Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading starts Saturday, June 2! Stop by any of our branches for lunch, music, face painting, photo booths, sweet treats and more.



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9 a.m.Cold Spring Branch,
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch and
Newport Branch
Registration opens. For each age group, the first 200 to register at each branch will receive a prize. Reusable grocery bags for adults, sunglasses for teens and drawstring backpacks for children.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Cold Spring BranchBig Cheese Photo Booths
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Carrico/Fort Thomas BranchBig Cheese Photo Booths
11 a.m.Alexandria BranchRegistration opens
11 a.m. - NoonAlexandria BranchMusic: Joe Wannabe
11 a.m. - NoonCold Spring BranchMusic: Ritmo Rhythm & Movement
11 a.m. - NoonCarrico/Fort Thomas BranchMusic: The Faux Frenchmen
Noon - 1 p.m.Newport BranchMusic: Chris Comer Trio
Noon - 1 p.m.All BranchesFree hot dogs, chips and water
(while supplies last)
Noon - 2 p.m.Alexandria BranchEnchanted Faces
(face painter & balloon artist)
Noon - 2 p.m.Newport BranchRainbow Face Painting
1 - 2 p.m.Alexandria BranchSweet Treats: Marty's Waffles
1 - 2 p.m.Cold Spring BranchSweet Treats: Kona Ice
1 - 2 p.m.Carrico/Fort Thomas BranchSweet Treats: Fantasy in Frosting (custom cookies)
1 - 2 p.m.Newport BranchSweet Treats: Bello Pops

Summer Reading

Jolly Thursday 2017

Summer Reading is easy – read books, win prizes, do it again. Starting June 2, stop in any time to register and pick up a brochure. Enjoy more than 20 programs for young children each week, family events, educational programs for all ages and more.

View the 2018 Summer Reading brochure online! {PDF}

Don’t miss Jolly Thursdays – great weekly events at 10 a.m. every Thursday in June and July at A.J. Jolly Park.

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