Free Events in July

Looking for free activities to fill the time this summer? We have you covered with a ventriloquist, concerts, water slides, free lunch & more.

Summer Reading
All Locations
Now – July 31.
Read all summer long for chances to win gift cards and other cool prizes. Adults, teens and children. Visit for details.

Taylor Trivia
Erlanger Branch
Saturday, July 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
The grand prize is a cardboard cutout of Taylor you can sing with in your bedroom! Stay after trivia for some bracelet making.  All attendees get a sticker from our Taylor sticker gumball machine! Ages 8-19.

Lunch at the Library
Covington Branch
Mondays, 11 a.m. - noon
Children and adults eat free.

Erlanger Branch
Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m.
Kids eat free. Adults can purchase lunch for a small fee.

Independence Branch
Fridays, noon – 1 p.m.
Kids eat free. Adults can purchase lunch for a small fee.

Meet Therapy Dogs
Covington Branch
Mondays in July, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Teens only. Register at

Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre Presents: Rhythms of Our Land
Covington Branch
Saturday, July 8, 2 – 3 p.m.
Bi-Okoto preserves, promotes and shares the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using various art forms.

Once Upon an Orchestra
Covington Branch
Tuesday, July 11
3-3:30 p.m.
Join us for a family performance featuring live interactive storytelling set to music composed for the book selected, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  Presented by the Louisville Orchestra. No RSVP is needed!

Jim Gill Family Concert
Erlanger Branch
Saturday, July 15, 1 - 2 p.m.
Sing and clap along with Jim Gill.

Covington Branch
Saturday, July 15, 2 – 3 p.m.
Ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn will wow the crowd with his entertaining show using sculpted foam and latex puppets.

Giant Water Slides!
Independence Branch
Friday, July 21, Noon – 3 p.m.
Beat the heat while sailing down a giant water slide. Cool treats provided.

School of Rock Concert
Erlanger Branch
Tuesday, July 25, 6 – 7 p.m.
Enjoy a performance by School of Rock Northern Kentucky.

Water Day
Erlanger Branch
Saturday, July 29, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Inflatable slip and slide, watery sensory bins, walk-through car wash and more. Bring your swimsuit, towels and sunscreen.

Fantastic Beasts with Raptor Inc.
Erlanger Branch
Monday, July 31, 3 – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the magical creatures that Harry and Newt cherish while discovering the enchanted creatures that live in your own backyard. Live animals on site. Best for ages 5 and up.

Visit for a complete list of programs and registration.

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