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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This Weekend at the Library: April 13-14, 2019

April 12, 2019

Saturday, April 13 • 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Stop by to see a watercolor demonstration by artist Kris Steele, and while you're at it, check out her wonderful artwork on display in the Mahan Gallery exhibit this month!


SundayApril 14 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Kids will be given an opportunity to explore individual curiosities through engineering and architectural challenges. Hosted by Abigail Skinner. (For ages 5-8.)


SundayApril 14 • 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us for a showing of this intense movie filled with superheroes and action! Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Runtime: 2 hr 29 min
Rated PG-13

DescriptionAs the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment, the fate of Earth and existence has never been more uncertain. -- from Marvel Studios

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Celebrate National Library Week!

April 8, 2019

During National Library Week, in addition to our regularly scheduled programs, the library will offer several events to help celebrate:

DIY MINI BOOK on Monday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room. Tweens (ages 9-13) can build a readable mini-book they can add to their personal book collection.


TEEN CRAFTERNOON on Tuesday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) can help decorate the new YA collection space by painting metal book ends with themes from their favorite YA novels.


ESCAPE ROOM: Escape the Library! on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Reading Room. Students (ages 9-18) can participate in a special escape room challenge to celebrate National Library Week. They will need to use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to escape the library in just one hour.

EVENING BOOK CLUB on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. In response to patron requests, the library is bringing back a book club that meets in the evenings. This club will meet regularly on the second Thursday of each month. At the first meeting, the group will discuss Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.  

This stunning, award-winning novel is written in free-verse and is a very quick read. The fast-paced story follows grief-stricken, fifteen-year-old Will as he takes the 60-second ride down the elevator in his building, determined to honor “the rules” by taking revenge for the murder of his brother. Anyone interested in participating my pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk.

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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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