Library Holiday Hours

December 21, 2016
By BCPL

The Library will be closed on the following days for the Christmas holiday:


Saturday, December 24th

 

Sunday, December 25th

 

Monday, December 26th


We will be open during our regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, December 27th. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!



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Holiday Events at the Library

December 16, 2016
By BCPL

DIY Holiday Gifts for Teens

The Library will host a gift making working for teens (ages 13-18) on Monday, December 19th from 2:00-4:00 pm. Teens will be able to make a variety of ornaments and crafts to give as gifts to friends and family. There will be a gift-wrapping station as well. Contact Julia for more information. Registration is required. This event will be held in the Community Room.


Tween Advisory Group (TAG)

Tween Advisory Group will meet on Monday, December 19th at 4:00 pm. TAG provides a way for tweens (ages 9-13) to have fun while volunteering their time at the Library. This month TAG will be watching a popular holiday movie while making Christmas cards for senior citizens. Call the Library to register for this event.


Santa Claus to Visit the Library

Santa Claus will be visiting the Boyle County Public Library during regularly scheduled Toddler, Preschool, and Homeschool Storytimes on Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21.

Toddler Storytime: 
Tuesdays at 10:30 am

 

Preschool Storytime:
Tuesdays at 11:30 am & Wednesdays at 10:30 am

 

Homeschool Storytime:
Wednesdays at 11:15 am


For more information about this special event please see Ms. Libby or Ms. Kate in the Children’s Library.


Holiday Closure at the Library

The Library will be closed December 24th-26th for the Christmas holiday. The Library will also be closing early at 4:00 pm on New Year’s Eve and will be closed on New Year’s Day.


We wish all of our patrons a safe and happy holiday season!

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"Drop Your Drawers" Challenge

December 8, 2016
By BCPL

The Boyle County Public Library has partnered with the Family Resource Centers in Danville and Boyle County to collect new underwear for elementary school students. The Library has set a goal to collect at least 1,000 pairs by December 31st. The donated items will be distributed to the six elementary schools to help replenish the schools’ supplies of emergency underwear.

 

The donations for "Drop Your Drawers" have been coming in steadily since the campaign began in early November, but 800 pairs of underwear are still needed to reach the goal. In an effort to increase community involvement, the Library is challenging local businesses, civic organizations, and community groups to participate in the "Drop Your Drawers" Challenge. The DYD Challenge will run from December 5-16. The team who donates the most underwear will win the DYD Challenge. The winning team will earn bragging rights and a selection of homemade desserts prepared and delivered by Library staff.



 

Teams interested in taking part in the DYD Challenge should bring their donations of new underwear (boys and girls sizes 4-16) to the Library on or before December 16. DYD Challenge donations should include the name of the business or organization to ensure proper credit. Photos of donations are encouraged and will be posted on the Library’s Facebook page. The winning team will be announced on Monday, December 19th. For additional information about the DYD Challenge, email Jen Boutin at jboutin@boylepublib.org.


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Mahan Gallery December Exhibit to Feature Student Artwork

December 5, 2016
By BCPL

The December Mahan Gallery exhibit will feature artwork by Boyle County High School art students of Carrie Snow, an art teacher at BCHS. The Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County will host an Opening Reception for the show on Thursday, December 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm. The exhibit will be on display through December 31st. 


The gallery is located just off the main floor of the Library in the Mahan House and is open to the public during regular Library hours. 



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"Drop Your Drawers" at the Library

November 21, 2016
By BCPL

Make your next visit to the Library a brief one (for a good cause) as part of Boyle County Public Library's "Drop Your Drawers" campaign. We're partnering with local elementary schools in Danville-Boyle County to collect new underwear for school-age kids.


Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, now through December 31, 2016, at the Library or at any of the drop boxes at local elementary schools. Donations will help replenish Danville and Boyle County elementary schools' supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school's Family Resource Centers.


The need is great. The local schools combined are handing out approximately 190 pairs a month to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.


The Library’s goal is to receive 1,000 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to six elementary schools in Boyle County. The schools are: Jennie Rogers Elementary School, Junction City Elementary School, Hogsett Elementary School, Perryville Elementary School, Toliver Elementary School, and Woodlawn Elementary School. 


The "Drop Your Drawers!" campaign is easily recognizable by the popular character of Captain Underpants by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The library's collection of Captain Underpants' children's books will be on display (and available to check out) during the Drop Your Drawers campaign. 



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