Summer Reading Kicks Off at the Library on June 6th

June 3, 2016

The Boyle County Public Library will host a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Kick-Off Party marks the first day patrons can register for the Library’s Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 6th through the end of July. An inflatable bouncy castle and slide will be available for younger patrons to enjoy at this event.  Registration will continue throughout the summer and reading logs can be redeemed for prizes.

"On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!" is the 2016 Summer Reading theme for children and tweens, and many of the events and activities will have a fitness or health theme. Programs include The Mark Wood Fun Show; Animal Tales; and Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians. Ronald McDonald and The Space Painter will also be visiting the Library this summer. In addition to a monthly book club, tweens will also be able to enjoy programs such as Tween Eats and Tween Minute-to-Win-It.

"Get in the Game…Read!" is the reading theme for teens. This summer, special programs for teens will be offered, including Teen Challenge: STEM in Sports; Teens Write: Be A Sports Writer; and Self Defense for Teens. The Library will also host Trivia Night and an after-hours Murder Mystery for teens and adults. Adults can also partake in Couch-to-5K and Trail Safety & Topographical Map Reading.

Additional programs include Family Guided Hikes at some local hiking spots. These hikes, which can be completed in less than two hours, will be held at the Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge in Boyle County, the Dupree Nature Preserve in Garrard County, and at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Mercer County.

During the summer the Library will also visit multiple locations throughout the community in an effort to reach those who might not have the opportunity to come to the Library. Each week the Library will offer different activities, as well as provide books for the children to borrow. This summer the Outreach locations are: Bunny Davis Recreation Center; Salvation Army Day Camp; Perryville Community Center; Junction City Elementary School; Hogsett Elementary School; Long Run Apartments; Forkland Community Center; and Millennium Park. 

All Summer Reading programs are free and open to the public. Some of the family performances held at the Library are ticketed events. Tickets will be made available 30 minutes before the start of the show. Due to the popularity of these events, additional performances of Inter-County Reptiles and Amphibians and Animal Tales will be held at two of our outreach locations: Hogsett Elementary School and Junction City Elementary School. Dates and times for these performance can be found in our Summer Reading Schedule of Events. For some events, registration is required. Those interested in attending may register in-person or by calling 859.238.7323.

For a complete listing of events, patrons are encouraged to stop by the Library to pick up a Summer Reading Schedule of Events. Program information will also be listed on the Library’s facebook page.