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wizardI love classic music, books, movies, cars, games and pretty much anything that falls under “classic.” And I love to share the classics with my children – ages 14 and 11. They might not always love it but I do!

Working for the Kenton County Public Library allows me access to thousands of class books, music and movies. But you don’t have to work here to have access. A free library card gives you the same opportunities I have. All you have to do is show a current ID or a piece of mail that proves you live in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

I love to share my favorite books with the kids. We have all read the Hunger Games trilogy. Reading these books at the same time sparked hours of conversation in my home. We talked about big government, the characters, what we thought would happen next and much more. We anticipated the release of the movie together and couldn’t wait to see it as a family.

I have shared my love for To Kill a Mockingbird with the children. My dog is even named after that book – Scout Harper. This is definitely my favorite book of all times. It can be a little difficult for a child to read on their own but we were able to read this together and I could answer questions as we went along.

I love introducing the kids to music. My son has become a huge Beatles fan. My daughter uses Freegal to download three free songs per week in order to fill her iPod. All she needs is a library card number and an Internet connection.

We have enjoyed hundreds of movies that we borrowed from the library. I’ve introduced the kids to one of my favorite actors – Johnny Depp – by sharing the Pirates of the Caribbean and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have grown to love other actors from Kentucky as well like Josh Hutcherson who stars in the Hunger Games and Bridge to Terabithia.

My family really loves sharing these items with each other and we save thousands of dollars a year by borrowing them from the library. I can figure out my total savings by using this nifty tool.

The Giveaway:

I was given a book that focuses on a classic song – If You’re Happy and You Know it (comes with a CD) and the two-disc 70th anniversary edition of the Wizard of Oz to give away here on the blog. I thought these two items together would make the perfect Classic giveaway.

You can enter several ways. Be sure to comment separately for more chances to win. Enter by noon on Monday, July 8. We will randomly choose a winner through random.org, who will be announced on our Facebook page and emailed.

1. What is your favorite classic book, song or movie to share with others? (required to enter)

2. Like us on Facebook and comment here that you did.

3. Share this contest through Twitter, Facebook, email or text and comment here that you did. If you share on Twitter please use hashtag #kentonlibrary.

4. Use the library calculator and comment here telling us how much you save per year by using the library.

Disclaimer: The movie and book donated to the library.

The winner must pick the prize up at the Covington, Durr, or Erlanger Branch Library. Library employees and those living in their household are not eligible to win.

 

Gina Holt, public relations coordinator, wrote this post.

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55 Comments

  1. Kellie July 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    The Itsy Bitsy Spider

  2. Kellie July 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I am a friend of KCPL on FB.

  3. sarah July 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I like to share Charlotte’s Web

  4. sarah July 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I like you on FB

  5. sarah July 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I shared through email

  6. Mary Jane Vocke July 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    My favorite classic movie is Cinderella!

  7. Mary Jane Vocke July 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I like KCPL on Facebook 🙂

  8. Mary Jane Vocke July 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I shared on Facebook.

  9. Anna July 3, 2013 at 7:54 am - Reply

    To kill a mockingbird

  10. Anna July 3, 2013 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I like KCPL on fb

  11. Anna July 3, 2013 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Shared this contest on fb

  12. Lennea Thomas July 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is my favorite classic book. Not sure if this is considered classic, but The Secret of NIHM is my favorite animated children’s movie.

  13. kathy July 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    shared on facebook….

  14. egee11 July 3, 2013 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Brown Babies I liked you on facebook, please enter me in your contest! Thanks and God bless!!

  15. Katie July 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    My favorite movie is White Christmas.

  16. Katie July 3, 2013 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    I like KCPL on fb.

  17. Katie July 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    My favorite book is The Harry Potter series

  18. Tracey July 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I LOVE to share Where the Wild Things Are with my students. I even have a finger puppet set based on the book. We share the story, then have a wild rumpus of our own! I can’t wait to read the story to my son!

  19. Tracey July 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I have “liked” KCPL on Facebook for years! Great discussions, awesome book suggestions!

  20. Katie July 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    I calculated $2009.00 and that’s probably a low estimate.

  21. Katie July 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Shared on fb

  22. Tonya Green July 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Charlotte’s web and princess classic movies!

  23. Tonya Green July 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Liked you on facebook!

  24. Tonya Green July 3, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Oh my total estimate of number of books and things per year but we save at least $25,000.

  25. Tonya Green July 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Shared contest with friends!

  26. Linda Hutchison July 3, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I am a big fan of the Kenton County Library…reading every day …saving lots of $$$. I liked you on FB and for a good book I loved the series Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

  27. Gina McCulley July 3, 2013 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    The Wizard of Oz is my all time favorite movie and book! I watch it all the time. My favorite song in the movie is If I only had a brain. I love the song Going on a bear hunt. I have a collection and I am still adding more to it. I liked youa and I shared this contest on Facebook. I save lots of money by goin to the library. I watch DVDs, read books, take my grandson to story time, and much much more. I would really love to win! 🙂 This would be awesome for my collection! Thank you! 🙂

  28. Greg July 4, 2013 at 7:54 am - Reply

    For many years now whenever my kids have friends over for the night we make sure that some classics are on the tv menu for the evening. Nobody should go through their teenage years without seeing such classics as The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Fast Times, Breakfast Club, etc

  29. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Favorite book/movie is The Wizard of Oz 🙂

  30. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:48 am - Reply

    I liked you on Facebook 🙂

  31. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I shared this contest through Facebook 🙂

  32. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:51 am - Reply

    I save well over $10,000 easily

  33. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:53 am - Reply

    My favorite song is Going on a bear hunt It is fun doing the song with the kids I am a kid at heart 🙂

  34. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:56 am - Reply

    I hope I did everything right I really wanna win this 🙂

  35. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:57 am - Reply

    I also shared your 4th of July post on my Facebook 🙂

  36. Gina McCulley July 5, 2013 at 1:59 am - Reply

    I also like the Harry Potter books and I’ve seen all the movies I also have all of the DVDs

  37. Linda S. July 5, 2013 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Little Women

  38. Linda S. July 5, 2013 at 8:23 am - Reply

    I like KCPL on Facebook.

  39. Matt H. July 5, 2013 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Moby Dick is my favorite classic.

  40. Paula McDermott July 8, 2013 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Favorite classic book is hard to narrow down…I loved reading Great Expectations. I thought book was wonderful.

  41. Ann July 8, 2013 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  42. Ann July 8, 2013 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Liked on fb

  43. Ann July 8, 2013 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Shared giveaway on fb!

  44. Khalia Shaw July 8, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    I like to share the classic film Carmen Jones.

  45. Khalia Shaw July 8, 2013 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I like kcpl on FB.

  46. Katie Lynch July 8, 2013 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I am a fan on fb

  47. Katie Lynch July 8, 2013 at 10:22 am - Reply

    i shared on fb

  48. Katie Lynch July 8, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I am an elementary music teacher (preschool – grade 5) and i love sharing the story and music of ANNIE to my students. they love it!!!

  49. Katie Lynch July 8, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

    $2622.00 is our savings!!!

  50. Lynne Short July 8, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Bambi is a great story.

  51. Lynne Short July 8, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Liked on fb

  52. Lynne Short July 8, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Shared on fb

  53. Lynne Short July 8, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    We saved $3360 not including games we borrowed and books we bought at sales. Great deal, you can’t beat it.

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