When it’s your turn to bring a snack, who not bring something healthy and fun! These spider snacks are easy to make and your kids will love them! Read more
More than 1,000 people took the time to fill out our Long Range Plan Survey. We appreciate your feedback. We are looking forward to combing through your responses to get a picture of how you see the library of the future.
Six lucky patrons were randomly selected to win Target gift cards for their participation. The library has contacted those individuals.
Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in our survey.
According to the latest data from Kentucky Department of Education, an average of 44% Campbell County incoming kindergarteners were not ready for school.
Shake your sillies out while we sing, dance, and play in this musical story time. Read more
Summer is over but that doesn’t mean the fun is! Cam has some fresh activity sheets celebrating back to school and fall. Read more
Lifelong Campbell County resident Carla M. Landon gained a passion for libraries at a young age. Now she’s bringing her passion and skills in community leadership and public relations to the Campbell County Public Library as the newest appointed member of its Board of Trustees.
Ms. Landon of Fort Thomas, chair of the Northern Kentucky Forum since January 2013, was appointed to the Library’s Board of Trustees on August 5. She was sworn in by Campbell County Judge-Executive Steve Pendery Wednesday. Ms. Landon replaces board member Mike Whiteman, who resigned in April when he moved out of the county. Ms. Landon was appointed to fill the two remaining years of Mr. Whiteman’s unexpired term.
“We are fortunate to have a well-qualified candidate who cares deeply about the future of the Library. She is looking forward to applying her career experiences to the challenges facing CCPL and all libraries today,” said Cathy Howard, Board president.
As Chair of the Northern Kentucky Forum, Ms. Landon manages the organization’s communications. She also has served the Forum as vice chair and marketing/public relations committee co-chair. She was in Leadership Northern Kentucky, class of 2015, and has served in leadership roles in several other organizations.
Her first official meeting with the Board was Wednesday, August 19.
The Library advertised openings for the board positions for two months, and candidates submitted resumes to apply. Board members interviewed all applicants and submitted the names of two potential candidates to Kentucky State Librarian Wayne Onkst. The State Librarian sent the nominations to Campbell County Judge-Executive Steve Pendery. The fiscal court approved Judge Pendery’s appointment of Landon on August 5, 2015.
Key issues facing the upcoming board include the 2012 lawsuit currently before the Kentucky Supreme Court and the development of a long-range plan.
The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, rotating locations among the branches. Meetings are open to the public.
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There’s more great events than ever at Campbell County Public Library and more people than ever attending them. Now there’s more space for it all! After six months of planning and renovation to the lower floor of the Newport Branch, our spacious new Presidents Room is complete.
“It’s more state-of-the-art than our other meeting rooms,” said Assistant Director and Newport Branch Manager Chantelle Bentley Phillips, citing a projector, big-screen monitor, speakers and a second television that will simultaneously show what’s on the projector. “So for people who are in the back, that will be great,” she added.
The space will be a good fit for programs such as the Regional History Series, and several groups are already scheduled to use it. The new space will also allow the Library to host traveling exhibits by the American Library Association and the Smithsonian.
The space’s double doors will allow exhibitors to easily move valuable items in and out, while its enhanced security will keep them safe.
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This fall, our Cold Spring Branch will be debuting a Homeschool Lego Club. Each Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., we are inviting children ages 6-11 to create a Lego masterpiece.
Our first Homeschool Lego Club will meet Tuesday, September 15. The kids will be making the Lego maze seen in this how-to video.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) will facilitate three community listening sessions to begin developing a long-range plan for the Library. Read more