Story Center

About the Story Center

The Story Center is the Boyle County Public Library’s newest addition. The library created the Story Center to enhance its local history services and to bring the community together to preserve and share stories of local life in Boyle County.  

The Story Center’s objective is to collect, digitize, and make the county’s history accessible through exhibitions, programming, and digital initiatives. 

The Story Center provides patrons with the tools to preserve their own records in the Memory Lab, the equipment to record oral histories in the forthcoming Oral History Studio, and the opportunity to explore a growing number of digitized records from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives. 

Story Center Hours of Operation

The Story Center at Grayson’s Tavern will open in fall of 2024!

Story Center Services and Programming

  • Memory Lab - The Memory Lab will now have two locations! Digitize your records at the Library or at the new Story Center facility at Grayson’s Tavern (Coming in fall of 2024). Visit the Memory Lab page to learn more and to book an appointment.
  • Oral History Studio – Coming Soon! Help us record the stories of the community by booking an appointment at the Oral History Studio, located in the Story Center at Grayson’s Tavern. Record your own history using questions and prompts provided, allow us to interview you, or interview someone close to you.   

Story Center Programming and Community Initiatives

The Story Center will offer programming on local history, digital and digitization literacy, and best practices in collections care and preservation. Check the BCPL Events Calendar for information on specific programs. 

The Story Center will also launch two new community projects, the Community Collections initiative and the Community Curators initiative. Both projects will offer new ways to volunteer and collaborate with the Boyle County Public Library. For more information or to get involved, email us at

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