Summer Reading Kickoffs – Everyone can Win Prizes for Reading!

Everyone can create a habit of reading this summer with a little help from the library. The Kenton County Public Library, opens a new window is celebrating Summer Reading, opens a new window from June 1 through August 31. SRC allows children, teens, and adults to win cool prizes for reading or listening to a book or magazine. Check out a list of prizes by visiting, opens a new window

Kickoff the summer with us on Saturday, June 4!

Independence Branch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kick off summer reading with bounce houses, giant games, music, carnival-style treats and a dunk tank!

Erlanger Branch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us for bubbles, cake/book walk, game room, sidewalk chalk, a bounce house, a videogame truck, ice cream and more!

Covington Branch, 2-4 p.m.

Join us for inflatable fun, including a gaga pit, ax throwing, giant tricycle races, an obstacle course and treats. Free parking is available at the Mid-town garage. 

Summer Reading Guidelines


Read or listen five out of seven days each week to be entered in the weekly prize drawing.

Children (ages 0-12):

  • Earn a book prize after completing their first week of reading.
  • Complete a second week of reading to earn an SRC T-shirt or backpack.
  • Read for 30 days to enter to win a grand prize basket. Baskets are on display at each branch.
  • Get a sticker each time you turn in your weekly log. Collect them all! Five stickers in all.

New This Year

The Kenton County Public Library has set a community goal. Help us track 100,000 days of reading this summer. Everyone who helps us reach our goal will receive a chance to win a day pass to Silverlake the Family Place. There will be 100 winners. Children under 18 who win will be able to bring an adult. Stop by the library or visit, opens a new window to see the thermometer tracker.

Beanstack, the Reading Tracker APP

Everyone can track their reading with Beanstack, the reading tracker app starting June 1. Those who prefer a paper log can pick one up at the library beginning June 1. Participants should track their reading weekly or turn the paper log in weekly for a chance to win a prize. Track your summer reading digitally using Beantsack, opens a new window and earn cool badges. 

Happy reading, friends! 

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