Sweet Reading

Make these delicious ice cream sundaes at home with your little ones. The best part? They are all based on popular children’s books!

Click the link below the list of toppings to check out a book to read while you eat.

Winnie-the-Pooh

Toppings:

  • Teddy Grahams
  • Honey
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Honeycomb Cereal

Winnie-the-Pooh Books

 

Curious George

Toppings:

  • Fresh Banana Slices
  • Pretzels
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Caramel Syrup

Curious George Books

 

S is for S’mores

Toppings:

  • Golden Grahams Cereal
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

S is for S’mores Book

 

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Toppings:

  • Blue Sprinkles
  • Whipped Cream
  • Swedish Fish
  • Strawberry Syrup

One Fish, Two Fish,

Red Fish, Blue Fish Book

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Toppings:

  • Cookie Dough Bites
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Chopped Peanuts

If You Give a

Mouse a Cookie Book

 


 

Upcoming Programs

Take a look at some of the exciting upcoming children’s programs we have planned!

 
 

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Book Bingo

Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Games  

Underwater Canvas Scene

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 7, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Cincinnati Observatory Presents Ocean Aliens

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, July 8, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 8, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Tween Book Club - 'When Stars are Scattered' by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed Tween Book Club - 'When Stars are Scattered' by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Friday, July 8, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Book Clubs  

Light Up the Sea

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Finding Nemo Movie Day

Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Puppy Tales

Attendance FULL - Call for availability
Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  

Pom-Pom Sea Turtles

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Tot Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Cincinnati Museum Center Presents Coral

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 11, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  STEAM  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

UPDATED Tower Tuesday: "Here Comes the Sun" with Musician Xander Wells

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Tween Scene - Egg Carton Fish

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Watkins Wednesday: Family Concert with David Kisor

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport - Bernadette Watkins Park
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Oobleck Ocean

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Li'l Explorers: Sharks!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Madcap Puppets presents: Fantastic Fairy Tales

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Alphabet Kids Homeschool: Deep Sea Life

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  Homeschool  STEAM  

Submarine Science

Registration Required
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  STEAM  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friday, July 15, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 15, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 15, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Save the Ocean!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, July 15, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Pearls: Jewels of the Sea

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  STEAM  

Ocean Collage

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tiny Art Show

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 18, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Cincinnati Circus Juggling Show

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Story Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Tween Scene - DIY Underwater Painting

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Watkins Wednesday: Giant Yard Game Day

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport - Bernadette Watkins Park
Children  Family  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Li'l Explorers: Sea Critters

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Take & Make: Tiny Art Show

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Kentucky Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Homeschool Book to Movie Club - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Book Clubs  Homeschool  

Mermaid Party!

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Sink or Float Science

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Games  STEAM  

Family Fun Night: Finding Dory

Registration Required
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 22, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Baby Sharkies

Registration Required
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Save the Turtles with the Sea Turtle Care Center

Registration Required
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Family  STEAM  

Oversized Board Games

Registration Required
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Games  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Ready for K Through Play

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Movers and Shakers

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tot Time

Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Upcycled Ocean Wreaths

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Monday, July 25, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Baby Bounce and Rhyme

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Story Times  

Tower Tuesday: Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fort Thomas - Tower Park
Children  Family  

Preschool Time

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Preschool Story Time

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Wax and Water Resistance Art

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Tween Scene - Seashell Collage

Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  

Cam's Kids Book Club — "Night Walk to the Sea: A Story About Rachel Carson, Earth's Protector" by Deborah Wiles

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Lap Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Watkins Wednesday: Honey Hill Farm Mobile Petting Zoo

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport - Bernadette Watkins Park
Children  Family  

Toddler Time

Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Story Times  

Li'l Explorers: Sand Castles

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Baby Time

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Story Times  

Little Bookworms

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Newport Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

Jolly Thursday: Oceans of Funny

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alexandria - AJ Jolly Park
Children  Family  

Oil Spill Cleanup

Registration Required
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  STEAM  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

DIY Sea Animals

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Friday, July 29, 2022, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Harry Potter Birthday Ice Cream Social

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  Games  

Splash Art

Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Family  DIY & Crafts  

Tween Minecraft Party

Registration Required
Thursday, August 4, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  DIY & Crafts  Games  

Art At The Armory: DIY Journals

Registration Required
Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  DIY & Crafts  

If You Give a Kid a Book Club - 'My Name is Yoon' by Helen Recorvits

Registration Required
Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Newport Branch Closed for Inventory

Friday, August 12, 2022, All Day
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Homeschool Hive: Rockets!

Registration Required
Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch
Children  Teen  Homeschool  STEAM  

The Book Bus at City of Wilder Touch a Truck/Movie Night

Saturday, August 13, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilder - City Center Park
Children  Family  Book Bus  

Homeschool Book to Movie Club - 'Charlotte's Web' by E.B. White

Registration Required
Thursday, August 18, 2022, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Book Clubs  Homeschool  

Tween Book Club - 'Out of My Mind' by Sharon Draper Tween Book Club - 'Out of My Mind' by Sharon Draper

Zoom Attendance FULL/Waitlist Available
Registration Required

Please select how you plan to attend below:

Friday, August 19, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Book Clubs  

Share the Love Truck

Registration Required
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cold Spring Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Cam's Kids Book Club — "I Am A Story" by Dan Yaccarino

Registration Required
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Book Clubs  

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, August 25, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newport Branch
Children  Teen  Adult  Family  

Baby Story Time

Registration Required
Friday, September 2, 2022, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  Family  Story Times  

DIY Book Totes

Registration Required
Saturday, September 3, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexandria Branch
Children  DIY & Crafts  

Holiday Closing - Labor Day

Sunday, September 4, 2022, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family    Holidays  

Holiday Closing - Labor Day

Monday, September 5, 2022, All Day
All Locations
Children  Teen  Adult  Family    Holidays  

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