It’s that time of year again! Time for the summer reading programs at the local libraries! I remember filling out my reading log as a little girl and turning it in for cool prizes, and now my kids do the same! It’s a great activity for the summer months, to keep kids engaged in reading. We spend alot of time at the Mary Ann Mongan Library in Covington, they have a fabulous children’s room and their staff is so helpful & sweet! During the summer there will be countless storytimes for children of all ages. Be sure to check out their website for more information on this: www.kentonlibrary.org/src
Right now the Kenton County Libraries are getting ready for their BIG SUMMER READING KICKOFF! Here are the details about all of the events from their public relations coordinator:
Summer Reading Club Kickoffs at the Kenton County Public Library
Summer Reading Club begins on June 1 but adults, teens and children are invited to celebrate at all three locations on Saturday, June 5. Each location will offer FREE Snappy Tomato Pizza, live entertainment, an appearance by the Booker, the Library mascot and fun. The winning Create Your Own Snappy Pizza will be served at the kickoffs. And the winner will have a reserved table for them and their guests. Cheese and pepperoni pizzas will also be served at the kickoffs.Who: Everyone What: Summer Reading Club Kickoff, sponsored by Snappy Tomato Pizza When: Saturday, June 5 from 2-5 p.m. Where: Erlanger Branch Library – 401 Kenton Lands Road Kick off Summer Reading Club with pizza provided by Snappy Tomato Pizza. Enjoy a great family show with entertainer Zak Morgan at 3:00. Who: Everyone What: Summer Reading Club Kickoff, sponsored by Snappy Tomato Pizza When: Saturday, June 5 from 1-3 p.m. Where: Mary Ann Mongan Library – 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington Kickoff Summer Reading Club for children, teens and adults with pizza and The Space Painter. Everyone will enjoy the Space Painter’s juggling, storytelling and comedy at 2 p.m. Who: Everyone What: Summer Reading Club Kickoff, sponsored by Snappy Tomato Pizza When: Saturday, June 5 from 2-4 p.m. Where: Durr Branch Library – 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence Kickoff Summer Reading Club with pizza provided by Snappy Tomato and a few tunes courtesy of Joel the Singing Librarian and his Library band.
Children ages 2-12 can pick up a book log at the kickoff or the children’s desk. Read or listen to five books, return the log and receive a book prize. After logging 10 books, return the log to receive a T-shirt or backpack, plus a raffle ticket to win a bike. Children can continue reading for additional raffle tickets. Babies can also win prizes by attending baby storytimes and completing special logs.
Adults can earn a raffle ticket for gift cards to local restaurants and entertainment for every book or program they attend. Teens in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for gift cards, a Nano, a flip camera and more by reading books. The teen grand prize is a laptop!
The clubs run June 1-August 31. Free programs including concerts, magic shows, family movie and game nights, fireworks, ice cream parties, book clubs and more will be offered all summer long. Visit www.kentonlibrary.org/src for a listing of programs and details.
The Kenton County Public Library has three locations – Covington, Erlanger and Durr in Independence. The library is consistently one of the top ranked public libraries in the state of Kentucky and served more than 1.1 million visitors last year. The library also provides more than 4,000 free educational, informational and recreational programs and training classes annually. The Library was recently ranked the number one library in the state of Kentucky according to the HALPR Index. Learn more at www.kentonlibrary.org.