Backpack – check. Six notebooks – check. Ten pencils – check. Crayons – check. Highlighters – check. Pens – check. Six folders – check. Markers – check. Paper towels – check. Tissues – check. Hand sanitizer – check. Ear buds – check. Flash drive – check. New shoes – check. Lunch bag – check. Lots of money spent – CHECK!
Going back to school is expensive. Tutoring in all subjects, language learning programs and reading help is also expensive but it doesn’t have to be. There is no need for expensive homework help services when the Kenton County Public Library can help you for free.
You can Book a Librarian for children in grades K-5 at the Covington Branch most days. Librarians are available (by appointment only) to help with homework, study skills, projects and more. Call 962-4077 to book an appointment.
Young children are encouraged to grab a parent and attend Family or Play Art storytimes. These programs encourage the love for reading and interacting with books in young children, which is important for school. Check out the full schedule.
Puppy Tales, offered at all three branches, can boost a child’s reading level and make them a more relaxed reader. Students in grades 1-6 can read to a real dog. Studies show that reading to a dog boosts children’s confidence and tests scores.
Reading Buddies, for children ages 2-12 at the Erlanger location, allows children to read books with an adult reading buddy. We’ll even save you money on dinner by providing pizza!
The Library can even help the kindergarten families save a little money on supplies. We will once again arm every kindergartener in the county with a kindergarten pack. This pack includes a pencil, crayons, an eraser, a sharpener, a “50 Books” list that every kindergartener should read and library information.
We can even help your child with their foreign language class. We have online programs and downloadable books to help with Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, German and almost any language you can think of. You can even access it from any computer with an Internet connection as long as you have your library card number.
The Library databases provide homework help, practice tests, ACT practice tests, articles for research and must more. These can also be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection as long as you have a library card.
Check out an overview of services.
We have a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY! The prize pack includes: 1. Three children’s books: “Follow The Line To School” by Laura Ljungkvist, “Duck Tents” by Lynne Berry and “King Jack and the Dragon” by Peter Bently and Helen Oxenbury. 2. The two-disc 70th anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz DVD. 3. A pencil pouch with basic supplies. 4. A Kenton County Public Library book tote bag. How to enter: You can enter several ways. Be sure to comment separately for more chances to win. Enter by noon on Monday, August 12. We will randomly choose a winner through random.org, who will be announced on our Facebook page and emailed. The winner will have 24 hours to respond and claim their prize. 1. What library program or service will you use to help your children with school? (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. Are you ready for the kids to go back to school? Why or why not? 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.
This contest is over.