This year’s Summer Reading Celebration is filled with exciting programs, fun prizes, social media giveaways and so much more. This year’s theme: Imagine Your Story allows for a lot of creativity. The program will run June 1-August 31. Things will be different than in years past though.

Book logs and raffle tickets can be picked up at the drive-thru starting June 1. They can be picked up in the buildings once we open (set for June 8). We have made it easier to participate online this year. Visit for information on how to participate online.

Children who read or listen to five books or 2.5 hours will win a book prize! After 10 books or 5 hours of reading, return the log to receive an Imagine Your Story T-shirt or a drawstring bag (while supplies last) and a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three grand prizes – Fun & Games Basket, Art Basket and Tech Basket. Keep reading for more chances to win the grand prizes! Prize pickup will be delayed until our buildings open.

Teens who read or listen to any book or magazine or attend any program can enter online or at any of the three branches, once they open. 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, once they open. Prizes are awarded bi-weekly.

The Summer Reading Celebration will kick off on Saturday, June 6, but will be a lot different than in years past. It will all be online and you can watch on our Facebook page at  It will be Saturday, June 6th starting at 1 p.m. It will include:

  • Live musical welcome with Joel the Singing Librarian and Ms. Amy!
  • Comedy juggling, ventriloquism with a splash of magic staring Mike Hemmelgarn
  • How to Draw with local artist/book illustrator Becca Stadtlander
  • Wizard Science demo with Ms. Jenny.
  • Fairy Tale Recipe demo with your local librarian
  • Lego build and break Challenge: Who do you think will win?
  • Sing off by Joel the Singing Librarian and Ms. Amy

To top it off, we will offer Take a Break Tuesday every Tuesday in June, July and August on the Kenton County Public Library Facebook page. We will give away a gift card to a local coffee house or bakery every week. There will be surprise Facebook giveaways throughout the summer as well.

We will be selling adult-sized Summer Reading T-shirts, for the second year, starting June 15. The shirts will cost $10 each, credit card only due to Covid-19. Shirts cannot be purchased at the drive-thru. The proceeds will benefit the Kenton County Public Library Foundation, which supports Summer Reading. Quantities and sizes are limited.

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