Library activities continue throughout the summer – The Advocate-Messenger | Wender Mind Kids

Library activities continue throughout the summer - The Advocate-Messenger

The Oceans of Opportunity summer reading continues at the Boyle County Public Library, offering affordable activities for families and people of all ages to enjoy this summer. Exciting performances, outdoor movie nights, STEM and craft activities, storytelling and book clubs are included in an extensive list of free events for a variety of ages. In addition to the activities, patrons are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. Anyone who reads and logs their reading for 10 days will receive a free prize book and raffle tickets to enter one of the many prize packages the library is offering this summer. Prize packages are on display in the library foyer. For information on registering to attend, see Here’s a closer look at some of the upcoming summer reading events:

Family Yoga

Join teacher Francine Southerland on Fridays at 10:00am to learn yoga poses, breathing exercises, and other practices. Mats are provided or you are welcome to bring your own. This event takes place in the common room (ages 13 and under)

Starlight movie night

Catch a movie outside under the stars at the library every Friday night this summer. First, join our pre-show party from 7:30pm to 9:00pm, visit the library and play games inspired by the film of the night. Then, set up your lounge chair in Library Park to stretch out and watch a movie that’s perfect for the whole family. The film begins at nightfall (around 9:00 p.m.) with an estimated running time of 90-120 minutes. Food vendor options can be purchased during the pre-show party. The food vendor changes every week. Possible options include Snowie Bus, Bee’z Street Eats, The Scoop and Poppin J’s. (In the event of inclement weather, the film will be moved indoors. Any changes will be posted on the library’s social media pages.) For more information, including film titles, see the events listing on the library’s website.

Story time with Ms. Libby

Join Ms. Libby for story time in the library. Each week, Ms. Libby will read stories and conduct a sensory activity for those in attendance. Story time takes place on Monday and Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am in the common room. Weekly videos are ASL interpreted and can be found on the library’s YouTube channel. (age 1-5)

to create a big stir

Unleash your creative side to make a splash with these ocean themed art projects. Each week we dive into a new vehicle inspired by sandy days, ocean waves, sea creatures and more. On Monday June 27th at 4:30pm we will be making Ocean Animal Foil Art. The event will take place in the library car park, but will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather. (age 13 and younger)

Children’s Book Club

On June 28th at 2pm, kids can take quizzes and enjoy snacks while discussing books from two of our favorite series. Magic tree house and Geronimo Stilton. Pick up the book of the week at the children’s table while stocks last. The book club takes place in the common room. (age 6-8)

Teenage D&D

On Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., teenagers can play the greatest role-playing game ever. At this event, players will venture through campaigns that will test their ability to work together and defeat enemies in this tabletop adventure. Registration is required to play. Go to to register. (age 13-18)

Scientific Youth Club

Test your STEM skills with ocean-themed science experiments on Wednesdays in June at 2pm. We’ll test the water, see what can swim, and more. Each week’s programs include several science experiments that you can try to achieve a variety of fun outcomes, such as: B. Ocean in a bottle, soap bubbles and plastic bottle boats. Activities can be customized for participants based on age or ability. The event will take place in the library car park, but will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather. (age 13 and under)

Tom Sparough: Space Painter

As part of the Thursday FunDays performance series, the library is bringing Tom Sparough: Space Painter to the Jennie Rogers Community Center on Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 am. Tom Sparough is a juggler, storyteller, author and presenter. He is known to hundreds of thousands of people as the Space Painter, which is due to a description of juggling given to Tom by a two-year-old child. His show is filled with skillful, humorous juggling and a generous dose of audience participation. It delightfully explores the realm of the seemingly impossible, be it walking on the moon or juggling on its head. It features death-defying ball juggling, plate spinning and more.

All participants in this program are eligible to receive a Summer Prize button to add to their lanyard collection. The bookmobile will also be there for visitors to borrow library materials before and after the show. (All ages welcome)

Craftsmen who care

Join us Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm as we knit and crochet items for those in need. This knitting and crochet group welcomes current and new members to weekly craft meetings at the library. Some materials provided. Beginners are welcome. This event takes place in the reading room. (age 13+)

LibCrate launch party

On Friday, July 1st at 3pm, tweens and teens are invited to pick up their copy of the July LibCrate at this fun party. Join us for snacks and a little taste of the activities we have planned for the summer reading program! Each LibCrate comes with a free book, craft supplies, prize and snack. The Teen LibCrate pick for July is depth light by Frances Hardinge. The Tween LibCrate pick for July is Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Mystery by Thomas Lennon. This event takes place in the common room. (age 9-18)

Information about library resources and all upcoming events is available online at The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Chat with library staff using the live chat service on the library’s website or by texting (859)-545-8398.

The Boyle County Public Library serves the city of Danville and the surrounding communities and is actively committed to enriching the lives of its customers. The library is located at 307 West Broadway in Danville, KY.