Adults to discuss teen books
ASHLAND - A book discussion program for adults who like to read young adult literature will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library.
Information specialist Amy Colegrove, an avid reader of the young adult genre, will lead the group called “You’re Never Too Old to Read Young,” which will include titles such as “The Morganville Vampires,” “Divergent,” “Beautiful Creatures” and “City of Bones.”
Those who attend are encouraged to bring their own discussion ideas. If there is a positive response, it may become a regular BCPL program.
To find out more, call Colegrove at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1410. For more information about library programs and services, visit thebookplace.org.
Yard sale to benefit youth
WESTWOOD - Westwood Wesleyan Church will have a yard sale, hot dog and bake sale at 7 a.m. Saturday at 2314 Main St.
There also will be a silent auction for a homemade quilt. For more information, call (606) 324-9670.
Proceeds will go toward summer camp for youth.
Quilt show will be June 8
GRAYSON - The annual Grayson RECC Quilt Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 at the Carter Caves State Resort Park lodge.
Those showing quilts are asked to bring them to the lodge from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday; quilts may be picked up after 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call (606) 474-6686.
Video players to be available
ASHLAND - Playaway Views for children are available for checkout at Boyd County Public Library.
Playaway Views are self-contained, durable video players that come preloaded with content and are easy to operate. Titles include “Sesame Street,” “PBS’ Super Why!,” “Arthur” and “Caillou.”
Devices will be available at all three BCPL branches beginning Wednesday. They may be checked out for seven days with no renewal. The fine for a late return is $1 per day.
BCPL is adding 100 of these devices to the collection. Patrons can place a hold using the catalog at thebookplace.org. Search using “Playaway View” as the key word.
For more information, call (606) 329-0090.
Adult reading program to begin
ASHLAND - The adult summer reading program at the Boyd County Public Library kicks off Memorial Day, when adults can start earning rewards for the books they read this summer.
This is the fifth year for the adult program at BCPL, which lasts until Labor Day. The theme is “Groundbreaking Reads,” which ties in with the earthly themes for the youth program (“Dig Into Reading”) and the teen program (“Beneath the Surface”). Both of those programs start the week of June 4 and run through the end of July.
The library will sponsor a photography exhibit at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center as part of the adult summer reading program. “Groundbreaking Images” will run from Aug. 2 through Sept. 3.
The program will conclude with a Groundbreaking Finale Party on Sept. 6 at the main franch. That is when program participants will receive their rewards, and one reader will win the grand prize of a tablet computer.
To earn rewards and be entered in the grand prize drawing, adults must write a brief review of each book they read. Forms will be available beginning Memorial Day at every branch, or by going to thebookplace.org. For each review, adults will be entered into the grand prize drawing.
Reading rewards for adults this year are: give books: plantable mint seed packet; 10 books: “Groundbreaking Reads” foldaway bag; 20 books: headphones; 25 books: a book or audio book of choice (up to $25 value); and 30 books: a family membership to the museum.
For more information, call Amanda Gilmore at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1130.