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Indoor Play Spots For Winter Days

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Need a few ideas to help the kids blow off steam during winter break? Check out these spots for classes, events, winter camps and all-out fun!   Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center (620 Greenup St., Covington) will host a Saturday Arts Sampler on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Try out a… Read more »

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Holiday Reads

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The holidays are a great time to share a story with your little ones. Children’s Librarian Terri Diebel, and Juvenile Collection Development Librarian Cecilia Horn from the Kenton County Public Library compiled a list of faves that are sure to delight. Check out Horn’s blog for more unique recommendations at kentonlibrary.org/blog/wynk/: The Christmas Boot by… Read more »

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Merry Christmas, Y’all!

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Plenty of good reads abound during the holidays, but one book in particular is getting a very welcome reception by Northern Kentuckians — because it’s a holiday book all about them! About a year ago, Jennifer Sierra was looking for a Kentucky-themed Christmas book for her daughter, and struggled to find a title that fit the… Read more »

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New Program for Homeschoolers

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Homeschoolers in Northern Kentucky have a new spot to hang out — the Cold Spring Branch of the Campbell County Public Library (3920 Alexandria Pike).  On the first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m., homeschoolers in grades 1 – 5 and their families can meet others and enjoy a special program designed just for… Read more »

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Polar Express Readings at BCM

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Head to the Behringer-Crawford Museum (1600 Montague Road) this holiday season for stories, crafts and an astounding model train display that’s a favorite in Northern Kentucky.  Local children’s librarians will read the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, then guests can create a Christmas craft, enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies, and visit with Santa!… Read more »

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Expansion at Erlanger Library

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The Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library (401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger) has a new construction project that will add 13,000 square feet to the facility.  Next year when the project’s complete, visitors will enjoy a new meeting room, a space for studying, and the STREAM Learning Center offerings of STEM/STEAM programs and… Read more »

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Free Shows at NKU’s Haile Planetarium

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Families can stargaze all winter long at Northern Kentucky University’s Haile Planetarium, which offers free, hour-long shows on Monday and Tuesday afternoons (perfect for homeschoolers!) and Friday evenings.  Shows include a look at the skies with themes like Monsters of the Cosmos and The Secret Lives of Stars. The Planetarium also offers special shows including… Read more »

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Drop Your Drawers at the Library!

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The Boone, Campbell and Kenton County Libraries have partnered for the annual Drop Your Drawers campaign — a drive to collect packages of new underwear for boys and girls (preferably in sizes 4 – 16) now through Saturday, Dec. 31. Donations help replenish Northern Kentucky elementary schools’ supply of emergency underpants — schools hand out… Read more »

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Boone County’s Jack-O-Lantern Contest and Walk

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There’s a new location for Boone County’s Jack-O-Lantern Contest and Walk this year!  Head to Boone County Fairgrounds (5819 Idlewild Road, Burlington) on Oct. 29 for for a fun pumpkin carving contest, whether you want to enter or just enjoy the creative contributions. Those entering can get an entry form and rules at boonecountyky.org.  Categories include… Read more »

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