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As we kick off the New Year, many of us think of resolutions we’d like to fulfill. The Kenton County Public Library has a lot of free programs, materials and services that can help you keep those resolutions. We will even get you started with your Healthier New You resolutions by giving away a Bob Roncker’s gym bag, $10 gift card to Bob Roncker’s, a 2012 Racing to Read T-shirt and a KCPL water bottle. See below for your chance to win but first…

Many people resolve to improve their health.  The Durr Branch Library offers Wellness Walkers in Northern Kentucky and a Diabetes Support Group each month. The Erlanger Branch will offer a class on Exercise Myths and How to Really Get Fit. Of course the Library offers a plethora of healthy cookbooks and how to exercise, as well as exercise DVDS and video games.

Maybe finding a new job, improving your job skills or advancing your education is on your list of resolutions. The Library offers basic computer classes like First Time Computer Users, Microsoft Word and Excel. We also offer GED, resume writing and job searching classes. Registration is required for most.

Taking up a craft like knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, jewelry making might be on your list. We have programs and books at all three branches to help discover your creative side. One book some of our staff members recommend is “Junk box jewelry : 25 DIY low cost (or no cost) jewelry projects” by Sarah Drew.

Abby and JebReading more, writing, exposing your children to books, doing more as a family or learning another language are things many people resolve to do. You and/or your children can learn a language for free from any computer with an Internet connection. Storytimes are a great way to spend time with the family and expose everyone to different books, crafts and songs.

The Library also offers free programs on getting organized, learning to use your eReader, writing, public speaking and researching your family.

Be sure to pick up a few books, DVDS, magazines or video games while you are attending a free program. Not sure what materials are right for you to keep your resolution? Check out our Pinterest page. Several staff members worked on this page to help you throughout the year. You can click on the links and put the items on hold.

To kick off the New Year, the Library is giving away a fun Library Prize Pack (see top photo). You have four chances to enter.

  1. Comment here telling us what your New Year’s resolution is.
  2. Follow the blog by hitting the “Follow” button and comment here that you did.
  3. Follow Kenton County Public Library on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.
  4. Tell us what program you will attend or item you will check out to help you keep your resolution.

Easy, right? Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry on this post. The winner will be chosen randomly and will have to pick the prize up at the Erlanger, Covington or Durr Branch Library. The contest ends Monday, Jan. 7 at noon. The winner will be emailed and has 24 hours to respond. Good luck and happy holidays!


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  1. kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    That’s great!

  2. kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Good luck Megan! Cooking Light Magazine and books help me with that!

  3. kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    We have Zumba for the Wii and XBox. I do it at home all the time and love it.

  4. kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Definitely put summer library programs and Summer Reading Club on your schedule. That will keep everyone busy.

  5. Tammy January 7, 2013 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Resolve to read more books and watch less TV.

  6. kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 10:46 am - Reply

    That’s great Esther. Check out our Pinterest page for budget book suggestions.

  7. Tammy January 7, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Followed the blog

  8. Tammy January 7, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Already a follow on Facebook

  9. Tammy January 7, 2013 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Will check out more e-book for my Kindle. Love that you offer this!!!!

  10. kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Do you have a Wii? I am loving Just Dance and Zumba on my Wii and I can check the games out at the Library before deciding what to buy!

  11. kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Mandi, This is one of my favorite cookbooks:;qtype=keyword;locg=1 I love the Cooking Light Magazines too. I also check out exercise DVDs and video games from the Library. Good luck!

  12. Tonya Tierney January 7, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    My resolution is to become the best ME that I can be in every aspect of life. Help others more, be a better friend, and show my kids how life should be full of happiness. As a family we are changing our eating habits and being more active. By starting with myself I can help make the world a better place.

    • kentonlibrary January 7, 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

      Tonya, I love the Cooking Light books and magazines. They have yummy and easy recipes that the kids will actually eat. We are playing Wii Just Dance and other active games together more as a family, which gives family time and helps us stay fit. Good luck in the new year Tonya. – Gina

  13. Andres Plainy January 8, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Hi, can I reference some of this on my site if I post a link back to this page?

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