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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Summer Internships at the Library

March 26, 2019

The Library is hiring two full-time Summer Youth Services Interns.**

Summer Youth Services Interns will assist the Children’s, Youth, Young Adult, and Outreach Librarians in providing exemplary customer service to youth (ages 0-18) and their families both in the library and at remote locations where summer library programming is offered.

This is a 10-week paid internship with a preferred start date of May 28, 2019.

**Enrollment in or completion of undergraduate degree is required.

More information about this position, including qualifications and how to apply, can be found on the Careers page of our website.

The application deadline is April 5, 2019.

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Adult How-To: Prepare for Natural Disasters

March 25, 2019

As winter releases its hold on the Kentucky, wild weather will undoubtedly reappear. While many have grown accustomed to the sound of sirens accompanying strong storms, it is important to be diligent when it comes to disaster preparedness.

On Monday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m., Aletha Price will discuss how to prepare for natural disasters. At this free workshop, you'll learn how to make a family disaster kit and develop a disaster plan. You'll also learn about the typical disasters common to our area and how to understand the warnings that are issued as dangerous weather approaches. Information about getting involved in local disaster preparedness will also be offered. A drawing for a small starter disaster kit will be held for those in attendance.

Sponsored by the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office.

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