|It's time for Summer Reading at Campbell County Public Libraries. The Carrico/Fort Thomas branch is located at 1000 Highland Avenue.|
The Campbell County Public Library Summer Reading Program kicks off Saturday, June 5. This year’s theme is "Wild About Books" and focuses on animals and the habitats they call home.
Programs run throughout June and July for all ages – from dreaming up a fantasy zoo to drive-in movies featuring everyone’s favorite hedgehog Sonic to creating animal shadow puppets and learning how to keep our oceans clean.
Register now for all the fun!
Registration on June 5 opens at 9 a.m. at the Carrico/Fort Thomas branch as well as at Cold Spring and Newport. At the Alexandria branch, registration starts at 11 a.m.
Patrons who register will go home with cool giveaways, while supplies last. Children will receive a backpack; teens will get a reusable water bottle with built-in straw and adults will score a flashlight pen.
Track your reading
All you need to do to win prizes is to read and track your reading. Patrons can track their reading with the Beanstack app or pick up a paper log at any of the library’s branches for a chance to win prizes big and small through July. The grand prize for adults is a $100 Kroger gift card; teens can win a Nintendo Switch Lite; and children can win a six-month subscription to KiwiCo(STEAM and science kits).
For more information on the Summer Reading Program, go to cc-pl.org/summer-reading.
AND, there’s more!
Here’s a list of some of the events at the Carrico/Fort Thomas branch. Check cc-pl.org for more details and for events at other libraries throughout the county.
Registration is required unless otherwise noted. All state and federal COVID-19 mandates will be followed.
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch:
Book Discussion, Coffee & Conversation, 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 14: The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King. In-person or Zoom.
Trivia Night, 7 p.m., Friday, July 23: This month’s trivia night theme is Animals Around the World. Play for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Teens also welcome. Zoom.
Art After Hours, 7 p.m., Friday, July 30: Showcasing 13 local artists who work in range of styles and mediums, patrons can also relax to music by blues musician Ricky Nye; enjoy floral arrangements from Fort Thomas Florist & Greenhouses; and revel in fried goodness served up by Moonrise Doughnuts. Artists will be available to discuss their work, some of which can be purchased. In-person.
For teens and tweens:
Summer Game Day for Teens, 4 p.m., Thursday, July 1: Compete in wacky outdoor challenges in honor of the Summer Olympics. Ages 11-19. In-person.
Teen Summer Safari Party, 4 p.m., Saturday, July 31: Join the library on a virtual Safari! They will have trivia, games and even a fun craft. Pick up a Take & Make bag of goodies to make the party even more exciting. Ages 11-19. Zoom.
Winnie the Pooh Interactive Movie, 4 p.m., Thursday, July 1: Silly old bear! Go on an adventure with Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Sing along, act out scenes or relax and enjoy the movie. In-person or Take & Make.
Clay Day: Animal Shapes, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 3: The library will supply play dough, tools and animal molds for this craft. In-person.
Summertime on the Farm, 4 p.m., Friday, July 23: Find out what’s happening on Good Green Earth Farm this summer! What animals were born in spring and how much have they grown? YouTube.
Animal Poses Yoga, 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17: This beginner-level yoga class instructed by Phoenix Wilson includes a special emphasis on animal poses. Grades 1-5. In-person.
Puppy Tales, 2-4 p.m., Saturday, July 31: Come read a story or two to a specially trained therapy dog. Sessions will be 15 minutes. Library staff will contact patrons to schedule a specific time. Grades 1-5. In-person.
For young ones:
Together Time Tales, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 1, 15 and 29: Miss Jennifer will read stories, lead learning activities and help little ones develop important literacy skills. Ages 3-5. In-person or Zoom.
Movers & Shakers, 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 9 and 23: Shake, move and sing in this active, musical story time. Ages 2-3. In-person.
Baby Time with Miss Joyce, 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 20: This story time builds baby language skills through engaging and interactive songs, rhymes, simple movement and books. Newborn-2. No need to register. YouTube.
The Campbell County Public Library operates four branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport, phone 859-572- 5035. The Alexandria Branch is located at 8333 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria, phone 859-572-7463. Express locations for pickups and returns are located in Silver Grove and Melbourne.