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Each year as summer draws to a close, teachers, parents, and students alike all begin their back to school preparations. Under normal circumstances this can be a trying time, especially for those just starting school. As we all know, life has been anything but “normal” in 2020 and returning to school, in whatever form that may be, is likely to be filled with stress and anxiety. A few fun stories might be just the ticket to help alleviate some of that fear and maybe even generate a little excitement about going back to school!   A Wynk, a Blynk, and a Nod to New Books about Back to School   All Welcome Here by James Preller, illus. by Mary GrandPré This collection of haiku poems celebrates the first day of school with all the excitement and anxiety that it brings. The colorful illustrations provide a reassurance and depict inclusiveness. Choo-choo School by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Mike Yamada A train station becomes a classroom for train cars and the conductor a teacher in this rollicking new picture book. Perfect for train-loving children! Cookie and Broccoli: Ready for School! By Bob McMahon This is the first in an early graphic novel series. Two friends navigate the ups and downs of the first day of first grade by inviting their friends to join the Shy Friends Club. First Day Critter Jitters by Jory John, illus. by Liz Climo The animals are nervous for the first day of school, but … so is their teacher. As they help one another out, they learn that school is not so scary after all. The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School by Kristin Mahoney This chapter book for grades [...]

By |August 10th, 2020|Categories: Featured Post|0 Comments

Super Science

Get a library card by email. Questions? Get help. Check out these quick guides to Libby  and Hoopla. Login with your library card to: PebbleGo Animals & Science Purpose: Helps students in Grades PReK-5 learn about key concepts about animals. Content: Learn about animals and science. Age Level: Grades PreK-5th grade eBooks for younger kids (5-8)   Series iscience jr. Bumba Books - A First Look at STEM For older kids (8-12) Series Magic School Bus Audiobooks National Geographic Kids Searchlight Books ™ - What's Cool about Science? Science in Action Science Fundamentals Science of Natural Disasters More Super Simple Science Project: STEAM Flowchart Smart

By |July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|Comments Off on Super Science

Game On!

Get a library card by email. Questions? Get help. Check out these quick guides to Libby  and Hoopla. For younger kids (5-8) For older kids (8-12)

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|Comments Off on Game On!

Get Messy!

Get a library card by email. Questions? Get help. Check out these quick guides to Libby  and Hoopla. For younger kids (5-8) For older kids (8-12) Lessons from CreativeBug (Create an account with your library card) Watch a tutorial on how to get CreativeBug Experiments & Projects Crafts & Hobbies Art

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|Comments Off on Get Messy!

Celebration of Nations Around the World

For younger kids (5-8)   For older kids (8-12) More about the World from Overdrive Culture of the World Earth's Continents Count Your Way Through  Ancient Civilizations More about the World from Hoopla Culture Links from the library (access with your library card!) CultureGrams Kids (Age: K-5) Purpose: Reports on countries and cultures, visiting a foreign country – learn about the culture first. Content: Concise and reliable multimedia on 200 cultures of the world. Special section called, "Life as a Kid" TrueFlix (Login then look for "Continents") (Age: 3rd-6th grade) The True Books series brought to life for today’s student. Books and videos include information on science, civilizations, government and more. Learn a language Spanish titles

By |July 1st, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|Comments Off on Celebration of Nations Around the World

Expanded Genealogy Research Assistance Available!

We are available to help you with your family history or local property research. Expanded Local History and Genealogy Research Assistance Available! A lot of us are spending time at home researching our distant relatives or thinking about the history of our neighborhoods or houses. In order to help patrons who may not be able to visit the Library, the Local History and Genealogy Department at the Covington branch is offering more options for patrons to connect with staff to get help with their research needs. Starting Monday, July 6, 2020 patrons can schedule a one-hour appointment via a phone call or online through a virtual meeting. Appointments are available Monday - Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM. Invitations for virtual meetings will be sent via email. Patrons can still request an in-person one-hour appointment as well. To schedule an appointment, please call the Local History and Genealogy Department at (859) 962-4070. To get the most out of your appointment, be sure to have a specific research question in mind, and bring or prepare any materials you may have pertaining to the question, so that we can best utilize the appointment time. Common appointment topics include: introduction to genealogy, research on a specific ancestor, assistance with online genealogy databases, or the basics of property research.  

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Featured Post|Comments Off on Expanded Genealogy Research Assistance Available!

Creative Castles to Inspire the Imagination

Summer Reading Celebration is in full swing at the Kenton County Public Library.  Stop by any of our branches to pick up your book log or visit kentonlibrary.org/src to register.  People of all ages are encouraged to join the fun. If you happen to be visiting the Erlanger Branch, make sure to view the cardboard castles in our display cases in the front lobby.  Staff members and volunteers handcrafted these fantasy creations to tie in with our summer reading theme: "Imagine Your Story." Kids of all ages (and kids at heart) will enjoy viewing the colorful fortresses. This castle has amazing detail work.  The “stonework” around the windows, the battlements on the turrets, and the coat of arms on the front wall are elements that add to the whimsy of this piece. I’m not sure if purple castles exist in real life, but we have one in our display case.  This one is a real gem with lots of thoughtful details, such as the thatched roofs and aqua-colored flags. The front door is a real showstopper! The curtains are made from real fabric. Our next castle has a green pet dragon living on its roof.  The pinecone creature guards this marvelous structure against invaders. The turrets, flags, and “wooden” front door are an impressive sight.  As you can see, this dwelling is surrounded by water to help fortify it. We have lots of books at the library on castles, knights, dragons, princesses, and other topics to capture your imagination.  You may also check out any of the books in the display cases – just ask a staff member. Inspiration for the castles came from Pinterest, but staff and volunteers put their own inventive touches on [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Featured Post|Comments Off on Creative Castles to Inspire the Imagination

Explore The Great Outdoors

For younger kids (5-8)                    For older kids (8-12)    More kids nature ebooks from Overdrive More kids nature ebooks from Hoopla  Scientists in the Field Series Topics: Stargazing Birds

By |June 25th, 2020|Categories: Book Lists|Comments Off on Explore The Great Outdoors