This year’s Summer Reading Celebration is filled with exciting programs, fun prizes, social media giveaways and so much more! We are so excited about the theme: Universe of Stories and the super cool glow-in-the-dark T-shirts children can win just for reading! The program will run June 1-August 31.
Children can pick up a booklog at any of the three branches – Covington, Independence or Erlanger or enter online. Read or listen to five books or 2.5 hours and win a book prize! After 10 books or 5 hours of reading, return the log to receive a glow-in-the-dark Universe of Stories T-shirt or a drawstring bag (while supplies last) and a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three grand prizes: a technology basket, science basket or art basket. Keep reading for more chances to win the grand prizes!
Teens who read or listen to any book or magazine or attend any program can enter online or at any of the three branches. One winner per branch will be drawn for weekly prizes.
Adults who read or listen to any book or magazine or attend a book related program can enter to win prizes online or at any of the three branches. Prizes are awarded bi-weekly.
The Summer Reading Celebration will kickoff on Saturday, June 1 with free Snappy Tomato Pizza at all three branches. The Covington Branch will feature Kona Ice, a video game truck, Hands-on Space Explorers and a Planetarium show! The Erlanger Branch will host a bounce house, face painting, Tech Toy Time, an iSpace presentation, Rocketry Workshop and more. The Independence Branch will offer a petting zoo, pony rides, the Cowboy in Space, Mark Wood and his out of This World Variety Show! You can find details at the website.
To top it off, we will offer Free Ticket Tuesday every Tuesday in June, July and August on the Kenton County Public Library Facebook page. The following organizations have donated tickets to the Library for Free Ticket Tuesday:
- Full Throttle Indoor Karting & Axe Throwing
- Louisville Mega Cavern
- Cincinnati Art Museum
- Cincinnati Zoo
- Dart Rush
- American Sign Museum
- Northern Kentucky University Basketball
- Premier Athletics
- Scene 75
- Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy
- Cincinnati Ballet
- The Carnegie
- The Newport Aquarium
Be sure to follow us on Facebook for your chance to win one of these cool prizes. We will give away other prizes sporadically throughout the summer on the Kenton County Public Library Facebook and Instagram pages.
For the first time ever, we will be selling adult-sized Summer Reading T-shirts at the circulation desks at each branch. The shirts will cost $10 and the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Kenton County Public Library. The sale will start June 1. Quantities and sizes are limited.
Visit the website to find a full listing of programs, more information about Summer Reading or to put an item on hold.
Written by: Gina Stegner, public relations coordinator for the Kenton County Public Library