Memory Lab Open House

May 31, 2019
Do you have old videos or photographs you want to preserve? The library is excited to annouce the opening of our Memory Lab!

On Sunday, June 2 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., the public is invited to explore the Memory Lab, a grant-funded resource that enables people to digitize and preserve their histories. The lab is made up of equipment and information for conversion of analog formats to digital, and can currently support the following formats: VHS, cassette tapes, photographs, negatives, and slides, with plans to add other formats such as floppy disk readers and vinyl records.
Community members wanting to use the lab will need to take a 30-minute training session to learn how to use the different equipment. After successfully completing the training, they will then be able to reserve time in the lab. Use of the Memory Lab is free.
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"Food for Fines" at the Library

May 11, 2019

Now through the end of May, the Library is offering "Food for Fines," a program that gives patrons an opportunity to pay off their overdue fines with food donations. The donated food will be given to New Hope Food Pantry in Danville, KY.

Under the "Food for Fines" program, up to $10 per library card can be paid off with donations. Fine forgiveness applies only to current fines, and it will not apply to lost or damaged items, card replacements or future fines.

Each can or food item will count as one dollar toward fines. There are a few guidelines for food donations:

  • Items must be brought inside the Library.
    (Do not put them in the book drop.)
  • No open packages will be accepted.
  • No re-packaged or expired foods will be accepted.
  • No dented cans.
  • No Ramen noodles (or noodles of a similar type).

Suggested items include: canned peas, canned corn, canned mixed vegetables, canned meat (such as tuna, beef stew, chicken), peanut butter, and canned fruit.

Also welcome are any non-perishable items such as: cereal, dried beans, rice, pasta, soups, and crackers.

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FOTL Spring Book Sale

May 8, 2019

This week, the Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale on Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11 at the Boyle County Public Library.  Sale hours are as follows:

Thursday: 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library. Stop by and pick up some treasures for your own collection!

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"Unleash Your Story: Yes, You Can Write a Book!"

May 2, 2019

Do you dream of seeing your name on the cover of a book?

On Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. the library will host a writing workshop featuring children's author Leigh Anne Florence, her husband Ron Florence, and author F.A. Edwards, who will discuss a variety of subjects such as writing tips, the publishing process, and will spend ample time answering questions.

This workshop is ideal for writers who have notebooks filled with stories waiting to be published and for those who have a story inside but aren’t sure how to put it on paper.

This engaging workshop should appeal to a variety of writers, and will offer two different perspectives. The Florences' perspective of writing children's books full time and self-publishing, and Edwards' perspective of writing for adults and starting the process a bit later in life.


Leigh Anne Florence is the author and publisher of the children's book series Woody: The Kentucky Weiner, a collection of eight books about her dogs Woody and Chloe. Her husband Ron is the business mind behind the Woody books. As manager, he offers a wealth of insight into the publishing process. The husband-wife team, along with their dogs, often spend their days in schools, libraries, and other venues doing motivational speaking and writing workshops. This will be their first time presenting with F.A. Edwards, author of Haunted and several other books. The Florences are currently in the process of editing Edwards’ new book.

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Mahan Gallery features Kris Steele

April 15, 2019

The Mahan Gallery is a small art gallery located at the Boyle County Public Library. Throughout the year various artists are featured in the gallery, highlighting their talents and making art accessible to everyone.

During the month of April the artwork of Kris Steele will be on display in the gallery. Steele’s exhibit, “A Retrospective,” features oil paintings, primarily of landscapes of Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Kentucky.

The public is invited to an Artist Reception on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Mahan Gallery at the library. In addition to the reception, patrons can see the artist in action on Saturdays as she paints with watercolors in the Mahan Gallery. Painting times will vary each weekend. “Live Art with Kris Steele” sessions will be listed on the main calendar. All are invited to attend.

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