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2014 Foundation Calendar Winners

Jan. 1: $25  Lana Rutterer

Jan. 2: gift basket Carol Zanin

Jan. 3: $20 Sue Puffenberger

Jan. 10: $20  Maria Schaefer

Jan. 15:  Jerry Sturdivant – Fine Free winner

Jan. 17: $20 Julie Belton

Jan. 24: $20 Tracy Stammer

January 31: $20 Carol Fausz

February 7: $20 Jay Fossett

February 14: $25 Karen Adamczak

February 15: Jay Wuest – Free Fine winner

February 21: $20 Gerald Schultz

February 28: $20 Sara Sexton

March 1: gift basket T Wigger

March 7: $20 Barb Stephens

Friday, March 14: $20  John O’Gorman

Saturday, March 15: Nicole Montello – Fine Free winner

Monday, March 17: $25 Jill Owens

Friday, March 21: $20 Carol Wuest

Friday, March 28: $20 Stephanie Shmitter

April 1: gift basket Sara Sexton

Friday, April 4: $20 Sam Schroeder

Friday, April 11: $20 Gerald Schultz

Tuesday, April 15: Lori Boerger – Fine Free winner

Friday, April 18: $20 Lynn Humpert

Sunday, April 20: $25 holiday winner – Jack Schroeder

Friday, April 25: $20 Linda Sturdivant

Thursday, May 1: gift basket Emily Hanna

Friday, May 2: $20 Jill Owens

Friday, May 9: $20 Linda Sturdivant

Sunday, May 11: $25 holiday winner- Bob Von Handorf

Thursday, May 15: Katt Lewis – Fine Free winner

Friday, May 16: $20 Julie Bricking

Friday, May 23: $20 Mary Lou Lewis

Monday, May 26: $25 holiday winner Kim Freer

Friday, May 30: $20 Julie Bricking

Friday, June 6: $20 Angela Boles

Friday, June 13: $20 Clyde Middleton

Sunday, June 15: $25 holiday winner Lawrence Wright

Monday, June 16: Stacy Shumate – Free Fine Winner

Friday, June 20: $20 Kate Hoffman

Friday, June 27:  $20.00 Carol Noll

 Friday, July 1:  Basket Pamela Matthews

Friday, July 4: $25.00 Katie Shumate

Friday, July 11: $20.00 Matthew Schultz

Tuesday, July 15: Carol Wuest – Free Fine Winner

Friday, July 18:  $20  Lawrence Wright

Friday, July 25:  $20  Carol Noll

Friday, Aug. 1: $20 Luke Rutterer

Friday, Aug. 1: Laura EIMcLean – basket winner

Friday, Aug. 8: $20 Carol Wuest

Friday, Aug. 15: $20 Jenn Lawrence Lewis

Saturday, Aug. […]

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2015 Foundation Calendar Winners

January 1: basket winner Carol Fausz

January 2:  $20  Stephanie Schmitter

January 9: $20 Stephanie Schmitter

January 15: free fine certificate -Erica Bunner

January 16: $20 Brad Sieve

January 23: $20 Deborah Harmeling

January 30: $20 donated to the Library Foundation by Richard Tapke

Feb. 1: basket winner Alex Schroeder

Feb. 6: $20 Karen Ginn

Feb. 13: $20 Debbie Stonehouse

Feb. 15: free fine certificate -Becky Schultz

Feb. 20: $20 Trey Tapke

Feb. 27: $20 Ken Ruppert

March 1: basket winner Connie Douglas

March 6: $20 Julie Bricking

March 13: $20 Brad Sieve

March 15: free fine certificate – Mary Ann Behrle

March 20: $20 Rutterer

March 27: $20 Maria Schaefer

April 1:  basket winner Becky Schultz

April 3: $20 Adam Shumate

April 10:  $20 Deborah Harmeling

April 17: $20  Rutterer

April 24: $20 Brad Sieve

May 1: $20 Deborah Harmeling

May 1: basket winner Debbie Gullett

May 8: $20 Brad Sieve

May 15: $20 Joe Webb

May 15: free fine certificate Sam Webb

May 22: $20 Cheryl Johnson

May 29: Becky Bowen

June 1: basket winner Tracy Inman

June 5: $20 Christy Grober

June 12: $20 Andrea McMillen

June 15: free fine certificate June Hurley

June 19: $20 Sheree Rodgers

June 26: $20 Lisa Nowland

July 1: basket winner Nancy Gaddie

July 3: $20 Sam Webb

July 10: $20 Kim McAdams

July 15: free fine certificate Stephanie Schmitter

July 17: $20 Jennifer Gullett

July 24: $20 Kelsey Gross

July 31: $20 Michael Patti

Aug. 1: basket winner Connie Douglas

Aug. 7: $20 Kathleen Plake

Aug. 14: $20 Kathy Kendall

Aug. 15: free fine certificate Cami Phillips

August 21: winner notified

August 28: $20 Leslie Browning

September 1: Rutterer – basket winner

September 4: $20 Ken Ruppert

September 11: $20 Elizabeth Vandyke

September 15: free fine certificate Amanda Elam

September 18: $20 Leslie Browning

September 25: $20 Robin Gilbert

October 1: Brad Sieve – basket winner

October 2: $20 Cheryl Buschle

October 9: $20 Justine Burchnell

October 15: free fine certificate Debbie Stonehouse

October 16: $20 Mary Hudson

October 30: $20 donated to the Library Foundation by Richard […]

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6 technology personality types: which class sounds like you?

The Apprentice
Not all of us have used a computer, created a free email account or mastered how to use a scanner.   Are you new to computers? Maybe you have a friend or grandparent who is ready to try?  All three branches offer classes for new or inexperienced computer users. Our teachers are skilled at helping people who are just starting out. Durr even has open labs for one-to-one help.

Upcoming classes:
First Time Computer Users
Internet for Beginners
Create an Email
Exploring the Internet
Saving your files, and organizing your PC
One on One Digital Services Assistance
One on One Photo Scanning and Editing

The Professional
Who doesn’t need to update their Microsoft Office skills with new versions coming out all the time? Learn how to make logical spreadsheets, impressive presentations or flyers with impact. When you finish the complete series (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), add your new skills to your resume and start looking to apply them in our job searching on the Internet and resume classes.

Upcoming classes:
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Publisher
Job Searching and the Internet
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

The Gadget Whiz
You love your devices but want to know more about how to use them.  Yes, your phone and your tablet are fun and useful tools.  But what are some great apps? What can you iPad really do? How can I access use the library with apps? Maybe your curious about purchasing an e-Reader like a Nook or Kindle instead.  Our app, iPad, and e-Reader classes will have you reading and searching on the go in new and interesting ways.

Upcoming classes:
Top iOs and Android Apps
iPad Tips & Tricks
Library Apps for Your iPad or Android
Introduction to e-Readers

Connected Lunchtime Learner
Grab your lunch and put on your headset, it’s time to multitask. Want to get the basics of how to […]

Ada Lovelace: Celebrating Women in Technology, Math and Science

Image source: Kate Beaton
Image board
Walter Isaacson on Ada Lovelace

Talks from Ada Lovelace Day 2014 – Royal Institute
Studying the Mundane Step Troeth
Toying with Physics: Space, Scorpions and Software Engineering Helen Czerski
A rap about technology Konnie Huq
Gramaphonica  Naomi Kashiwagi
Can Maths Predict the Future? Hannah Fry
Audient, My Dear Caro C
Three Bridges Roma Agrawal
Richard III and the Greyfriars Project Turi King   

More Videos from Ada Lovelace Day 2013

Women and Technology TED Talks
Why good hackers make good citizens Catherine Bracy
Why do ambitious women have flat heads? Dame Stephanie Shirley [article]
How we’re teaching computers to understand pictures Fei-Fei Li
The rise of personal robots Cynthia Breazeal
Hackers: the Internet’s immune system Keren Elazari
The curly fries conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think Jennifer Golbeck
How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too) Margaret Gould Stewart
Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist… Maya Penn
Building blocks that blink, beep and teach Ayah Bdeir

Computing Heritage shorts
Mary Coombs shares her story
Operating the Bombe: Jean Valentine’s story
Joyce Wheeler shares her story
Margaret Marrs shares her story
Freelance Programmer: the story of Dame Stephanie Shirley
Megan Smith on the lost history of technical women, including Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley
Women Techmakers and CS on Air [Google]

Articles and Stories
The New Yorker “Ada Lovelace, the First Tech Visionary”
Brain Pickings “How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Became the World’s First Computer Programmer”
Mashable “Ada Lovelace, a Computer Programmer Ahead of Her Time”
Wikipedia “Ada Lovelace”
Communications of the ACM “Innovators Assemble: Ada Lovelace, Walter Isaacson, and the Superheroines of Computing”
The Atlantic Happy Ada Lovelace Day! A Collection of Essays on Gender and Tech [2012]
NPR The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech
Events and Websites
Celebrating 200 years of a computer visionary
Ada Lovelace Day
Resources for women in tech {she’s}coding
Books, Podcasts and Videos
Ada’s algorithm : how Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Lovelace launched […]

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Awesome Young Adult Reads for Covington Latin School

Looking for good books to read but stuck in a reading rut?  Find out how to get great recommendations here!




Catalog Searching

Go to the Kenton County Public Library website. Click on Catalog Search.  Type in your search term by title of book, subject, keyword or author and limit your search.  Look through your search results and select one.  If the material fits your research needs then you can place a hold on the item, click place hold and enter your library card number and your PIN (usually the last four numbers of your phone number or your birth year).  Select at which Library you want to pick up your item (Covington, Durr or Erlanger) and click Submit. You can also access our e-book collection through our catalog, just look for (electronic resource) after the title of the item. To find other titles that are similar to a book, scroll down the page under the copy holdings and click on the Awards, Reviews, & Suggested Reads.


Click on E-Media. Click on Overdrive eBooks to check-out e-books or Reference & Research eBooks to search for articles in reference books. Both cover a wide range of topics. If you don’t find a book on your topic, ask us how to recommend e-books on Overdrive!


Click on Research & Learning.  These are the databases that the library subscribes to for library patrons’ research needs.  You can click on alphabetical listing of resources if you would like.

Novelist-Get the best help for finding just the right books, reading recommendations



Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Books for Starting Preschool




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Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day!

Join the party!  On Sunday, April 27, the Erlanger Branch Library will host our annual celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros – Children’s Day/Book Day.  This event is a celebration of children and literacy, with an emphasis on the diversity of families and languages in our community. Día is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures.  This daily commitment culminates each year in a community wide celebration on or near April 30th .

El día de los niños/El día de los libros has its roots in the observance of Children’s Day, which began in 1925 as a result of the first “World Conference for the Well Being of Children” in Geneva, Switzerland.  All over the world, countries adopted official dates to celebrate Children’s Day.  The United States is one of the few developed countries that did not designate an official Children’s Day observance!  Our neighbor Mexico selected April 30 as their day to celebrate children, and they named it El día de los niños – Children’s Day.  This day is quite a huge celebration across Mexico!  Schools have carnivals, towns have parades, and children receive special treats.  Mexican immigrants in the American southwest brought their observance of Children’s Day into their communities in this country, and in 1996, a children’s author named Pat Mora noticed ( ).  She thought it was a wonderful idea to celebrate children, but her background as an educator and author led her to think that it would be even better to celebrate children’s books!  That was the beginning of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Over the years, with the support […]

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with us!

       Ever wanted to experience what it would be like to live in another country? Think it would be fun to try new foods, meet new people, and experience a different culture? Look no further! We are your one-stop-shop to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with your whole family.Miss Arlene and a few performers from last year’s celebration.       National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the independence days of several Latin American countries. For more info, click here. For a third year, the Erlanger branch will be hosting a celebratory program for National Hispanic Heritage Month. Miss Arlene, with the help of Adrianna Torres, will be hosting a fun-filled program for all ages with enough activities to keep everyone interested.Children enjoyed playing piñata at last year’s celebration!       We’re offering many activities, but here’s just a sampling of what you can participate in:*A bilingual storytime so that you can hear the same story in both English and Spanish* Sample of delicious Hispanic dishes*Play bilingual lotería, a game similar to bingo that uses images instead of numbers*Learn and perform a song in Spanish*Meet people from different Latin American countries*And so much more!Performers at the celebration last year.       Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14, 2013; we’ll be celebrating at the Erlanger branch from 2:00-4:00PM. No registration is required. We’d love to see you there and celebrate with you!       We strive for diversity at the library; we love offering unique and different experiences for our patrons and reaching out to our bilingual and multicultural community. Do you have a suggestion for a cultural program you’d like us to offer? Comment below […]

Celebrate National Poetry Month – Poetry Workshop & Contest

April is National Poetry Month, and you can celebrate your creativity at the Erlanger branch all through the month of April. We’re having a poetry contest and a poetry workshops for teens grades 6-12.

KCPL’s first ever Teen Poetry Contest will be held in April! The entry period has been extended, and entries are now accepted through Sunday, April 19th!

Submit entries online April 1-19, then visit the branch to vote for your favorites April 20-27. Winners will be chosen by popular vote and staff judges. Prizes include signed YA books and bookstore gift cards.
Teens are also invited to attend a Poetry Workshop on Monday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Click here to register for the Workshop. The poetry you write at the workshop can be entered into the contest!

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Countdown to Cincinnati Reds’ Opening Day 2016

With the 2016 Opening Day rapidly approaching for the Cincinnati Reds, below are some fun facts and interesting stats about the professional baseball team just north of the Ohio River. Cincinnati boasts the first professional baseball team and for decades hosted the initial game of the Major League Baseball season. The Reds’ first of 162 regular season games is on April 4th.

Getting excited for the first day of the new baseball season is a long-standing tradition for people in the greater-Cincinnati area. Former Reds’ catcher Joe Oliver said, “A lot of clubs have great openers…but I never saw an Opening Day that got the attention of an entire city the way the Reds opener does.” The legendary Sparky Anderson, the winningest manager in Reds’ history, explained, “It’s a holiday—a baseball holiday! Ain’t no other place in America got that!”

The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade has been going strong since 1920 and is an excuse for many locals to suddenly feel too sick to go to work or school, but somehow well enough to attend the parade and baseball game. Cincinnati native and former Red Buddy Bell stated: “If you don’t try to get out of school on Opening Day, there’s something wrong with you! It’s right up there with Christmas.” [Not that I’m advocating truancy!]

Though many baseball experts predict Cincinnati will finish dead last in their division this year–let’s hope they are terribly mistaken–fans never know what will happen. That is why they play the games; each season is a fresh, exciting beginning. Said Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton: “I loved opening the baseball season in Cincinnati. It is a sea of red…I remember thinking, ‘Yeah, this is the way America is supposed […]

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Fourth Week of Giveaways; Your Holiday Entertainment

What will you be doing over your holiday break?  If you plan on spending the entire break checking your Facebook, watching TV, or playing Farmville you should probably check out some entertainment alternatives. Your local friendly Teen Librarians have compiled some resources to help you out!

Okay, first of all: I have to promote the library for your entertainment needs. You can download 3 free mp3s a week with Freegal and look at a ton of different magazines for free online with Zinio. Just go to this link! You can sign up for Zinio and Freegal accounts with your library card number If you don’t have your card or don’t know your number just give us a call and we can look it up for you!
Okay, now let’s get to the real fun. Hopefully you’ll be getting some video games for Christmas. Don’t worry, if you don’t get them you can just check them out from the library!

Borderlands 2 just came out. We will have it. Go here to reserve your copy from the library!

Avengers: Battle for Earth was released in December. You can also get it from the library here!

Did you get or give an iPad, iPod, or iPhone today?

If you did, welcome to your new favorite game! It’s free, it’s social, and it’s   more fun than endlessly hitting refresh on your favorite webpage until school starts up again.

This is a game called “SpaceTeam”. The first thing you want to do is find 2-4 other people who have also downloaded it and get them in the same wifi or Bluetooth with you. Then your goal is to fix the most breaking-est spaceship ever, by saying silly words! Everyone has a set of controls and […]

Genealogy and Local History Events This Winter and Spring

Winter is a great excuse to stay inside and research your roots! The Local History and Genealogy Department, located on the 2nd Floor of the Covington branch, is sponsoring a variety of family history events in the upcoming months. The fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of December, is our Congenealogy meeting held at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 3. The meeting is open to everyone interested in local history and genealogy. Each month we have a speaker from the area presenting on a topic related to family and/or local history. Upcoming topics for February-April include using online resources to locate your ancestors, information on the Boone County Barn Quilt Tour, and a presentation on separating fact from fiction when it comes to family myths. For further information on Congenealogy, please visit the web page:

For those of you interested in the architecture of Northern Kentucky, be sure to “tune in” for the “Grand Facades: 19th Century Architectural Styles in Northern Kentucky” Webinar on February 26 from 10am-11am. Kaira Simmons, Local History Associate, will help you identify architectural features and historic building styles of Northern Kentucky. The link to the webinar will be available through the events calendar on the day of the event.

If you are interested in Military History, you will certainly want to attend our Military Research Workshop on Saturday, March 21st, from 9am-4pm, in Meeting Room 1 of the Covington branch.  Nationally-known genealogist and military records expert Craig Scott will provide information on how to research ancestors who served in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Registration is required, so visit our web site or call 859-962-4070 to do so.

Want to spend a Saturday night […]

Get on the bus!

MLK Elsmere Erlanger Bus Tour flyer minimum 

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Getting to know the Raspberry Pi



Hoopla (always available)

for kids
Guides and Tutorials

Introducing the Raspberry Pi 2 – Model B
Introducing the Raspberry Pi Model B+

Electricity Basics
Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Ohm’s Law
    Light-emitting Diodes (LEDs)
How to Use a Multimeter
Analog vs. Digital
    Electric Power
Series and Parallel Circuits
Circuits – Ohms Law – Khan Academy

GPIO Guide
Raspberry Pi GPIO Guide
Adafruit’s Raspberry Pi Lesson 4. GPIO Setup
Interactive Raspberry Pinout Guide

Raspberry Pi GPIO Tutorial 1: Setting up and First
Raspberry Pi GPIO – The Easy Way

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Halloween Events at the Kenton County Public Library

Monstober Ages: 3 – 10 Friday, October 17, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm It’s time to get your spook on at a wicked and wickedly cool monster event.  We are going to read monster stories and make an inspired craft. Have a snack and play games to turn October into Monstrober, a rip roaring Monster Fest. Come if you dare! Registration required, (859) 962-4003. Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road

Horror Flicks Marathon for Teens Grades: 6 – 12 Saturday, October 18, 11:00 am-4:00 pm Get your creep on with an all-day horror movie marathon with giveaways and snacks. Covington branch library – 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, (859) 962-4060

Special Event – Pumpkin Decorating Friday, October 24, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Decorate your Halloween pumpkin at the Library!  We will supply pumpkins for carving and painting, as well as carving tools, paint, and decorations, while supplies last.  Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road (859) 962-4000

Halloween Horror & More Day

Covington branch library – 502 Scott Blvd, Covington, (859) 962-4060

Halloween Comic Fest Grades: 6 – 12 Saturday, October 25, 10 am Stop in for your free Halloween comic.  The earlier, the better, they’ll go fast!
The Horror of it All Film Festival Saturday, October 25, 10:00 am-2:00 pm Two horrifying films to get you ready for Halloween.
The Mini Dead Ages: 2 – 12 Saturday, October 25, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Enjoy frightening fun for the whole family with an afternoon of Halloween games, crafts, and more!
Bringing Up the Dead: Finding the Deceased in Online Resources Saturday, October 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Zombie Outbreak! Saturday, October 25, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Zombie themed events for kids, teens and adults • Zombie costume judging with prizes! • A zombie walk from the Library to Mainstrasse • Please bring non-perishable food or pet food and supplies for […]

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Haunted Library

Thrills, chills and laughs await all who dare to enter our family friendly Halloween experience! Please bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for a charity donation.

Saturday, October 24, 2015   5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday, October 25, 2015  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Directions to the Library

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Hidden Gems: Music & Magazines

Goodbye World Book
OverDrive’s 10 most frequently asked questions (Go to email reference for login folder>Overdrive)
Send a support request when a user needs to change their library card number
Privacy and Safety resources

How to use Apple TV with Hoopla

Library Help Videos
(Various – Selections from Pitchfork)


(Jazz – Selections from the Village Voice)


(Bluegrass – Selections from Rolling Stone)


Sound effects Spoken Word Audiobooks Poetry Comedy Educational
MasterFILE Premier
Cincinnati Magazine

Subject examples: Restaurants, Top Doctors, Schools, Neighborhoods, People (ex.Carol Tyler), Best of the City

Online Searcher

Subject examples: Public libraries, e-books, social media

American Libraries

Subject examples: Public libraries, privacy, Most recent, “What they said.”

Consumer Reports or

Other Library Magazines Library Media Connection, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Library Technology Reports, Computers in Libraries
Other Magazines: This Week in Consumer Electronics, Interview (ex: Authors > Zadie Smith or Lawrence Ferlinghetti), Sierra
General MasterFILE premiere sample search: African American Authors (book report, bibliography, interview, etc.)  Women authors
Broken Pencil (Zine Culture & the Independent Arts,ex:), Yoga Journal, Utne, C Magazine (Visual arts, ex:), American Poetry Review, Climbing, Libertarian Papers, Ploughshares (essays/writing), American Conservative, SpeciaLiving, The Stranger

By |January 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Homespun: Check It Out!

Homeschool Resources at the Kenton County Public Library







Catalog Searching

Go to the Kenton County Public Library website. Click on Catalog Search.  Type in your search term by title of book, subject, keyword or author and limit your search.  Look through your search results and select one.  If the material fits your research needs then you can place a hold on the item, click place hold and enter your library card number and your PIN (usually the last four numbers of your phone number or your birth year).  Select which Library you want to pick up your item (Covington, Durr or Erlanger) and click Submit. You can also access our e-book collection through our catalog, just look for (electronic resource) after the title of the item. To find other titles that are similar to a book, scroll down the page under the copy holdings and click on the Awards, Reviews, & Suggested Reads.



Click on E-Media. Click on Overdrive eBooks to check-out e-books or Reference & Research eBooks to search for articles in reference books. Both cover a wide range of topics. If you don’t find a book on your topic, ask us how to recommend e-books on Overdrive!



Click on Research & Learning.  These are the databases that the library subscribes to for library patrons’ research needs.  You can click on alphabetical listing of resources if you would like.

Great databases that will be useful for your homeschool lessons:

Amazing Animals of the World – Information about the animal kingdom and its place in our world.

Ancestry Library Edition – Powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  (Library Only)

Biography Reference Bank – Biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

Hoopla Picture Book Videos

Check out a Read-a-Loud Picture Book from Hoopla







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KCSD Databases

Grades K-5 PPT

Grades 6-12 PPT

Nicole Frilling

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Meet David Catrow at the library!

Ever wanted to meet the author or illustrator of your favorite book? Now you can! Come to the library to meet David Catrow, children’s book author and this year’s illustrator of our Summer Reading Club t-shirts! Catrow has illustrated dozens of funny children’s books, such as: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!The Middle-Child BluesWet Dog! He’s also written many hilarious books of his own, including: Monster MashDinosaur HuntBest in ShowWe have tons of Catrow’s books at the library, so stop in and grab a copy! Don’t miss your chance to meet, listen, and watch David Catrow draw! Children grades Pre-K through 4 are welcome to come with a parent to meet him; there is no registration required! Are you looking forward to meeting David Catrow? Who’s your favorite author/illustrator? CovingtonThursday, July 18 at 2:00 PM William E. DurrThursday, July 18 at 7:00 PM ErlangerThursday, July 18 at 10:00 AM 

By |June 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

Munch Madness

Munch the tortoise who lives at the Independence/William E. Durr Branch has made his NCAA bracket picks! See his bracket below. During March Madness the library has all of your basketball needs covered, from books to magazines to movies and more.

(Updated as of 3/21 with his winning picks circled in red)



Watch Munch make his selections, it comes down to two local teams!

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My Indispensable Library Card

With the renovation and addition being complete at the Covington Branch, we thought this was timely to share again.

By |October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

The Perfect Holiday Gift

By Amy Schardein, Children’s Librarian                                                                              Contributed by Several Kenton County Library Staff Members

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the children in your life? Books are always the right size and can be enjoyed over and over again. You might even win a Joseph Beth gift card in order to buy a book as a gift (see below). But first, here are a few of our top picks for gift giving in 2012. 

2012 Picture Books                                                                                                                                                 Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills                                                                                             Rocket the dog loves reading stories so much that he wants to create his own.  He searches for words until he is inspired by a new friend.  A perfect choice for growing readers and writers!

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems                                                       Three hungry dinosaurs insist they are not conveniently leaving a tidy house prepared to capture a little girl with gold locks.  A funny twist on an old favorite sure to tickle both children and parents.

This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen                                                                                             A minnow has taken a hat – it fits him perfectly and was entirely too small for its former owner, but the owner wants it back!

Oh No!  by Candace Fleming                                                                                                  One after another animals fall into a deep hole as a tiger plots their demise. At the last moment, an elephant appears to save the day!  This tale is just suspenseful enough and features lush illustrations by Eric Rohman.

Step Gently Out by Helen Frost                                                                                        Luminous photographs paired with a lyrical poem turn backyard insects into beautiful works of art.  A perfect choice for the nature-loving child.

 2012 Chapter Books                                                                                                        Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney                                                             Fans of Greg Heffley rejoice! The latest book […]

Phonics Readers

Bob Books
My first Bob books. Alphabet
My first Bob books. Pre-reading skills
Bob books. Set 4, Compound words
Bob books. Set 5, Long vowels
Pals! – Level B Set 2
Bob books. Sight words kindergarten
Bob books. Sight words first grade
Bob Books Level 1
Buddy to the rescue
Cupcake surprise!
I can ride!
My school trip
The new puppy
Outdoor adventures!
I Can Read Phonics Fun:
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Little Critter
My Little Pony
The Berenstain Bears
Fancy Nancy’s Fantastic Phonics
Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends

More Phonics:
Primary Phonics Storybooks
Curious George – Curious About Phonics
Amazing Animals