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Help your child nurture a love of reading by attending one of our weekly story times.
Read all about an awesome new program to the library as we introduce “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Campbell County, Kentucky.” This partnership with Campbell County schools and the Dolly Parton Foundation will give you the opportunity to sign your child up to receive a free new book in the mail each month until age 5.
Also in the September “Connections“:
- All during September, enjoy a super fun learning experience at area parks titled “Play, Explore, Build.” We will supply all the building materials and young ones will supply the creativity in STEAM building/engineering projects. There will be Play, Explore, Build sessions at Tower Park in Fort Thomas, Buena Vista Park in Newport and A.J. Jolly Park in Alexandria.
- Relatives Raising Relatives Support Group moves to Cold Spring.
- Kids can get hands-on with pop art at Warhol Wannabes at Cold Spring.
- Help your cat unwind with DIY Cat Wine at Carrico/Fort Thomas.
- YART: The Art Yard Sale returns to Newport with affordable art by local artisans.
- Teacher Supply Swap debuts at Newport the same day as YART.
- Teens can test their skills at Alexandria’s Chess Tournament for Teens.
- Read all that and more in the September “Connections.”
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Celebrate Children’s Book Week by checking out some of our community’s favorites. Read more
Help your little ones prepare for kindergarten by attending our weekly Ready for K Through Play story time at our Newport Branch. Read more
Young ones and parents can use our new labels to find and select just the right Easy Readers. Read more
Kennedy Stith of Alexandria, Ky., didn’t just read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. She read 1,000 books before she even turned 3.
More than 200 kids of all ages rocked, rattled and rolled at Tower Park Amphitheater in Fort Thomas for the World’s Largest Storytime on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
CCPL was proud to participate in the event, which was part of the Childhood Literacy Initiative, sponsored by the United Way, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Simultaneous storytimes were held at other locations in the area. In Fort Thomas, morning rains gave way to glorious, albeit hot and steamy sun just in time for a big crowd.
CCPL Children’s Librarians revved up the youngsters, who were supplied with free maracas, with singing and dancing to kick things off. Then Newport Children’s Librarian Joan Johnsen, who is retiring this month after 14 years, led a raucus reading of Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault and illustrator Lois Ehlert’s children’s classic, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The youngsters joyfully supplied the “boom booms” during the reading.
The party continued with a reading of Eric Litwin’s Pete the Cat by Carrico/Fort Thomas Children’s Librarian Laura Stanfield.
Balloon artists from Cincinnati Circus Company entertained parents and children and, of course, presented kids with creatively crafted balloons. There were also plenty of activities for the kids, including bookmark coloring, tattoos and book giveaways.
And perfect relief from the heat was provided by cool refreshments, courtesy of Kona Ice.
Campbell County Public Library thanks everyone who came down to Tower Park and made this special day a big success. Thanks also to those who donated new or gently used books, which will be used to strengthen literacy and overcome educational barriers in childhood poverty. In addition, thanks to our partners, the City of Fort Thomas, for providing the venue, and Blue Marble Books, 1356 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas.
Here are more photos from the event:
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Northern Kentucky libraries are banding together to provide new parents with information about early literacy and a start to their board book collection.
Campbell, Kenton and Boone County Public Libraries have teamed up to provide new parents with an informational brochure about the importance of reading to babies.
The brochure, available at parenting classes held at St. Elizabeth campuses, demonstrates the importance of reading to your baby. Reading together every day builds strong minds and nurturing relationships.
To encourage new parents to start reading, all NKY library branches have free board books for new parents. Just mention this blog or the brochure at the check out desk and we will give you a book to start your at home collection.
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