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Read for Prizes!

You still have time to win awesome prizes just for reading! Summer Reading Club kicked off June 1 and runs until August 31. Children, teens and adults can all win cool prizes. Families -Pick up a family bingo card from any of the three branches and complete it for a chance to win a Cincinnati Family Zoo membership. Adults - One winner will be drawn each week. Prizes include gift cards to local places. - Earn one raffle ticket for every checkout receipt. - Not sure what to read? Check out our suggested reading list. Teens - Visit kentonlibrary.org/92days or the library reference desk to fill out an entry form -One winner per week will be drawn each week for prizes like a Nintendo DS and Beats headphones. Grand prize is an iPad 2! -Looking for reading suggestions? Check our suggested YA reading list. Children (Ages 2-12) -Pick up a book log and start reading or listening to books. -After five books, or 2.5 hours of reading, return the log to receive a free book. -After 10 books, 5 hours of reading, return the log to receive a T-shirt or backpack and enter to win the grand prize - an iPad Mini! -Keep reading for more chances to win the grand prize. -Ask the library staff for book suggestions perfect for your child. Facebook Giveaways -Follow our Facebook page for chances to win daily prizes. Stop by a branch or visit www.kentonlibrary.org for more information. Pick up a calendar or visit our event page to see all of the free programs we offer.

92 Days of Summer

92 Days of Summer Giveaways is back! #92days of summer is the length of the Kenton County Public Library Summer Reading Club – June 1-August 31 – and we will be giving prizes away every single day on our Facebook page! Summer can be an exciting adventure but many children get bored quickly. Shoot, even the adults do. So the Kenton County Public Library has you covered with our list of suggested activities and books for #92daysofsummer and giveaways for outings and fun stuff to do at home. This is a long list so print it off to hang on the fridge, mark things on your calendar or check the post often. Also be sure to check the Library Calendar of Events for additional activities. We will also be giving away prizes EVERY SINGLE DAY of the 92 Days of Summer on our Facebook page so be sure to check it out every day. In addition to the prize listed for each day, we will give away a Reis Promotions tote bag and a free one-year subscription to Kentucky Monthly every single day. #92daysofsummer Book:  Rules of Summer Activity:  Ice Cream Social Giveaway:  Ice Cream Social Prize Pack Book:  Silly Circus Tricks Activity:  Sign up for camp at Circus Mojo Giveaway:  Free Week of Summer Camp at Circus Mojo (Valid: Week of June 6) Book:  Cincinnati Reds Legends Activity:  Take in a baseball game Giveaway:  Cincinnati Reds Ticket Vouchers Book:  Wonder Woman At Super Hero High                                                                                                                [...]

92 Days of Summer

92 Days of Summer Giveaways is back! #92daysofsummer is the length of The Kenton County Public Library Summer Reading Club – June 1-August 31 – and we will be giving prizes away every single day on our Facebook page! Summer can be an exciting adventure but many children get bored quickly. Shoot, even the adults do. So the Kenton County Public Library has you covered with our list of suggested activities and books for #92daysofsummer and giveaways for outings and fun stuff to do at home. This is a long list so print it off to hang on the fridge, mark things on your calendar or check the post often. Also be sure to check the Library Calendar of Events for additional activities. We will also be giving away prizes EVERY SINGLE DAY of the 92 Days of Summer on our Facebook page so be sure to check it out every day. A coupon for a kid’s meal from Fazoli’s, donated by 4 The Love of Family, will be included with every prize.   #92daysofsummer Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Activity:  Clown around by learning to juggle, balance feathers, ride a unicycle and much more Giveaway: One week of summer camp at Circus Mojo Book: Project Kid: 100 Genius Crafts for Family Fun by Amanda Klingoff Activity:  Get out the craft supplies and see what type of creation you can make as a family Giveaway:  Two free youth art class at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center Book: 13 Modern Artists Children Should Know by Brad Finger Activity:  Visit the Contemporary Arts Center Giveaway:  Two free admission to the Contemporary Arts Center, two CAC T-shirts, four free admission to the June 27 Family Festival Book: Scooby-Doo! and the Weird Water [...]

Final Chance to Win a Laptop!

I know, I know, school has been going on for almost two weeks now and everyone is ready for scarves and pumpkin lattes and fall. But you know what just isn’t ready to end yet? KCPL’s Summer Reading Contest. Do you want a laptop? Now is your last chance to put in all your entries at https://www.kentonlibrary.org/src/teens/index.html or your most convenient KCPL branch’s reference desk. Each branch is choosing their laptop winner Tuesday, September 3. What counts as entries? Everything you have read cover to cover since June 1: comics, ebooks, manga, fiction, nonfiction… If you are blanking on what to read next, I just finished this and am a huge fan. http://www.blackbirdsnovel.com/ It has all sorts of things I like in a story: historical fiction about an interesting time period she doesn’t know much about (America during WWI), a pandemic (flu), science, and ghosts! If that doesn’t sound like something you’d like, why not ask your friendly neighborhood teen librarian? Erin, Eden, and I (Jessy) are all available to give you ideas on what you might want to read. If you want one more program attendance chance to win (you can put in entries for every Kenton County Library program you’ve attended since June 1), there will be a Bento Box lunch program at Erlanger tomorrow, Wednesday August 28, at 4pm. Register here. Even if you didn’t win anything this summer, don’t be sad—we have tons of great contests, events & giveaways coming up this fall at each KCPL branch! Check out our new program calendar & get weekly emails about what’s coming up at the library!

Wild, Wacky Fun at the library this summer!

Looking for a fun way to spend the summer with your children? Look no further! The Kenton County Public Library offers dozens of free programs each week for children of all ages. Beat the summer vacation blues by coming to one of our wacky themed programs! Whether your kids are into mess-making, puppets, or digging up dinosaur bones, we’ve got you covered! Here’s just a sampling of some of the fun things we have planned for this summer! Our programs fill up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot well in advance!   Covington No registration required. *Ice Age Mammoths Thursday, June 20 @ 2:00 PM. Grades Pre-K-2. Presented by Behringer Crawford Museum. *Fossils, Fossils & More Fossils! Tuesday, July 23 @ 2:00 PM. Grades 3-6. Presented by Behringer Crawford Museum. *Craft it. Eat it. Make wacky food and eat it, too! Wednesdays in June & July @ 2:00 PM. Ages 5-12.   Father & son at Durr’s Food Fight 2012. William E. Durr Register at 859-962-4032 beginning on June 1. *Food Fight Warning: you will get messy! Registration open now! Saturday, June 15 @2:00 PM. Grades 1-6 & a parent. *Madcap Puppets: Fantastic Fairy Tales Watch a wacky puppet show! Saturday, July 13 @ 11:00 AM. Grades Pre-K-5 & a parent. *Wipe Out!        Warning: you will get wet! Saturday, July 27 @ 1:00 PM. Ages 5-12.   ErlangerRegister at 859-962-4003 one month prior to event. *Mask-Making: Part I & II Make a mask one week, come back and decorate it the next! Thursday, June 20 & 27 from 2:00-3:30 PM. Ages 6-12. *DinoMania Dino-stories, make a dino-craft, and participate in trivia! Sunday, June 23 @ 2:00 PM. Ages 3-8 & a parent. *Beginning [...]