Paul Johnson of California, Ky., has been named the outstanding public library trustee of 2018 by the Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA). Read more
Category Archives: Board
For several years, a sign pointing to the “Future Site of Campbell County Public Library” has been visible from US 27 near Parkside south of Alexandria. The Library has no immediate plans to pursue construction of the new library, and a decision was made to take the sign down this week.
“Having a sign up implies construction might start soon, and that is confusing since there are no plans to move forward with a new library at this time,” said JC Morgan, director of the library. “The sign had become worn and the expense of replacing it, when no immediate plans are in place, did not seem wise,” he said.
The Library is exploring ways to provide some library services in southern Campbell County but no decisions have been made as to location or what services would be offered.
For now, the Library still owns the land at US 27 and Parkside and fundraising for a new library continues in the hope that one day, a new library building with full-service operations will be possible.
Tracy Smith of Alexandria was appointed Aug. 3 to the Board of the Campbell County Public Library by the Campbell County Fiscal Court. She fulfills the unexpired term of Steven Trumbo, who resigned in May. Her term will end Sept. 30, 2018. In addition, Cathy Howard of Fort Thomas and Paul Johnson of California, KY, were reappointed to serve their second four-year terms, which expire in 2020.
The Library is proud to present our 2016 Five-Year Strategic plan, which is a roadmap that identifies the Library’s future goals. Read more
A former Kentucky librarian and lifetime advocate is celebrated her 100th birthday on March 14, 2016. Read more
By Syd Fillhardt, Campbell County High School Student
I attended a Macy’s Artwave program on February 27th with my mom. This program was put on by the Forget-Me-Not Historical Dance Company. I didn’t even know there was such a group!
I’m not a huge fan of dance, but I do appreciate the art of dance and all the hard work that goes into it. My mom pointed out this program was going to showcase historical dances performed at President William Howard Taft’s Inaugural Ball in 1909. Being a history lover, with an interest in U.S. Presidents, I thought this would be an interesting program to attend.
I have visited the Taft boyhood home in Cincinnati a few times and liked how the program related our 27th president. I was right. The dancers, decked out in period costumes, performed four dances that were used at President Taft’s Inauguration celebration.
I had no idea that period dances were something that could be researched, studied and performed. I was tired just watching them dance!
It was very interesting to see how the public danced in 1909, compared to today. I’m glad I attended this program, as it gave me a broader perspective of ArtsWave and the different variations of art that they support.
I’ve been a library supported for sixteen years and appreciate the knowledge that I’ve gained just by visiting the Campbell County Public Library. I look forward to what’s next at the library!
Syd is the daughter of CCPL Board Secretary Christie Fillhardt.
My son, Buddy Fillhardt, absolutely loves visiting with Wilma, the rescue dog when she takes her appearances at the Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch for the program Puppy Tales.
One thing my son doesn’t like to do as much is to read, but he will read several books during his time with Wilma, as Wilma loves to be read to! A beautiful Saturday afternoon and my son’s main agenda is to go to the library and participate in the Puppy Tales program.
Wilma ‘s owner, Linda Miller, and Joyce Emery, Children’s Programmer at Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch, really go out of their way to make this program a success. We have so much fun with it.
My son likes the program so much, he even uses the library’s app to register himself for the next session or for other programs he is interested in attending. He is getting a great overview of how useful the app can be, while learning more about technology.
Upcoming Puppy Tales
Saturday, March 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch
On Dec. 10, the Kentucky Supreme Court let stand the decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Read more
In 2012, our board approved mission and vision statements. These statements serve as guideposts in our quest to provide you the best possible library services. 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.
More Community News