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May 19, 2024

Free Summer Programs at the Kenton County Public Library

Ventriloquist, concerts, water slides, free lunch and more make it a summer to remember with KCPL!

Summer Reading; All Locations
Now – July 31. Read all summer long for chances to win cool prizes. Adults, teens and children. Visit for details.

Lunch at the Library; Covington Branch
Mondays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kids and adults eat free.

Erlanger Branch
Wednesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Kids eat free. Adults can purchase lunch for a small fee.

Independence Branch
Fridays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Kids eat free. Adults can purchase lunch for a small fee.

Meet Therapy Dogs; Covington Branch
Mondays in July, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.; Teens only. Register at

Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre Presents: Rhythms of Our Land; Covington Branch

Saturday, July 8, 2 – 3 p.m.; Bi-Okoto preserves, promotes and shares the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using various art forms.

Jim Gill Family Concert; Erlanger Branch
Saturday, July 15, 1 – 2 p.m.; Sing and clap along with Jim Gill.

Ventriloquist; Covington Branch
Saturday, July 15, 2 – 3 p.m.; Ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn will wow the crowd with his entertaining show using sculpted foam and latex puppets.

Giant Water Slides!; Independence Branch
Friday, July 21, 12 – 3 p.m.; Beat the heat while sailing down a giant water slide. Cool treats provided.

School of Rock Concert; Erlanger Branch
Tuesday, July 25, 6 – 7 p.m.; Enjoy a performance by School of Rock Northern Kentucky.

Water Day; Erlanger Branch
Saturday, July 29, 1 – 3:30 p.m.; Inflatable slip and slide, watery sensory bins, walk-through car wash and more. Bring your swimsuit, towels and sunscreen.

Fantastic Beasts with Raptor Inc.; Erlanger Branch
Monday, July 31, 3 – 4 p.m.; Celebrate the magical creatures that Harry and Newt cherish while discovering the enchanted creatures that live in your own backyard. Live animals on-site. Best for ages 5 and up.

Once Upon an Orchestra; Covington Branch

Tuesday, July 11; 3-3:30 p.m.

Join the library for a family performance featuring live interactive storytelling set to music composed for the book selected, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  Presented by the Louisvillle Orchestra. No RSVP is needed!

Visit for a complete list of programs and registration.

(Source: Gina Stegner, Public Relations Coordinator at the KCPL)

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a mom of three with one on the way. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.