PRESTONSBURG – The Floyd County Library continues to provide various events that are free for the public. On Monday, Sept. 19, visitors young and old were in attendance as the library hosted its Pirate Scavenger Hunt. Participants decorated their own pirate hat, played pirate games and completed a scavenger hunt around the library to earn treasure.
Those who participated were able to choose between a “Big Kid” and “Little Kid” scavenger hunt.
“We enjoy coming to the library and taking advantage of all the fun and free activities it has to offer,” said Jennifer Clark, of Little Mud. “We are looking forward to October and all of the spooky, zombie and haunted fun the library has planned.”
Participants in the Pirate Scavenger Hunt made balloon swords, eye patches and played ring toss on a pirate hook.
Floyd County Library’s popular movie nights are set to return.
The Floyd County Library will host the following free movie nights: Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. – Warcraft; Friday, Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m. – Teen Time.
On Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m., the Floyd County Library and the Kentucky Humanities Council will present Kevin Hardesty as Jefferson Davis. Davis is best remembered for his role in the creation of the Confederacy. Following the performance, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the controversial, emotional and political issues raised and their relevance to today.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Kentucky Historical Society will visit the Floyd County Library for a hands-on history lesson on pioneers in Kentucky. Participants will learn how to make old fashioned marbles. The lesson will last approximately 60 minutes: 15 minutes learning about pioneers in Kentucky and marble heritage, 15 minutes designing a marble game with paper and markers, 15 minutes rolling clay marbles and 15 minutes playing the game participants design themselves with glass marbles.
The Zombie Invasion is scheduled for October 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Floyd County Library but it is danger of being cancelled due to a lack of participation.
For more information about future events at the Floyd County Library, visit the library’s Facebook page.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.