Summer is upon us…and you know what that means, it’s time for the summer reading programs at your local libraries!
My kids participate in the reading program at the Kenton County Public Library. There are always fabulous prizes, and it really encourages them to do more of something they already love…read! I want my kids to have a fun summer, but I also want them to stay fresh for the following school year, so I try to sneak in meaningful learning experiences over the summer…it’s my goal to make learning fun & enjoyable so that it’s not a chore to do things like read, explore & experiment.
The Summer Reading Program at the Kenton County Libraries is the perfect way to encourage learning all summer long…with fabulous incentives! And it’s not just for kids, the library also has programs for teens & adults, so let’s all get reading! Visit the Kenton County Library after June 1st to get your reading logs, and to pick up some books for summer reading. Make reading a rewarding experience in your home! Our favorite branch of the KCPL is the Covington branch, and just a word of advice to anyone visiting that branch this summer – their parking lot is closed for construction, but the library is OPEN! Just park across Scott Street in the parking garage and the library will validate your parking for you.
Here are all the details of the Kenton County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program from their flyer:
READ books…WIN prizes…DO cool things…
KENTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
June -August, 2011
Erlanger Branch Library
Summer Reading Club Kickoff — Go Reading! Around the World with Snappy Tomato Pizza and Mike Hemmelgarn
Friday, June 3 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Covington Branch Library
Summer Reading Club Kickoff with Rainbow Entertainment Clowning Around
Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m.- noon
Durr Branch Library – Independence
Summer Reading Club Kickoff — Go Reading! Around the World with Snappy Tomato Pizza and the Frisch Marionettes
Sunday, June 5 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
2011 Summer Reading Club FACTS
WHAT Summer Reading is a two-month program that encourages reading during the summer months and rewards participants with chances to win valuable prizes.
WHY Studies repeatedly prove that children who read over the summer are better prepared for school in the fall. Prizes help inspire children, teens and adults to want to read, and rewards their efforts. Plus, Summer Reading offers fun things to do every week, for free!
~ Adults: Weekly $25 gift cards
~ Teens: Prize drawing every two weeks including an iPod Nano, digital camera, Flip camera and more
~ Children: T-shirt, plus a bike for the grand prize winner
Adults ~ Earn one raffle ticket for every book read or program attended (Raffle tickets available at all reference desks and programs) One winner will be drawn every week for a $25 gift card prize
Teens ~Read or listen to any book or magazine. Record the number of items read online at www.kentonlibrary.org/src or fill out a form at your library’s reference desk. One winner per branch will be drawn every two weeks for prizes. Each branch will draw for a grand prize at the end of summer.
Children ~ Children ages 2 to 12 can pick up a book log and incentive prize to begin reading or listening to books. After reading or listening to five books, return the book log to the Library for a book prize. After reading or listening to 10 books, return the completed log to the Library to receive a T-shirt, plus a raffle ticket to win a bike. Children can pick up a challenge log to continue reading or listening to books. Each completed challenge log of 10 books earns an additional raffle ticket to win a bike. Each Library location will hold a bike raffle drawing the first week of September.
Children 24 months and younger can also win prizes by attending baby storytimes and completing a special book log
Covington Branch Library – 502 Scott Blvd., Covington
Durr Branch Library – 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence
Erlanger Branch Library – 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger
To get a free Library Card, just bring in a photo ID and show proof of current residence.