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June 23, 2024

Summer Reading at the Libraries!

Summertime means summer reading! Celebrate by heading to one of these local libraries with games, activities and more!

Summer reading kicked off at KCPL, you can celebrate with them all summerlong!

-Wild Wednesdays take place at the Erlanger Branch at 7 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on June 26), and include making alien slime, creating gravity art, making straw rockets and learning the art of stage fighting with the KY Shakespeare Company.

-“A Universe of Stories” story time takes place on Mondays at 11 a.m., at the Erlanger Branch and includes crafts, hands-on activities and more to celebrate the planets, sun, moon and stars. Check out for more information.

CCPL has educational outreach opportunities in the community this summer!

-Tower Tuesdays happen Tuesdays from 10 – 11 a.m. at Tower Park in Fort Thomas (900 S. Fort Thomas Ave.). Expect visits from a Mascot Day (June 11); Indian dance from the Cultural Center of Cincinnati (June 18); touch-a-truck (June 25).

Jolly Thursdays take place Thursdays from 10 – 11 a.m. at AJ Jolly Park in Alexandria (1501 Racetrack Road). Honey Hill Farm (June 13); the Cultural Center of Cincinnati (June 20); and Mr. Cowpie and friends (June 27). Head to for more information.

BCPL offers educational, entertaining and free programming all summerlong!

-On Wednesdays in June from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., the Main Library in Burlington (1786 Burlington Pike) has Full STEAM Ahead, a hands-on program for children in grades K – 5. Themes include Earth science, chemical reactions, body science and engineering. To register, call 859-342-2665.

-On Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Scheben Branch (8899 US 42, Union) Mr. Molecule will present, “Big Blast of Space,” a program that explores the basic concepts of astronomy from molecules to the Milky Way. Head to for more information.

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).