The Library has several special services for teachers to support and extend classroom activities. The Library offers the following resources:
Spark! Exhibit Field Trips
Spark! Places of Innovation Field Trips • September 13 - October 12 • Wednesdays & Thursdays
Spark! Places of Innovation has come to the Library!
Join us for an exciting field trip to explore the innovations that make our community shine! This field trip includes a tour of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit Spark! Places of Innovation. This travelling exhibit will be set up in the library lobby and will include photographs, engaging interactives, objects, videos, and digital stories that bring a multilayered experience to reveal the leaders, challenges, successes, and future of innovation in each town. Visitors will be inspired to learn about innovation has shaped their own communities and how they may be innovators themselves.
Depending on class size and grade level, additional materials and activities may be offered. The content of this exhibit is best suited for 6th grade classes and above. However, classes in 5th grade and below are welcome to attend, and the content of the field trip will reflect the grade and skill level of the students attending.
Transportation grants available!
The Boyle County Public Library is able to offer reimbursement to schools for the cost of the bus ride to and from the field trip. Please save the invoice from the ride and bring it into the library either during or after your field trip.
Field trips to the library are always free. To reserve a time for your class to visit Spark! Places of Innovation, visit BCPLFieldTrips.eventbrite.com.
Librarians are available to give class tours of the library. Tours may also include storytimes, book talks, library skills, Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) instruction, computer lab usage, and other activities. To arrange a class tour, please contact the Children’s Library at least two weeks before your requested tour date.
Transportation Grant for Library Visits
Through a local grant, the Library is able to offer travel expense reimbursements to teachers who utilize school bus transportation to bring their students to the Library for tours, projects, or programs. Travel reimbursement request forms are available from the Youth Services librarians.
We Visit You
Librarians are available to visit schools and classrooms for storytimes, book discussions, and explanation of library resources, services or programs. To arrange a school visit, please contact the Children’s Library at least two weeks before your requested visit date.
The bookmobile is available to visit schools for book selection and check out. Valid library cards are required to check out materials. To arrange a bookmobile visit, please contact the Outreach Department at least one week before your requested visit date.
Book discussion kits are available for small groups. Book kits have a checkout period of 4 weeks and allow for 1 renewal. Click here for a complete listing of book kit titles.
Inspired by The Louisville Speed Museum’s Art Detectives project, the History Crates contain historic objects combined with educational materials. The crates are appropriate for Grades 3-5 and for classes lasting about an hour. One crate can serve from two to 25 students. Click here for more information.
Online Resource Training
Librarians are available to visit classrooms or teacher trainings to discuss and demonstrate any of our online resources or eMedia platforms. Click here for a complete listing of online resources.
Librarians are available to pull a selection of materials for in-class units or projects. Please contact the Children’s Library at least one week in advance of your requested pick up date. A valid library card is required to check out materials.