Job Opening at the Library

December 30, 2014
By BCPL

Adult Programming Coordinator


The Boyle County Public Library is looking for a creative and motivated person to act as Adult Programming Coordinator. This person will plan and implement programs that support existing library services, further the library’s long-range goals, respond to stated needs from library patrons, and enhance the Library’s partnership activities with other community agencies, all aimed at an adult audience.


The Adult Programming Coordinator will work collaboratively with all staff members, particularly the Education Outreach Coordinator and the PR Coordinator. This person, in consultation with other library staff, will seek to offer programs, exhibits, and events that complement the services/programs offered in other areas of the library including children and ‘Tweens, local history, local collections, current events, and scheduled classes.


A complete job description for this position can be found on the Careers section of our website.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@boylepublib.org by January 11, 2015.


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Cupcake Decorating

December 29, 2014
By Youth

Tweens can celebrate the Library's 5th anniversary since its grand-reopening by decorating (and devouring) birthday cupcakes!


 Birthday Cupcake 




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Holiday Closings

December 22, 2014
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library will be closed on the following dates this holiday season:


• Wednesday, December 24 - Friday, December 26, 2014
(Closed for the Christmas holiday.)


• Wednesday, December 31, 2014
(The Library will close early at 4:00 pm on New Year's Eve.)


• Thursday, January 1, 2015
(The Library will be closed on New Year's Day.)


We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!


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Happy Noon Year

December 20, 2014
By Youth

Ring in the coming new year a little early with activities, crafts, and snacks. Our celebration will even be complete with a countdown to a balloon drop at noon!


 Happy New Year 




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Upcoming Holiday Programs for Kids, Tweens, & Families

December 9, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will host a number of holiday programs for kids, tweens, and families in December.


"Papermaking" will be held on Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 pm in the Storytime Room at the Library. At this special event, children will discover paper's past by learning where paper comes from and exploring the history of papermaking. They'll create their own handmade paper and make a greeting card from the paper they've made.


Rainbow Puppets will re-enact the classic story of a beloved red-nosed reindeer on Wednesday, December 10th at 4:00 pm in the Community Room at the Library. This is a free, non-ticketed event for children.


Santa Claus will make a special appearance at all storytimes on December 16th & 17th. Storytimes are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 am (Toddler) & 11:30 am (Preschool) and Wednesdays at 10:30 am (Preschool) & 11:15 am (Homeschool).


Sock Snowmen will be held on Thursday, December 18th at 4:00 pm. At this fun event, tweens (ages 9-13) will make a snowman that is more cuddly than cold using socks and other craft supplies. Socks will be provided for those who have registered. Register for this event in the Children's library.


A Free Family Movie will be shown on Friday, December 19th at 4:00 pm. The whole family is invited to watch this popular 2013 Disney movie based on an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale The Snow Queen. Free popcorn will be provided.


DIY Homemade Holiday Gifts will be held on Monday, December 22nd from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. If you're looking for homemade gift ideas for family and friends, come spend some time with us. You'll learn how to make your own presents for loved ones this holiday season. All ages are invited to participate. Please register in advance.


We'll have a Happy Noon Year Party on Wednesday, December 31st starting at 11:30 am. Ring in the new year a little early with activities, crafts, and snacks. Our celebration will include a countdown to a balloon drop at noon! Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Registration not required.


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The Rain in Spain: Walking to Compostela

December 8, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library wrap up their 2014 Fall Program Series on Monday, December 8th at 7:00 pm with "The Rain in Spain: Walking to Compostela." Dr. Lee Jefferson, Assistant Professor of Religion at Centre College, will talk about visiting the holy pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He will be joined by several of the trip participants who will comment briefly on their individual experiences: Dr. William Levin, Centre College Professor Emeritus of Art History; Grazia Levin, LCSW; Katie Bright, M.D.; Daniel Moran, M.D.; David Hall, NEH Associate Professor of Religion & Philosophy at Centre College; as well as several other Danvillians who were also on the pilgrimage.


This free program is open to the public and will be held in the Community Room at the Library.



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Sock Snowmen

December 6, 2014
By Youth

Tweens can make a snowman that is more cuddly than cold this winter! These jolly snowmen can be used as a seasonal decoration or given as a thoughtful gift. Enjoy building a snowman without getting chilly! Socks will be provided to those that have registered in advance.


 Sock Snowman 




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Open House at the Library

December 4, 2014
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library invites the public to an Open House on Friday, December 5th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Library. This is an opportunity for library patrons to celebrate another great year at the Library and to honor the Friends of the Library for being awarded the 2014 Outstanding Friends of the Library Chapter. Finger food and refreshments will be served.



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End-of-Year Book Sale

December 3, 2014
By BCPL

The Friends of the Library will be holding an End-of-Year Book Sale on Thursday, December 4th through Saturday, December 6th in the Library Rotunda.


Sale hours will be as follows:


Thursday -- 1:00 - 8:00 pm


Friday -- 9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Saturday -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm



Proceeds of the sale will go toward Library programs and events funded by the Friends of the Library.


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Kentucky Holiday Hauntings

December 1, 2014
By BCPL

The Library will host "Kentucky Holiday Hauntings" on Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:30 pm in the Community Room at the Library. Roberta Simpson Brown will present this Kentucky Humanities Council program about Kentucky ghost stories related to the holidays. (If you think holidays and hauntings are an unlikely pair, you might recall that Andy Williams sang about "scary ghost stories" in the classic Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.")


Brown's talk relates stories from her books that are focused on true holiday hauntings in Kentucky. Some people do not know that Christmas, not Halloween, used to be the traditional time for ghost stories. Families and friends usually came for extended visits at holidays, and not having modern means of entertainment, they gathered around a fireplace or stove in winter or outside on the porch or under the stars in warm weather, and entertained themselves by telling ghost stories. This program reminds us of long ago Kentucky customs that are an important part of our heritage.


Those interested in attending this free program may register in-person at the Library's Circulation Desk, online at www.boylepublib.org, by calling 859.238.7323.



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