The Kenton County Public Library has several special services for educators (infant through grade 12) to support and extend classroom activities.


  • Educator Cards
    • An Educator card is available to all educators and support staff who teach in, or live in,  Kenton County, including home school and preschool educators.  Automatic renewal of materials (up to a maximum of 5 times).  Educator cards allow access to all of the Library’s extensive electronic services, as well as checking out up to 100 print/audio-visual items.  Lost and damaged fees will be waived for up to 5 books per school year.  

  • Student Cards
    • The Library can provide Student Cards quickly and efficiently for all the students in your classroom or even an entire school!  No identifying information is needed other than the first and last name of the student and the school attended.  Student cards allow students to access all of the Library’s extensive electronic services, as well as to check out up to 5 print items.  Contact the School Services Coordinator, Lise Tewes, at for more information about Student Cards. 

  • Educator Collections
    • Do you need books for your next assignment to enhance your educational goals?  The Library can create a collection for you. This service is available for all educators, including homeschool and preschool educators. Select up to 10 specific titles or just tell us the subject and we can create the collection for you with up to 30 items.  See the links below to request an Educator Collection.  
    • booksRequest a K-6 Collection for pick up at ErlangerCovingtonWilliam E. Durr

    • books Request a 7-12 Collection for pick up at Erlanger – Covington – William E. Durr

  • School Visits 
    • Librarians are available to visit schools and classrooms for curriculum support, storytimes, book discussions, explanation of library resources or question and answer sessions. Virtual school visits are also available. Please schedule visits at least two weeks in advance. Contact the School Services Coordinator, Lise Tewes, at, to schedule a school visit. 

  • Racing to Read
    • Racing to Read is 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.  Contact Racing to Read.

  • Library Tours and Student Library Cards 
    • We encourage educators to visit our Library branches with their students!  During your visit we can also provide library cards for your students. Please contact the School Services Coordinator at to schedule your school visit to the Library. 

  • Database Training 
    • A librarian can visit your classroom or teacher meeting to discuss and demonstrate any of our databases or ebook platforms.  Virtual database training is also available.  Please contact the School Services Coordinator at to schedule database training. 

  • Educator Newsletter Email
    • Sign up for our quarterly Educator Newsletter, so you will learn more about our existing services, and find out about new services available for educators in our county. Newsletters will be delivered via email in January, April, July, and October.  Email and ask to be added to the list. 

  • Contact the School Services Coordinator
    • Questions?  Comments? Suggestions? Please contact our School Services Coordinator, Lise Tewes, at, or 859-962-4147. 

Homeschooling Resources

Home-school educators can apply for an educator card for all the same benefits as a classroom educator. Our home-school resources are a collection of links to help you get started building your home-school practice.

Teachables Teachables – online treasure trove of ready-to-go lessons and activities for PreK-6 grades, subjects, and skill levels.


Parents & Caregivers:

All children are born learners.  We hope that you and your children become life-long learners at the Library.

Tips for Reading with Your Child:

Every Child Ready to Read

Read Aloud – 15 Minutes

Reading Rockets

9 Ways to Get Teens Reading

10 Ways to Encourage Your High-Schooler to Read

Engaging teens with reading

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