Local schools have had a lot of delays and snow/cold days recently. Kids are usually bored by mid-morning but the Kenton County Public Library has you covered whether you can get to the library safely or stuck at home.

We have 10 ways for your to spend your snow day:

  1. Programs! Programs! Programs! Check the Library program calendar to see what types of events are happening that day. The Library offers storytimes, kindergarten readiness, art and movie programs regularly.
  2. Can you get to the Library safely but don’t want to get out of the car? Go to our website to put books, movies and video games on hold and pick them up at the drive-thru window. Or come on in and browse the shelves. Once you have your items, read as a family.
  3. DIY crafts all day long! You can check craft books out from the Library (reserve them online) or check out ideas from local bloggers like 365 Days of Crafts, A Little Moore, Carla Schauer Studio or A Bird and a Bean. There are several other great local crafting blogs around as well. 
  4. Entertain the family with Hoopla. It allows you to INSTANTLY borrow digital music, e-books, TV shows and movies.
  5. Have a dance party using Hoopla or Freegal. Hoopla allows you to instantly borrow digital music and Freegal allows you to download and KEEP five songs per week. You just need your library card number and Internet access.
  6. Visit the STREAM Center at the Erlanger Branch or the Maker Space at the Covington Branch. Kids will love the 3Doodler, 3D printer, snap circuits, Legos, craft supplies, button maker, Ozobots, Goldieblox and so much more at the STREAM Center. Just be sure to visit the website to book any equipment you want to use that might require a reservation. The whole family can also have fun with the heat press, button makers and more at the Covington Branch. You can reserve equipment at the Covington Maker Space here.
  7. Bring the kids to the children’s department at the Library. All three branches have a play area with toys to encourage play, computers and of course tons of books with comfortable reading areas.
  8. Research your family tree as a family! You can access genealogy databases from home with a library card and even more from inside one of the branches.                                                                                
  9. Learn a new language, or at least a few words. You can access Mango Languages from home with a library card and Internet connection or at any of the branches. Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
  10. Switch it up by visiting one of the branches you don’t normally visit. So if you are a regular at Erlanger, check out Covington or Durr. Each branch has its own unique feel and play areas.

What does your family do on snow/cold days?

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