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RomeoAndJulietThe Kenton County Public Library wants to help bring a little romance to your life! We have two tickets to the Cincinnati Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet and a $25 gift card to Petal Pushers Florist to give away. But first, let’s talk about some of the ways the Library can help with your love life, or at least your love for literature.

Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places?  Never fear because you can always find love at the Kenton County Public Library! With Valentine’s Day coming up on February 14th, the Library is guaranteed to have something for everyone of every age and interest.

Romance blossoms in the written word and the Library has books for adults that will touch your heart, like Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford; tickle your funny bone like Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding; bring a tear to your eye like Dear John by Nicholas Sparks; or lure you into a seductive past like My Wicked Little Lies by Victoria Alexander. If you’re looking for young adult books, try a twist on love with Lauren Oliver’s Delirium, or the prospect of immortal love in Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan. Prefer eBooks or Audiobooks? Do an advanced search by subject and pick “Romance.” You can read reviews of all of these books on Goodreads.

Want a romantic movie to enjoy? Try a classic such as Casablanca or Breakfast at Tiffany’s, or choose modern day classic like Love Actually or The Notebook. One of my personal favorites comes from growing up in the 80’s – who can forget Lloyd Dobler and his boom box playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” from Say Anything?

There are all sorts of books and movies for kids too. For activities, check out Paper Crafts for Valentine’s Day by Randel McGee, and All New Crafts for Valentine’s Day by Kathy Ross. Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Valentine Collection are great DVDs for families to watch together. The Library is also offering Valentine’s programs for everyone.

You should check out our Valentine’s Pinterest board for great book, recipe and craft ideas! And check out this video. What is your favorite thing about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Book Display

Valentine’s Book Display

Are you ready to enter the contest? To enter simply do one or all of the following and leave a separate comment IN THIS POST to be entered to win:

1. Tell us the title of your favorite romance novel or movie.

2. Follow the blog by hitting the “Follow” button and comment here that you did.

3. Share this link on your Facebook page, telling your friends about the contest, and comment here that you did.

4. Follow the Kenton County Public Library on Pinterest and leave a comment saying you did.

Easy, right? Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry on this post for extra chances to win. The winner will be chosen randomly and will have to pick the prize up at the Erlanger, Covington or Durr Branch Library. Due to the dates of the ballet, this contest will end on Thursday, Feb. 7 at noon. The winner will be emailed and has 24 hours to respond. Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Note: the contest has now ended but we’d still love for you to follow us and comment with your favorite romance novel or movie. 2/7/13 1:30 p.m.

This post was written by Leigh Mauer, Reader Advisor

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140 Comments

  1. Jen February 5, 2013 at 7:34 am - Reply

    One Day

  2. Catherine deaton February 5, 2013 at 7:34 am - Reply

    My big fat Greek wedding

  3. Sheila February 5, 2013 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I love anything by Nicholas Sparks but probably one of my favorites is the Notebook.

  4. Khalia Shaw February 5, 2013 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I shared this on Facebook!!!!!

  5. Maureen February 5, 2013 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Princess Bride

  6. Maureen February 5, 2013 at 8:05 am - Reply

    I follow the library on FB

  7. Maureen February 5, 2013 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I follow the library on Pinterest.

  8. Chela Lucia February 5, 2013 at 8:09 am - Reply

    I follow on FB, follow Pinterest, and shared the contest too!

    • kentonlibrary February 5, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Be sure to comment separately for each one so that you are entered multiple times! Thanks for following!

    • chris smith February 5, 2013 at 11:54 am - Reply

      I followed on pinterest

  9. Linda S. February 5, 2013 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Anything by Nicholas Sparks.

  10. Linda S. February 5, 2013 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I follow the Blog.

  11. Kristin Wilson February 5, 2013 at 8:17 am - Reply

    I follow you on FB. I don’t read/watch a lot of romance. I’d have to really think about a favorite. Princess Bride is a favorite for my family, though.

  12. sarah s February 5, 2013 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Morning Glory

  13. sarah s February 5, 2013 at 8:34 am - Reply

    I follow the blog

  14. Karen L. February 5, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Pride and Prejudice

  15. Mary Jane Vocke February 5, 2013 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Romeo and Juliet has to be the best romance novel that I have read…even though it is tragic.

  16. Karen L. February 5, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Following blog

  17. Mary Jane Vocke February 5, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I shared on Facebook.

  18. Nicole Thompson February 5, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    I shared this link.

  19. Karen L. February 5, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Shared on facebook

  20. Nicole Thompson February 5, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Gone Girl- a bizarre romance.

  21. Karen L. February 5, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Following on Pinterest

  22. Mary Jane Vocke February 5, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I follow the blog.

  23. Jess February 5, 2013 at 8:46 am - Reply

    One of my favorites is the notebook! Is fifty shades of grey considered a romance…if so that is at the top of my list.

    • kentonlibrary February 6, 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

      I think it’s a romance if you find it romantic. 🙂

  24. Susan Hoffman February 5, 2013 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I follow the blog.

  25. Susan Hoffman February 5, 2013 at 10:25 am - Reply

    I love Pride and Prejudice, both the book and the miniseries with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy!

  26. Susan Hoffman February 5, 2013 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Shared on Facebook.

  27. Susan Hoffman February 5, 2013 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Following on Pinterest.

  28. Tina Klare February 5, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

    My favorite romance novel is Pride and Prejudice. Who doesn’t love Mr. Darcy?

  29. Gabreial W. February 5, 2013 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I like My Big Fat Greek Wedding as well. I’m not much of a non fiction kind of gal.

  30. Gabreial W. February 5, 2013 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I’m following the blog!

  31. Gabreial W. February 5, 2013 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I think your link to Pinterest is wrong it should be http://pinterest.com/kentonlibrary/ to be able to follow you.

  32. chris smith February 5, 2013 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Like the contest!!

  33. Amy Quinn February 5, 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

    My favorite romantic book AND movie are one in the same. I love Sense and Sensibility in it’s written or movie form (I love the Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson version. Colonel Brandon is absolutely my favorite romantic character of all time!

  34. Amy Quinn February 5, 2013 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I follow the blog!

  35. Amy Quinn February 5, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook!

  36. Amy Quinn February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I follow KCPL on Pinterest!

  37. Parul February 5, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    My best friend’s wedding

  38. Stephanie February 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Pride and Prejudice

  39. vanessa due February 5, 2013 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Favorite romance book is The Notebook.

  40. jillmcglone February 5, 2013 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Jane Eyre

  41. jamie February 5, 2013 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    all Nicholas Sparks books!

  42. jamie February 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    i follow the blog!

  43. Jennifer February 5, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    My favorite book and movie is Gone With The Wind. My second favorite romantic yet tragic movie is Titanic.
    If you want love and laughs go for When Harry Met Sally. That one makes me laugh every time I see it — which is very often.

  44. Elspeth February 6, 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Jane Eyre

  45. Amy Martin February 6, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

    My favorite romance movie is Princess Bride.

  46. Amy Martin February 6, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I shared this link on my Facebook page.

  47. Amy Martin February 6, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I follow the Kenton County Public Library on Pinterest.

  48. Amy Martin February 6, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I follow the blog. 🙂

  49. eric cheng February 6, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Followed blog

  50. Dave Bellish February 6, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    The Notebook.

  51. eric cheng February 6, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Shared on facebook

  52. eric cheng February 6, 2013 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Favorite Romance movie is Transformers, my wife loves that yellow Camero.

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      LOL, awesome choice! Thanks for commenting and sharing!

  53. Angie Marshall February 6, 2013 at 9:40 am - Reply

    My favorite romantic movie is Benny and Joon. It’s quirky.

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      I absolutely LOVE Benny and Joon! It is one of Johnny Depp’s greatest performances, imo 😀 Thanks for sharing and following!

  54. Angie Marshall February 6, 2013 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I shared this post

  55. Angie Marshall February 6, 2013 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I follow you on Pinterest

  56. Pamela Cole February 6, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    An Officer and A Gentleman

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks for following and sharing!

  57. Pamela Cole February 6, 2013 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Following blog

  58. Pamela Cole February 6, 2013 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Shared on Facebook

  59. Kellie February 6, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Silver Linings Playbook

  60. Kellie February 6, 2013 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Following KCPL on Pinterest.

  61. Pamela Cole February 6, 2013 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I follow on Pinterest

  62. Kellie February 6, 2013 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Following your blog.

  63. Kellie February 6, 2013 at 10:19 am - Reply

    I shared the contest on my FB page.

  64. Jennifer February 6, 2013 at 10:56 am - Reply

    My favorite romance movie is The Notebook…it makes me cry but I love it:)

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      You can’t help but love it even though it’s a tearjerker 😀 Thanks for following and sharing!

  65. Katy February 6, 2013 at 10:59 am - Reply

    My favorite movie is Once.

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks for following! What kind of movie is Once? I haven’t heard of it!

  66. Jennifer February 6, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I follow Kenton Library on Facebook!

  67. Katy February 6, 2013 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Blog follower

  68. Jennifer February 6, 2013 at 11:02 am - Reply

    I follow Kenton Library on Pinterest!

  69. Jennifer February 6, 2013 at 11:04 am - Reply

    I shared this post on Facebook!

  70. Jena February 6, 2013 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I follow the library on Facebook and my favorite romantic movie is Pride and Prejudice. I also like the novel Redeeming Love

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks for following!
      Ooh, which version of Pride & Prejudice is your favorite?!

      • Jena February 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

        The most recent version (2005), with Keira Knightley!

  71. Tiffany Franzen February 6, 2013 at 11:13 am - Reply

    My favorite romantic book is “The Notebook,” love the movie too! I follow KCPL on Facebook and Pinterest and follow the blog. 🙂

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Awesome choice 🙂 Make sure you put separate comments for following on FB, Pinterest, & the blog so that you get separate entries for the contest!

  72. Katie February 6, 2013 at 11:27 am - Reply

    When Harry Met Sally!

  73. MJ Silva February 6, 2013 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Favorite romance movie: Moonstruck

  74. MJ Silva February 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Favorite romance book: Stargirl. It’s a teen romance but such an endearing story.

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      That is such an intriguing story! I see it on the shelf sometimes and immediately want to pull it down and start reading it! It’s on my to-read list but I just haven’t gotten to it yet 🙂 Thanks for sharing, commenting, and following!

  75. MJ Silva February 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I follow Kenton County Public Library blog.

  76. MJ Silva February 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I shared this link on Facebook!

  77. nikkiandbrian February 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I followed on Pinterest

  78. nikkiandbrian February 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I followed on Pinterest.

  79. nikkiandbrian February 6, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    I followed the blog

  80. nikkiandbrian February 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    My favorite romantic movie is Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm - Reply

      Nice! What other Audrey Hepburn movies do you like?

      • MJ Silva February 7, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

        Roman Holiday

  81. nikki February 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I shared this on Facebook.

    • Eden February 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      Great, thanks for sharing/following/liking the blog and our posts!

  82. Maggie February 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB

  83. MJ Silva February 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Added pinterest.

  84. Michelle Caldwell February 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Love Actually is my favorite movie

  85. Michelle Caldwell February 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB!

  86. Michelle Caldwell February 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Followed on Pinterest!

  87. Brooke Clark February 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Posting on Facebook

  88. Tonya Green February 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    follow on pinterest

  89. Tonya Green February 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    follow blog

  90. Tonya Green February 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    sharing on facebook

  91. April Wallace February 6, 2013 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Shared the page on Facebook!!! 🙂

  92. Christy February 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Movie – Sleepless in Seattle; Book – Mrs. Mike

  93. Amanda Reed February 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I’m an English teacher at a local high school and I live teaching Romeo and Juliet!! It’s my favorite part of the year.

  94. Joanna Randall February 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    My book choice always has to be Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Romance and so much more!

  95. April Wallace February 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Favorite book and movie: the notebook for both! What a beautiful and well written love story! Who wouldn’t want a love like Allie and Noah?!? 🙂

  96. Judy Bauer February 7, 2013 at 2:44 am - Reply

    Officer and a Gentlemen. Great!

  97. Melissa Traylor February 7, 2013 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Shared on Facebook 🙂

  98. Melissa Traylor February 7, 2013 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Favorite romantic book… Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris. Eric Northman = YUM!

  99. sarah February 7, 2013 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Pride & Prejudice the movie

  100. sarah February 7, 2013 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Following the blog

  101. sarah February 7, 2013 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Shared link on Facebook

  102. sarah February 7, 2013 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Following on pinterest

    • Eden February 7, 2013 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Thanks for sharing and following! Which version of Pride & Prejudice is your favorite? The one with Keira Knightley? That’s definitely my favorite!

  103. Denise February 7, 2013 at 9:19 am - Reply

    I have to go with Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre.

  104. Laurie Kanter February 7, 2013 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Outlander is my favorite romance novel

  105. Laurie Kanter February 7, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I followed the blog

  106. Laurie Kanter February 7, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    I shared on facebook

  107. Amy Klein February 7, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I just finished reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. I really enjoyed that one. My mom just gave me a bunch of his books, so I have many more to read, but for now, Dear John is definitely one of my favorites.

  108. Laurie Kanter February 7, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I followed on pinterest

    • Eden February 7, 2013 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Thanks for sharing, following, and commenting! Who is the author of Outlander? I should add it to my to-read list 😀

      • laurie kanter February 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm - Reply

        Diana Gabaldon is the author. Outlander is the first in a historical romance series- i love it!

  109. Anji Hatfield February 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    The Notebook is my favorite romantic movie, followed very closely by What Dreams May Come

  110. Anji Hatfield February 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I’m following the blog!

  111. Anji Hatfield February 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I shared a link to the blog on my facebook page.

    • Eden February 8, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Thanks for following and sharing! And I absolutely LOVE What Dreams May Come! I wouldn’t have thought of that for a romance movie fave, but it totally is 🙂

  112. Sam Corwin February 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Following the blog!

  113. Jodi February 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    The Notebook – Book and Movie were great!

  114. Niki February 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Love Actually

    • Eden February 11, 2013 at 11:47 am - Reply

      Such a great movie! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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