Campbell County Public Library’s summer reading program kicks off next month

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Summer Reading is back starting Saturday, June 3 at the Campbell County Public Library — and this year’s theme is all about dinosaurs.

Each branch will offer activities and giveaways throughout June and July that all ages can participate in.

Kickoff details

The program starts Saturday, June 3, with registration opening at 9 a.m. at the Cold Spring, Carrico/Fort Thomas, and Newport branches; the Alexandria Branch opens at 11 a.m. Participants can expect live music and refreshments. Patrons who sign up for summer reading will leave with prizes, including drawstring backpacks for children, six color pens for teens, and four-in-one pens for adults.

Read to win

Everyone in the family can track their reading for the chance to win prizes. Books, audiobooks, comics, digital materials, and graphic novels all count toward reading goals, including items read to others.

Those interested may register in person at their preferred branch or online through the Beanstack app. All ages can also opt to use paper logs to track their reading.

Here is how each age category can read to win:

Adults: For every five hours read, they will receive an entry into a themed prize basket drawing of their choice, which will be drawn at the end of June and July.

Teens: They will receive an entry into a prize pack for every five hours read, which will be drawn at the end of June and July. When teens hit 30 hours, they will win a book and one entry for the midsummer and grand prizes: dinosaur Squishmallows and a $150 Owl Crate gift card.

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Children: For every four hours of reading, kids ages 6-11 will receive a small prize and one entry for the grand prize (a Kiwi-Co six-month subscription); kids ages newborn to five will receive the same, but for every 40 books read. Books read both by themselves and to them count toward the goal.

No matter the age group, all midsummer and grand prizes are awarded per branch.

Checkout Challenge

Adults can also participate in the Checkout Challenge, where they’ll receive an entry for the midsummer and grand prize drawings—a $50 Target gift card and a $100 Kroger gift card, respectively—every time they check out items at any branch. (Each branch will give out its own set of midsummer and grand prizes.)

More summer activities  

The library’s programming lineup includes crafts, movie nights, gaming, story times, and more. From dinosaur-themed game nights to making dino slime to a screening of “Ice Age” and a prehistoric party.

Those interested can pre-register through the Beanstack app. For a full list of programs, prizes, and rules, click here.

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