Room. (all ages)
On Saturday, April 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., teens can play what some are calling the greatest role-playing game of all time. During this in-person event, players will venture into campaigns that will test their ability to work together and conquer enemies in this tabletop adventure. Registration is required to play. Go to www.boylepublib.org/teenndnd to register. (13-18 years old)
Free tax prep
The Boyle County Public Library has again partnered with the AARP Foundation and United Way of the Bluegrass to host a free tax preparation service. Until mid-April, tax specialists will be set up in the library on Tuesdays and Saturdays to help people with the tax return process. This service is made possible through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. These tax preparation services are available by appointment only.
United Way VITA tax preparation assistance will be available by appointment only on Saturday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for individuals whose household income was less than $56,000 last year. For more information and to make an appointment, call 2-1-1 or go online at uwbg.org/CKEEP.
AARP Tax Assistance Services will be available Tuesday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Although anyone can make an appointment, the program is particularly geared towards low-to-moderate income tax payers aged 50 and over. To make an appointment, call 859-374-1415 or email email@example.com.
Information about these and all upcoming events is available online at BoylePubLib.org. 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. to 5 p.m. In addition, free Wi-Fi is available in the library car park 24/7. 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 town of Danville and surrounding communities and is actively committed to enriching the lives of its patrons. The library is located at 307 West Broadway in Danville.