Did you know that there are many ways to give to the Kenton County Public Library Foundation? You can support the Library Foundation through Kroger Community Rewards, Amazon Smile, shop for a cause at boonsupply.com and via the general donation page. You can also sponsor a book, brick or wall tile in honor of someone (makes a great gift option for those who love the Library!).


General giving:

If you would like to make a donation to the Library Foundation, please click here to use a credit card. If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to the Kenton County Public Library Foundation and either drop off at any Library location (Covington, Erlanger or Durr in Independence) or mail to 3095 Hulbert Dr., Erlanger, KY 41018. Please fill out the this document when donating with either cash or check (link to order form online).


Say Cheese…Amazon Smile 

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to your favorite charitable organization. If you shop at amazon, you can select the Kenton County Public Library Foundation as a recipient to a percentage of your purchase price. Learn more at, smile.amazon.com.


Honoring One Through a Book

Know a reader? Honor their life, legacy or love of books by putting a book plate in a book of their liking. For a $25 donation, Library staff will work with you to identify the perfect book which will be marked with a special nameplate on the inside cover. Click here to complete online with credit card. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, please download this form and either mail to the library or bring it with you on your next visit.


Support the Library with Your Kroger Card

A percentage of what you purchase at Kroger’s can be donated to the Library Foundation when you use your reward card. Here’s how:

  1. Sign into your Kroger account at https://www.kroger.com/signin?redirectUrl=/
  2. Go to your account preferences, https://www.kroger.com/account/update/
  3. Scroll down to the Community Rewards section. Hit Edit. This will take you to the page with all the organizations. You can either search under Kenton County Public Library Foundation or type in number 89030 to select the library as your Rewards recipient.


Pet Memorials

Pets are part of the family. With a $25 donation, you can honor your pet with the donation of animal book. A special gift plate inscribed with your pet’s name will be placed in the book. Click here to complete online with credit card. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, please download this form and either mail to the Library or bring it with you on your next visit.


Donor Walls & Bricks

Each Kenton County Public Library branch has a way to recognize and show support for a loved one. Each option is a bit different. The Covington and William E. Durr branches have donor walls in the building. The Erlanger Branch has personalized bricks in the outdoor Reading Garden.  Click the item of the branch you would like to support and fill out the appropriate form. Erlanger brick, Covington wall tile, William E. Durr/Independence wall tile.



Libraries are so instrumental in the STEM movement, we’ve renamed it  STREAM (science, engineering, READING, arts and math). Each location has equipment that will allow guests to create, make and take projects for their personal, professional or educational lives. Click here  if you would like to help support this effort.

Those donating over $250 to the STREAM effort at the Kenton County Public Library will have the option to have their name listed on the donor wall in the STREAM Center at the Erlanger Branch library.


Outreach to Children & Homebound Residents

There are many people who are unable to visit the Library for a number of reasons. The Library has two services to reach these important groups.

Racing to Read is an innovative program designed by the Library to serve preschool children at child care facilities in Kenton County. The goal of the program is to introduce children to books and reading so they are prepared to learn how to read when they enter kindergarten. The Racing to Read program serves 38 childcare centers and 1,500 children in these centers.

During each visit, Library employees read stories to children, allowing them to interact with books and hear how words are formed. After the stories, children and their caregivers are invited onto the Racing to Read vehicle to check out materials from among the collection of 6,000 items shelved on board the vehicle. In addition to books for children, the program also offers teacher resources and books so that caregivers can continue exposing children to books and reading.


Homebound Delivery Service  

For over two decades, the Library has provided home delivery to those who are homebound. Homebound Delivery is a service designed to offer Library materials to Kenton County residents with a disability or medical condition that prevents them from visiting the Library. Staff in Homebound Delivery also visit congregate living centers to provide books and interactive programs to the residents. The mission of Homebound Services is to provide library materials and services to eligible residents of Kenton County who are unable to visit the library. We individually evaluate each person interested in the service.

Donations to these services go towards providing new books, program supplies and vehicle maintenance. To learn more about either service, please call Outreach Supervisor
Wynita Worley at 859-962-4061 wynita.worley@kentonlibrary.org. To donate to either of these services, click here.


History & Genealogy

Photos, family files, census records…the Library’s Local History & Genealogy Department have been assisting people with their research for decades. You can help continue this work by leaving a lasting legacy with a gift to the Local History & Genealogy Department. Donate online or if use this form to drop off or mail cash or check gifts.




Planned Giving & Bequests

When doing estate planning, please consider leaving the Library Foundation in your will. You can specify where you would like your funds to go to or allow the Foundation to use funds where needed. You may designate the Kenton County Public Library Foundation as a beneficiary of a gift or part of your estate and significantly reduce the tax burden on your family. To speak about designating the Library Foundation in your long-term giving plans, please contact Executive Director Dave Schroeder at (859) 578-3600.


If you have questions about any of the options listed, please contact Robin Klaene or Mike Blum in the Public Relations and Development office:

  • Robin Klaene: (859) 578-3608, robin.klaene@kentonlibrary.org
  • Mike Blum: (859) 578-7944,  mike.blum@kentonlibrary.org
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