Superhero Training Academy

June 23, 2015
By Youth

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Tweens will get a chance to discover if they are faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound at our Superhero Training Academy obstacle course! Prizes will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course within the time limit.

 Obstacle Course 

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Upcoming Summer Reading Events

June 19, 2015

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Library offers many fun, free events for kids and teens. Due to limited seating, some of the events require tickets. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to and up to the start of the show until all of the tickets have been distributed. Tickets are given out on a "first-come, first-served" basis, so we recommend arriving early to ensure that your child is able to see the performance.

Some of the upcoming events include:

Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians

June 22nd at 12:00 pm

The Boyle County Public Library will host Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians on Monday, June 22nd at 12:00 pm. Audience members will be able to get an up-close look at some reptiles and amphibians that are native to Kentucky. All ages are welcome to attend this fun, educational program. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. (Community Room)

Ronald McDonald

June 23rd at 1:00 pm

On Tuesday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm, the iconic clown Ronald McDonald will entertain his fans with a silly performance about reading. This popular program is open to all ages. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed event. (Community Room)

The Mark Wood Fun Show

June 25th at 1:00 pm

On Thursday, June 25th at 1:00 pm, the zany Mark Wood Fun Show will bring a brand new superhero -- WORD MAN -- to the Boyle County Public Library. This fast paced show is designed for children of all ages. Wood uses comedy, magic, and audience participation to produce an exciting, entertaining and educational program. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. (Community Room)

Superhero Movie Marathon for Teens

June 25th at 3:00 pm

The Library will host a superhero movie marathon for teens on Thursday, June 25th beginning at 3:00 pm. Two blockbuster films will be shown at this event. The first movie is a 2004 animated film depicting a family of superheroes attempting to live under the radar but forced out of retirement to battle a villain and save the world. (Runtime: 115 minutes; Rated PG.) The second movie is a 2012 live-action film about a team of superheroes battling against an alien army. (Runtime: 143 minutes; Rated PG-13.) Popcorn and drinks will be served. This free event will be held in the Community Room and is open to ages 13-18.

Due to licensing restrictions, the use of film titles is prohibited outside of the Library. Inquiring minds can find out what movies will be shown by either visiting or calling the Library. 

A complete listing of all of our upcoming events for the summer are available in our Summer Reading Program Schedule of Events.

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Kentucky Science Center to Visit the Library

June 16, 2015

As part of the Children's Summer Reading Program, The Boyle County Public Library will host the Kentucky Science Center on Thursday, June 18th at 2:00 pm in the Community Room. Children are invited to enjoy some hands-on, messy science – including explosions, concoctions, and glorious goo. All ages are welcome to attend this event. Due to limited seating, this will be a ticketed performance. The tickets are free and will be given out 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

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Children's Bookmark Contest 2015 Winners

June 16, 2015
By Youth

Congratulations to the winners of our Children's Bookmark Contest! Our 2015 winners are Sofie Sanders (age 11), Banks Dunn (age 7) and Miriam Heath (age 5). Their "Every Hero Has a Story" themed bookmarks have been printed and will be available all summer long. All entries are currently on display in the library. Thank you to everyone who participated!


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Superhero Trivia for Teens

June 12, 2015

As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Library will be hosting "Superhero Trivia" on Tuesday, June 16th at 4:00 pm in the Community Room. Teens (ages 13-18) can find out how well they know their superheroes in this game show-style event.

Other activities will include an Action Figure Mash-up and a Superhero Costume Design Contest. The costume designs will be on display for voting in the Library for two weeks. The winning design will be featured on a Library bookmark in July.

This event is open to all teens. Refreshments will be served. For more information about this and other events for teens, contact Jamie Helle or Maggie Myers at 859-238-7323.

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Spy Science

June 11, 2015
By Youth

Calling all spy recruits! Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to complete your first mission as a secret agent. Learn how to develop a disguise for cover, make and break codes, write secret messages and utilize gadgets in an effort to obtain top secret information.

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Author Reception and Program with Angela Correll

June 5, 2015

The Library will host an author reception and program with local author Angela Correll on Monday, June 8th at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. Correll will discuss the writing and publication process of her novel, Grounded. The author reception will begin at 6:00 pm; the program will begin at 6:30 pm.

Grounded, tells the story of a young woman who returns to her Kentucky roots when her life begins to fall apart. In the style of authors such as Susan Mallery and Jan Watson, first-time novelist Angela Correll has created a rich tapestry of characters with strong ties to family and faith. Grounded brings its characters to a crossroads in life where pasts are confronted and second chances are born.

Angela Correll is a seventh generation Kentuckian. She enjoys small town life in Stanford, KY, and owns a shop on Main Street selling handcrafted goat milk soap and other local products. Angela and her husband Jess are partners in the Bluebird, a farm-to-table restaurant, promoting food produced in a humane, sustainable and natural way. She combines her passion for hospitality and historic preservation by renovating historic homes into guesthouses. Angela has written over fifty columns for local newspapers about life, family, and farming and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in Library Science. She lives on a farm with her husband, Jess, and an assortment of cattle, horses, goats and chickens. Grounded is her first novel.

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