Read to Your Baby & Bond with Your Baby

As a new parent, there is nothing more important than bonding with your baby. The Kenton County Public Library has partnered with the St. Elizabeth Healthcare to provide you with a few tips to help in that journey.

Read to your Baby

Cuddling with a book allows babies to hear sounds, rhythms and words and use their senses—listening, seeing, touching. Soon your baby may begin cooing or making noises when reading together. Reading is Fundamental has a great resource for developmental milestones you may achieve by introducing books early on in their life. 

Have a Library of Books

Ask for books as gifts for your baby. Visit the library's used book sales and ask friends for any they no longer need. 

Get a Library Card

You, and your baby, can each get a free library cardAnyone over the age of 18 living in the Commonwealth of Kentucky or within the Greater Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area can get a library card for Kenton County. Residents under 18 will be issued a limited card unless there is a parent or guardian to sign permission for a full-service card. 

There are never fines on overdue books at KCPL. However should an item become lost or damaged, the patron will be charged a replacement fee. 

Visit a Storytime

Developmentally appropriate books, songs and playtime are part of this fun, free weekly activity for babies. Visit for details. To glance at the month's worth of programs, click here

Make Reading a Habit

Get into a habit of reading daily. Maybe it's when the baby wakes up, or after bath time, or before bedtime, or all of those times! Getting into a habit of reading will be something you both look forward to daily. 

Have more questions? Please contact the library at (859) 962-4000 or chat with us during business hours online.