"Drop Your Drawers" Challenge

December 8, 2016
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library has partnered with the Family Resource Centers in Danville and Boyle County to collect new underwear for elementary school students. The Library has set a goal to collect at least 1,000 pairs by December 31st. The donated items will be distributed to the six elementary schools to help replenish the schools’ supplies of emergency underwear.

 

The donations for "Drop Your Drawers" have been coming in steadily since the campaign began in early November, but 800 pairs of underwear are still needed to reach the goal. In an effort to increase community involvement, the Library is challenging local businesses, civic organizations, and community groups to participate in the "Drop Your Drawers" Challenge. The DYD Challenge will run from December 5-16. The team who donates the most underwear will win the DYD Challenge. The winning team will earn bragging rights and a selection of homemade desserts prepared and delivered by Library staff.



 

Teams interested in taking part in the DYD Challenge should bring their donations of new underwear (boys and girls sizes 4-16) to the Library on or before December 16. DYD Challenge donations should include the name of the business or organization to ensure proper credit. Photos of donations are encouraged and will be posted on the Library’s Facebook page. The winning team will be announced on Monday, December 19th. For additional information about the DYD Challenge, email Jen Boutin at jboutin@boylepublib.org.


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Mahan Gallery December Exhibit to Feature Student Artwork

December 5, 2016
By BCPL

The December Mahan Gallery exhibit will feature artwork by Boyle County High School art students of Carrie Snow, an art teacher at BCHS. The Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County will host an Opening Reception for the show on Thursday, December 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm. The exhibit will be on display through December 31st. 


The gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House and is open to the public during regular Library hours. 



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Friends of the Library host "The Changing Table: Observations and Recollections of How Kentuckians Eat"

December 5, 2016
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will host "The Changing Table: Observations and Recollections of How Kentuckians Eat" with David Larson on Monday, December 5th at 7:00 pm.


Danville native David Larson has a lifetime appreciation for food. Throughout his forty years as chef and restaurateur, he has observed and been a part of the complex relationship of garden-grocery-table and how it affect our relationships with others. As operations Vice President at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, David continues to lead the seed-to-table movement at Shaker Village, dedicated to serving what is harvested from the soil of the Shakers to the guests at The Trustees' Table restaurant.


This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library.



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"Drop Your Drawers" at the Library

November 21, 2016
By BCPL

Make your next visit to the Library a brief one (for a good cause) as part of Boyle County Public Library's "Drop Your Drawers" campaign. We're partnering with local elementary schools in Danville-Boyle County to collect new underwear for school-age kids.


Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, now through December 31, 2016, at the Library or at any of the drop boxes at local elementary schools. Donations will help replenish Danville and Boyle County elementary schools' supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school's Family Resource Centers.


The need is great. The local schools combined are handing out approximately 190 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.


The Library’s goal is to receive 1,000 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to six elementary schools in Boyle County. The schools are: Jennie Rogers Elementary School, Junction City Elementary School, Hogsett Elementary School, Perryville Elementary School, Toliver Elementary School, and Woodlawn Elementary School. 


The "Drop Your Drawers!" campaign is easily recognizable by the popular character of Captain Underpants by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The library's collection of Captain Underpants' children's books will be on display (and available to check out) during the Drop Your Drawers campaign. 



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Breakout!

November 13, 2016
By Youth

Tweens, come get locked in the library! You'll have only 60 minutes to escape by cracking codes, solving puzzles and following clues. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that are able to break out in time!


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