Library Partners with St. Asaph DAR to benefit Local Schools

September 24, 2018

Briefly speaking, St. Asaph DAR and the Boyle County Public Library need your help for a good cause. Drop Your Drawers @ the Library, a cooperative effort with libraries all across the state, seeks to make sure that every child shows up to school and stays in school for the whole school day in clean underwear that fits.

Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, from September 15 to November 30, at the Library and at various locations throughout the community. Donations will help replenish Danville Independent and Boyle County elementary and intermediate schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school's Family Resource Centers.

Underwear is a basic need and one that is easily forgotten. Schools are handing out more than 180 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 goal of this local drive is to receive 500 pairs. Underwear will be distributed evenly to five elementary and intermediate schools in Boyle County. The schools are: Hogsett Primary School, Junction City Elementary School, Perryville Elementary School, Toliver Intermediate 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. 

Underwear may be dropped off at the Boyle County Public Library at 307 West Broadway in Danville, KY, at each of the participating schools, and at various drop locations throughout the community.

Captain Underpants sticker

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This Week at Library: September 17-22, 2018

September 17, 2018

Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

The Boyle County Public Library will offer a Baby Lapsit program starting on Monday, September 17 at 10:30 am. The program focuses on early literacy skills and is designed for infants up to 12 months and their caregivers. During the program, babies sit on their caregiver’s lap and interact with them while enjoying rhyming songs, finger plays, and short stories designed with babies in mind. The Baby Lapsit program will meet on Mondays at 10:30 am in the Children’s Storytime Room at the Library and run through mid-October Registration is required.


Tuesday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host Teen Gaming on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., featuring video and board games, movies, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room. For ages 13-18.


Tuesday, September 18th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host KidStir, a cooking class for kids. This month participants will be making zoodles and fruit kebobs, and eating pumpkin waffles. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 15. For ages 5-8.


Thursday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

The Third Thursday Morning and Afternoon Book Discussion Groups will meet on Thursday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., respectively. These groups are designed for anyone interested in discussing a wide variety of books in a group setting.

This month the Morning Discussion group will discuss All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. The Afternoon Discussion group will discuss Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson. Those interested in participating in either group may pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Thursday, September 20th at 4:00 p.m.

We'll be experimenting on apples this month with a variety of tests and an apple volcano! For ages 9-13.


Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Library begin their 2018 Fall Program Series at the Library on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with "Danville's Tree Planting Initiative." Dr. Beau Weston, Professor of Sociology at Centre College, will talk about the ongoing project he started to replant hundreds of trees in downtown Danville. Currently in Year Five of a ten-year community project, the goal is to plant 500 trees in Danville. Since the start of the initiative, about 50 trees have been planted along the main streets of Danville each year. This year, to honor the 225th anniversary of Kentucky statehood, 25 tulip poplars – the state tree – were planted, in addition to other trees.

This is a wonderful joint effort of many individuals and organizations. The City of Danville plants the trees; the County Extension Agent chooses the species; the town Beautification Committee picks the specific spots to plant; the Wilderness Trace Community Foundation holds the money; and, if all goes well, Kentucky Utilities gives us a grant to match what we raise locally of up to $5000 each year.” 

This program will be held in the Community Room at the Library. All are welcome to attend. Friends of the Library events are free and open to the public. An interpreter for the deaf is available upon request by contacting the Library 48-hours in advance.

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This Week at the Library: September 2-8, 2018

September 3, 2018

Tuesday, September 4th 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. the Library will host an Oreo Tasting Challenge for teens (ages 13-18). Participants will try to guess each flavor Oreo. The one with the most correct guesses will win a prize.


Thursday, September 6th at 4:00 p.m.

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Library on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the Grand Opening of Science in Play 2 Go (SIP2GO), the Kentucky Science Center's interactive traveling exhibit. This hands-on science exhibit is free and open to all. The ribbon cutting ceremony and launch party are co-sponsored with the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. SIP2GO will be on display at the Library until December 2. 

Friday, September 7th at 4:00 p.m.

The Library will host LEGO Club on Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. The finished LEGO creations will be placed on display in the Library.

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This Week at the Library: August 27-31, 2018

August 27, 2018

Monday, August 27th at 4:00 p.m. (TWEENS)
Tuesday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m. (TEENS)

The Library will host two book clubs for the Great American Read, which features a list of America's 100 best-loved novels. Both book clubs will include trivia themed games and snacks. On Monday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) will discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry. On Tuesday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m., teens (ages 13-18) will discuss The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Tweens and teens interested in participating in either book club can register and pick up a free book at the Library.


Monday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m.

On Monday evening at 6:00 p.m., learn tips and tricks on how to save time and money by prepping your meals in advance. Alethea Price with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office will discuss how to prepare cost effective healthy meals that fit a busy lifestyle.

Tuesday, August 28th at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., children can create their own stuffed animal to take home. Participants will stuff and tie dye a mouse using special bottle paint to make a colorful creation. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Library to register. (Ages 5-8)


Thursday, August 30th at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, August 30 beginning at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host multiple Breakout events for ages seven and up. Participants will have to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and discover the lock combinations to open the mystery box before time runs out.

  • Breakout Room will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room. (Ages 7-13)

  • TEEN Breakout will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Mahan Meeting Room. (Ages 13-18)

  • ADULT Breakout will be held at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Note: The later session is a repeat of the first session. (Ages 18+)
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This Week at the Library: August 19-25, 2018

August 19, 2018

Monday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m.

Led by Dr. Christine Shannon and Lucy Minichillo, this coding class is designed for students in grades 6-12 and will introduce coding and computer programming to students interested in learning about computer science. The first class session of the school year will be held on Monday, August 20 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Library. Subsequent meetings will be held at the Library on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Classes are open enrollment and will run through the end of the 2018-19 school year. No experience is necessary. For more information or to register, email


Monday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens (ages 9-13) are invited to create vibrant tie-dye drawstring backpacks using Sharpie markers. This event will be held in the Storytime Room.


Tuesday, August 21st at 4:00 p.m.

On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the Library will host Teen Gaming, featuring board games, moviees, and snacks. This program will be held in the Community Room. For ages 13-18.


Thursday, August 23rd at 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., tweens can stop by the Library to build or create anything imaginable using a wide variety of building supplies, including LEGOs, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, and marble run tracks. Snacks will be provided. For ages 9-13.


with the Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild
Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host a Civil War bed turning, featuring Civil War replica quilts. A "bed turning" is when quilts are displayed on a bed and are turned as the speaker discusses the historical and technical aspects of the quilt. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild, The Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County, and the Boyle County Public Library. Registration is required. To register to attend this event, email


HISTORY CAFÉ: "Trash, Treasures, and the Passing of Time"
with Jerry Sampson
Thursday, August 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m., the Library will host the History Café. This monthly event provides a place where people can gather and chat about local history. This month Jerry Sampson, owner of Sampson Antiques, Books & Appraisals in Harrodsburg, will be on hand to answer questions about what to do with personal archives, (aka all of our stuff).

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