Summer learning is a priority at the Kenton County Public Library. I am lucky enough to be the Children’s Services Coordinator at the Erlanger Branch, and I am so proud of the work our Library does to support summer learning! Both inside our Library buildings and out in the community, KCPL staff members spent the summer of 2018 working hard to make sure all children had plenty of educational and recreational experiences to continue learning throughout the summer. Let me share a few highlights from this past summer!
One of the most important things that children need to do during the summer is to READ! To encourage reading, KCPL’s Summer Reading Club provides incentive prizes. Every child ages 2 through 12 who read, or listened to, 10 books, OR spent 10 hours reading or listening to books, received a free book and a choice of a drawstring bag or our KCPL summer reading tee shirt, designed this year by local artist Becca Stadtlander.
Library storytimes at all locations kept our youngest patrons engaged and entertained!
Programs for school aged children included arts and crafts, science, and technology.
Special events at our Libraries included entertainers, animal shows, and museum presentations.
Out in the community, you could find the Library at summer schools, community centers, day care centers, and parks!
Our Library buildings served as host sites for the USDA Summer Nutrition Program, helping children receive the nutrition support they needed to stay healthy for the summer!
Whether inside the library or out in the community, KCPL staff members were making a difference for children, helping them to continue learning throughout the summer! And now that children are back in school, we are still busy providing enriching and educational experiences for people of all ages. Be sure to visit www.kentonlibrary.org/events to find out how you can take advantage of all that KCPL has to offer!
Submitted by Lise Tewes, Children’s Services Coordinator at the Erlanger Branch Library. Lise is the mother of 7 and grandmother of 8, so reading to children is one of her passions, whether at home or in the Library. Visit Lise at the Erlanger Branch every Monday or Tuesday morning, where she presents the”Baby Music and Rhyme Wiggletime” programs.