Read Off Your Fines!

March 31, 2019

Kids, tweens, & teens can read at the Library during Spring Break (April 1-7, 2019) to earn "Book Bucks" they can use to pay their overdue fines!

How it works:

Patrons ages 5-18 can participate. For every 15 minutes read in the library, participants will earn a $2 Book Buck which can be turned in at the Circulation Desk to pay for overdue fines on their library cards (normal voucher rules apply).

Steps to earning Book Bucks:

1. Sign in at the Tree Desk — write your name, date, and the time for when you start reading.

2. Go read a book — preferably in the children’s department.

3. Sign out at the Tree Desk — Once you are finished reading, come back to the Tree Desk to sign out. Your end time will be written down. (Note: librarians will round down to the nearest 15 minute increment). Receive your Book Bucks.

4. Redeem your Book Bucks — You can redeem your Book Bucks right away. You can turn in multiple Book Bucks that you earn with every 15 minutes of reading. Book Bucks must be turned in before closing on April 7th. All Book Bucks must be turned in during the week of Read Off Your Fines.

Other details:

  • You don't have to read library books — you can bring in books from home or school to read at the library, but it does have to be a book. 
  • The Book Bucks go towards overdue fines on your own Library Card, not on a friend's or family member's card.
  • The entire amount of the Book Bucks is taken when turned in.

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The HUMAN Library

March 29, 2019

This weekend the Boyle County Public Library and Centre College Library will host The HUMAN Library.

At this unique event, visitors will meet "Living Books" – real people telling their real stories. This event will be held on Saturday, March 30 at the Centre College Library and Sunday, March 31 at the Boyle County Public Library from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on both days. This free event is open to the public.

Click on the image below to see what books will be available for "check out."

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Summer Internships at the Library

March 26, 2019

The Library is hiring two full-time Summer Youth Services Interns.**

Summer Youth Services Interns will assist the Children’s, Youth, Young Adult, and Outreach Librarians in providing exemplary customer service to youth (ages 0-18) and their families both in the library and at remote locations where summer library programming is offered.

This is a 10-week paid internship with a preferred start date of May 28, 2019.

**Enrollment in or completion of undergraduate degree is required.

More information about this position, including qualifications and how to apply, can be found on the Careers page of our website.

The application deadline is April 5, 2019.

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Adult How-To: Prepare for Natural Disasters

March 25, 2019

As winter releases its hold on the Kentucky, wild weather will undoubtedly reappear. While many have grown accustomed to the sound of sirens accompanying strong storms, it is important to be diligent when it comes to disaster preparedness.

On Monday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m., Aletha Price will discuss how to prepare for natural disasters. At this free workshop, you'll learn how to make a family disaster kit and develop a disaster plan. You'll also learn about the typical disasters common to our area and how to understand the warnings that are issued as dangerous weather approaches. Information about getting involved in local disaster preparedness will also be offered. A drawing for a small starter disaster kit will be held for those in attendance.

Sponsored by the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office.

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Family Movie Night at the Library

March 21, 2019

Join us for Family Movie Night on Thursday, March 21 at 5:45 p.m. We'll be showing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In this animated 2018 film, a teenager is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains some amazing abilities. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. (Rated PG, 117 mins.)

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"Amazing Creatures of the Galapagos Islands"

March 16, 2019

The Friends of the Library spring program series will continue on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. with "Amazing Creatures of the Galapagos Islands," presented by Katie Bright and Dan Moran who visited the archipelago of volcanic islands in 2018.

Located in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to an amazing diversity of plants and animals including giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies, and swimming iguanas. Bright and Moran will share photos of the amazing animals they saw while they talk about some of the experiences they had on their trip.

All FOTL programs are free and open for anyone to attend. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the library 48-hours in advance of the program.

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This Week at the Library: March 11-16, 2019

March 11, 2019

Monday, March 11 • 3:00 p.m.

This month we’ll discuss Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. Those interested in participating may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Monday, March 11 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

The library will host a Dungeons & Dragons club for teens on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Teens are invited to come play this popular role-playing game in a social group setting. Food, refreshments, and gaming supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary to participate. Players who have their own dice, rule books, miniatures, etc., are welcome to bring them. Registration is required. (Ages 13-18)


STEAM LAB: "Magnetic Slime"
Monday, March 11 • 4:30 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a STEAM Lab in the Storytime Room. Tweens (ages 9-13) will experiment with Black Iron Oxide and Neodymium magnets!


Tuesday, March 12 • 4:00 p.m.

Beginning this week, the library will host the Kids Book Club. The club will meet weekly for four weeks on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., and is recommended for children who are in grades 1-3. Each week we’ll read a different book from one of our favorite series. Book series will include Magic Tree House and Geronimo Stilton. Children are invited to come discuss the books, participate in themed games and crafts, and enjoy snacks. Registration is required.


Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauremeister. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.


Thursday, March, 14 at 4:30 p.m.

Create magnets to decorate your locker (or more) using cut outs from comics including Captain Underpants, Bone, Big Nate, and more. For ages 9-18.


Thursday, March 14 at 5:45 p.m

Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at the library! Miles Morales is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains the abilities of Spider-Man. While trying to learn how to control his new powers, he uncovers a plot to access parallel universes, and must then team up with fellow Spider-People (who accidentally come to his dimension) to shut down the portal and send them back. (Rated PG; 117 minutes)


Thursday, March 14 • 6:00 p.m.

The library will host a coloring club for adults on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. Many adults have rediscovered the joys of coloring as a way to relax and combat stress. The club, which is done in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension office, meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Mahan Gallery.

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Sunday Matinee: "Hidden Figures"

March 10, 2019

In honor of Women's History Month, on Sunday, March 10th the Library will be offering a screening of the movie Hidden Figures which examines the life and accomplishments of the unsung heroes of the United States space program. Popcorn and other refreshments provided.

Showtime: 2:00 p.m.
127 minutes
Rated PG

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Job Opportunity at the Library

March 6, 2019

The Library is currently hiring a part-time Youth Services Assistant.

The Youth Services Assistant is responsible for proactively providing prompt, courteous, and professional information services to all Library visitors, thereby creating a helpful and welcoming Library environment. The Youth Services Assistant will assist the Children’s and Youth Services Librarians in providing exemplary customer service to youth (ages 0-18) and their families. This position primarily requires evening and weekend hours.

More information about this position, including qualifications and how to apply, can be found on the Careers page of our website.

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 8, 2019.

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Author Chat with Silas House

March 5, 2019

Award-winning author Silas House will be visiting multiple venues in Danville on Tuesday, March 5 as part of the Humana/Doherty Library Series.

House is the author of numerous bestselling books including Clay’s Quilt and A Parchment of Leaves. Other award-winning titles include The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, Same Sun Here, and his latest novel Southernmost.

On Tuesday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m. the Boyle County Public Library will host an "Author Chat with Silas House." This event will be a casual conversation between audience members and the author. The discussion will include House's work about rural people, his new documentary film Hillbilly – which is his response to rural stereotypes, and the impacts of the book Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.

Copies of many of his works can be found at the library, with multiple copies of Southernmost currently available at the main circulation desk. A book kit of the novel will also be available for reservation in the near future.

In addition to the program at the library, Centre College will host two events with the author on Tuesday. "A Conversation with Silas House" will be held in the Grissom Reading Room at Centre's Doherty Library at 11:30 a.m., and "An Evening with Silas House" will be held in Weisiger Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

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Today the Library: Monday, March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4 • 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us for Family Game Night on Monday, March 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to stop by and play a wide variety of board games, including both classic and newer games. Food will be provided by the Boyle County FCS Extension office.
(Location: Community Room)


Monday, March 4 • 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Help finish building the new LEGO Hogwarts Castle! The set contains over 6,000 pieces and features towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, and so much more! Once completed, the castle will be on display in the Library. Those who come to build will be entered in a drawing to win a 20th Anniversary edition of Harry Potter!
(Location: Mahan Meeting Room)

Monday, March 4 • 6:00 p.m.

On Monday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m., the library will host French Cinema. People of all ages can socialize with other French speakers and enthusiasts while enjoying a French film, coffee, and other fine refreshments.
(Location: Mahan Gallery)

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