Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading starts Saturday, June 3! We are celebrating with activities, food, games, Kona Ice, music and more.

Summer Reading Kickoff Event

Help us kick off Summer Reading at all three branches on Saturday, June 3. In addition to fun games and crafts throughout the day, we have a variety of activities planned.


9 amAllRegistration opens. Free drawstring backpacks to the first 250 children and 200 teens who register at each branch!
9 - 11 amNewport BranchMeet Cam the Library Lion
10 am - 2 pmAllPhoto booth
11 am - 4 pmNewport BranchLast chance to see the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibition
11:30 am – 1 pmCold Spring BranchMeet Cam the Library Lion
12 pmAllFree hot dogs, chips and water
(while supplies last)
12 – 1 pmCarrico/Fort Thomas BranchMusic: The Faux Frenchman
12 – 1 pmCold Spring BranchMusic: Bacchanal Steel Band
12 – 1 pmNewport BranchMusic: Chris Comer Trio
12 - 1 pmCarrico/Fort Thomas BranchKona Ice
1:15 - 2:15 pmCold Spring BranchKona Ice
2:30 - 3:30 pmNewport BranchKona Ice


Summer Reading

Summer Reading is easy – read books, win prizes, do it again. Starting June 3, stop in any time to register and pick up a brochure.  Enjoy more than 20 programs for young children each week, family events and movies, plus fun educational programs for elementary kids and teens.

View the 2017 Summer Reading brochure online! {PDF}

Don’t miss Jolly Thursdays – great weekly events at 10 am every Thursday in June and July at A.J. Jolly Park. Jolly Thursdays are sponsored by the Library, the Campbell County Parks & Recreation Department and the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service.