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Drop Your Drawers tops 27,000 statewide

In its second year, Drop Your Drawers’ amazing success was felt well beyond Campbell County.

Gallatin County Public Library collected Drop Your Drawers donations in Turbo Toilet 2000.

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.

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September “Connections” Newsletter

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NKY libraries offering free book for newborns

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.

Each library also hosts story times most weeks. Check out the list to find the right one for your family.

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