Author Archives: Jim Pleshinger
Get in the spirit of the season with Halloween-themed events this October. Read more
Little Libraries are not only a great community service, they’re a fine way to show some innovation. Read more
In its second year, Drop Your Drawers’ amazing success was felt well beyond Campbell County.
Building on the inaugural Drop Your Drawers in 2015, Campbell County Public Library took the program statewide in 2016, with an assist from author Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants character. With “the Captain” leading the charge on signs and posters, libraries throughout Kentucky joined the drive, which collects boys’ and girls’ underwear packages to replenish local elementary schools’ emergency supplies and assists their Family Resource Centers.
Locally, your generosity helped us raise 6,908 pair, well past our goal of 6,000, which were delivered to Campbell County public elementary schools. Statewide, an astounding 27,150 pair were donated.
The need is great. Because parents are often unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time, especially as schools struggle to keep their supplies of emergency underwear from running out.
Thanks to you, children in Campbell County and throughout Kentucky benefit.
More Community News
This month in “Connections”:
• Read about young Kennedy Stith of Alexandria, Ky., who became our first child to complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
• Read about all the positive changes at the Library and their impact on patrons in our Annual Report to the Community.
• Meet new board member Tracy Smith.
• Read about great programs and events in October, including Baby Sign Story Time, a visit from author Robert H. Patton as part of our Signature Series and ASL Movie Night.