Fall 2019 Story Times

Help your child nurture a love of reading by attending one of our weekly story times.

Story Time Schedule

Check the schedule below to find the story time that suits your family best. The schedule is for the week of Sept. 9 through the week of Dec. 9. However, it is always best to search our calendar to make sure a story time hasn’t been cancelled for the date you are planning to attend.

Babies

Newborn – Age 2

Alexandria Branch
• Babies & Books
– 11:15 am Fridays
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Cold Spring Branch
• Baby Sign Story Time
– 9:30 am Thursdays


Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
• Lap Time
– 9:30 am Wednesdays
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• Baby Time
– 9:30 & 10:30 am Thursdays
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Newport Branch
• Baby Bounce & Rhyme
– 10 am Wednesdays

Tots & Toddlers

Ages 2-3 (Unless Noted)

Cold Spring Branch
• Tot Time
– 9:30 & 11:30 am Mondays
– Ages 1-3

• Toddler Time
– 10 & 11 am Wednesdays


Newport Branch
• Movers & Shakers
– 10 am Tuesdays

Pre-K

Ages 3-5

Alexandria Branch
• Terrific Tuesdays
– 11:15 am Tuesdays
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Cold Spring Branch
• Preschool Time
– 10:30 am Thursdays


Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
• Story Time Stars
– 11 am Tuesdays


Newport Branch
• Ready for K Through Play
– 10 am Mondays

• Story Tots
– 10 am Thursdays

Family & All Ages

Cold Spring Branch
• Family Story Time
– 10 am Saturdays


Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
• Movers & Shakers
– 11 am Wednesdays

Touch Tone Tales

If you can’t make it to the weekly story times, catch a free story every week on Touch Tone Tales. Call 859-572-5039 for free any time of day or night to hear a funny story. The stories are especially enjoyable for ages 4 and older.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a great way to help families prepare their little ones for later reading success. The program is open to all children ages 0-5. Participants receive a reading log and incentives after every 100 books read.

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Additional Children’s Programs

Our story times are just a few of the children’s programs we have each week. Additional children’s programs, including those for children in grades 1-5, can be found below.

 
 

Day of the Book/El Día de los Libros

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  STEAM  

The Book Bus at Heroes Day

Sunday, April 28, 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Curbside Only Starting at 5pm Due to Arts and Culture Event

Friday, May 3, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

If You Give a Kid a Book Club: 'Cece Loves Science' by Kimberly Derting

Registration Required
Thursday, May 9, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, May 10, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

STAFF TRAINING - Library Opens at 1 pm

Friday, May 10, 2024, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Tween Book Club: 'Some Places More than Others' by Renee Watson

Registration Required
Friday, May 10, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Book Clubs  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

The Book Bus at the Mother's Day Garden Market

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Curbside Only Starting at 5pm Due to Arts and Culture Event

Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Early Literacy Playdate

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family        

The Book Bus at the Early Literacy Play Date

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Family Board Game Day

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  Games  

Cam's Kids Book Club: 'Molly's Tuxedo' by Vicki Johnson

Registration Required
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, May 23, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Puppy Tales

Friday, May 24, 2024, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Curbside Only Starting at 5pm Due to Arts and Culture Event

Friday, May 24, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Holiday Closing: Memorial Day

Sunday, May 26, 2024, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Holiday Closing: Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2024, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Make a Hat, Take a Hat

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Tot Time

Monday, June 3, 2024, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Monday, June 3, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready For K Through Play

Monday, June 3, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children        Story Times  

Tot Time

Monday, June 3, 2024, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Time

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children        Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Honey Hill Farm Mobile Petting Zoo

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Time

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Summer Reading Kickoff: Build-Your-Own Adventure Kit

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

The Book Bus on Tour: Popsicles with Puppies & Duckies

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Cozy Time for Babies

Registration Required
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Gem Dig

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Jolly Thursday: Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Baby Wigglers

Registration Required
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Board Game Bonanza

Registration Required
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Games  

Afternoon Art: Animal Tracks Stamps

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Story Time

Friday, June 7, 2024, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Together Time Tales

Friday, June 7, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Summer Reading Kickoff: WAVE Foundation presents Tide Pool

Registration Required
Friday, June 7, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  STEAM  

Puppy Tales

Registration Required
Saturday, June 8, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  

Family Board Game Day: Adventure Edition!

Sunday, June 9, 2024, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  Games  

Tot Time

Monday, June 10, 2024, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Monday, June 10, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Monday, June 10, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children        Story Times  

Tot Time

Monday, June 10, 2024, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

DIY Adventure Badges

Monday, June 10, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children        Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Talewise Science Heroes presents 'Adventure of the Lost Treasure'

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Time

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Adventure Sash Decorating

Registration Required
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Take & Make: Hot Air Balloons

Registration Required
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

The Book Bus on Tour: Art All Over!

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Cozy Time for Babies

Registration Required
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce & Rhyme

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Kentucky Shakespeare presents - Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Baby Wigglers

Registration Required
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Homeschool: Weather Science

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children    Homeschool      STEAM  

Geology Rocks!

Registration Required
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

If You Give a Kid a Book Club: 'Song in the City' by Daniel Bernstorm

Registration Required
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Bollywood Beat

Friday, June 14, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  Health & Fitness  

Baby Story Time

Friday, June 14, 2024, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Together Time Tales

Friday, June 14, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tween Book Club: 'The Lion of Mars' by Jennifer L. Holm

Registration Required
Friday, June 14, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Book Clubs  

The Book Bus at the Silver Grove Touch a Truck

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Silver Grove - Chief Sayers Park
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Family Roblox Club

Registration Required
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  STEAM  Technology  

Take & Make: Wooden Bird Feeders

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, June 17, 2024, All Day
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Tot Time

Monday, June 17, 2024, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Monday, June 17, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Monday, June 17, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children        Story Times  

Tot Time

Monday, June 17, 2024, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Beginning Woodworking

Registration Required
Monday, June 17, 2024, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children        Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Foam-tastic Party!

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tween Scene: Cardboard Sword Forging

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Cam's Kids Book Club: 'Hidden Gem' by Linda Liu

Registration Required
Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Holiday Closing: Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

The Book Bus on Tour: Beach Bash

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Locations
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Jolly Thursday: Bright Star Theatre presents - Storybook Tales

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Baby Wigglers

Registration Required
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Juice & Paint

Registration Required
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Squishmallow Party

Friday, June 21, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Story Time

Friday, June 21, 2024, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Story Times  

Together Time Tales

Friday, June 21, 2024, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Take & Make: DIY Spin Drums

Registration Required
Monday, June 24, 2024, All Day
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Tot Time

Monday, June 24, 2024, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Monday, June 24, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Monday, June 24, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children        Story Times  

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