Classics to Share & Giveaway

wizardI love classic music, books, movies, cars, games and pretty much anything that falls under “classic.” And I love to share the classics with my children – ages 14 and 11. They might not always love it but I do!

Working for the Kenton County Public Library allows me access to thousands of class books, music and movies. But you don’t have to work here to have access. A free library card gives you the same opportunities I have. All you have to do is show a current ID or a piece of mail that proves you live in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

I love to share my favorite books with the kids. We have all read the Hunger Games trilogy. Reading these books at the same time sparked hours of conversation in my home. We talked about big government, the characters, what we thought would happen next and much more. We anticipated the release of the movie together and couldn’t wait to see it as a family.

I have shared my love for To Kill a Mockingbird with the children. My dog is even named after that book – Scout Harper. This is definitely my favorite book of all times. It can be a little difficult for a child to read on their own but we were able to read this together and I could answer questions as we went along.

I love introducing the kids to music. My son has become a huge Beatles fan. My daughter uses Freegal to download three free songs per week in order to fill her iPod. All she needs is a library card number and an Internet connection.

We have enjoyed hundreds of movies that we borrowed from the library. I’ve introduced the kids to one of my favorite actors – Johnny Depp – by sharing the Pirates of the Caribbean and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have grown to love other actors from Kentucky as well like Josh Hutcherson who stars in the Hunger Games and Bridge to Terabithia.

My family really loves sharing these items with each other and we save thousands of dollars a year by borrowing them from the library. I can figure out my total savings by using this nifty tool.

The Giveaway:

I was given a book that focuses on a classic song – If You’re Happy and You Know it (comes with a CD) and the two-disc 70th anniversary edition of the Wizard of Oz to give away here on the blog. I thought these two items together would make the perfect Classic giveaway.

You can enter several ways. Be sure to comment separately for more chances to win. Enter by noon on Monday, July 8. We will randomly choose a winner through random.org, who will be announced on our Facebook page and emailed.

1. What is your favorite classic book, song or movie to share with others? (required to enter)

2. Like us on Facebook and comment here that you did.

3. Share this contest through Twitter, Facebook, email or text and comment here that you did. If you share on Twitter please use hashtag #kentonlibrary.

4. Use the library calculator and comment here telling us how much you save per year by using the library.

Disclaimer: The movie and book donated to the library.

The winner must pick the prize up at the Covington, Durr, or Erlanger Branch Library. Library employees and those living in their household are not eligible to win.

 

Gina Holt, public relations coordinator, wrote this post.

Four Weeks of Giveaways

Yes, you read that right; The Library will have four weeks of giveaways! This week we are starting off with an awesome tote bag filled with books, a library card holder, a Kenton County Public Library coffee mug, $5 Starbucks gift card and $5 off any purchase at Joseph Beth. The books are: “Make a Gingerbread Man” by Conni Medina, an advance copy of “The Bell Bandit” by Jacqueline Davies, a great read for boys and girls 9 and older, an advanced copy of “The Last PoliceMan” by Ben Winters, an adult fiction murder mystery story, an advance reader’s copy of “Laugh With the Moon” by Shana Burg, a young adult book about a teen dealing with loss and finding her way, “Hey, That’s Not Trash” by Renee Jablow, a great book for young readers about recycling, and “Drawing and Learning about Fashion” by Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt, a fabulous how to book for tweens and teens interested in fashion. There really is a book for everyone in this prize pack. The winner can keep them for the family or give them as gifts. Details on how to enter are below.

book prizebag of bookscoffee mug

 

In addition to setting you up with a fabulous bag of books, the Library can help with the holidays in so many other ways. Let’s start with shopping. Are you looking for an e-reader, a computer, a car, TV or other item that has many choices and you aren’t sure what to buy? We have staff who can teach you how to use Consumer Reports Online and it’s free. You can even access this online service from your home. We also have staff who can explain the difference between e-readers and teach you how to download books for free. Did you buy someone an iPod and want to load it with a few songs? Check out Freegal where you can download three free songs per week.

Interested in making gifts this year? The Library has you covered! We have knitting, scrapbooking and craft programs for adults and teens. Are all the gifts bought but you don’t know how you are going to wrap them without prying eyes? No worries! Come to the Holiday Workshop at the Durr Branch and wrap  presents. Bring your own supplies.

Whether you are looking for new recipes, craft ideas, holiday music or fun holiday traditions, the Kenton County Public Library has a book, magazine, movie or music for you. Check out the catalog and put items on hold. You can pick your materials up at the drive-thru or inside at any of the three branches. And be sure to check this list if you are looking to buy books, music or movies as gifts.

Are you ready to enter the Week 1 Giveaway? To enter simply do one or all of the following and leave a separate comment IN THIS POST to be entered to win:

  1. Tell us your favorite holiday book or Kenton County Public Library program.
  2. Follow the blog by hitting the “Follow” button and comment here that you did (we will also receive a confirmation email).
  3. Follow Kenton County Public Library on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did.

Easy, right?  Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry on this post. The winner will be chosen randomly and will have to pick their prize up at the Erlanger, Covington or Durr Branch Library. The winner will be emailed and has 24 hours to respond. Good luck and happy holidays!

This post was written by Gina Holt, Public Relations Coordinator for the Kenton County Public Library