Kenton Library Offers Free Kindergarten Packs, Tutoring for Students
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 07:32 RCN Newsdesk
The Kenton County Public Library is prepared to help students with their confidence as they prepare to head back to school this month.
In addition to reading books about going to school and dealing with the social element, the library is offering a lot of programs that can make children more confident and prepared.
The Kenton County Public Library 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.
Library staff will take a break from "storytimes" in August but starting in September, children are encouraged to attend Family or Play Art "storytimes". These programs encourage the love for reading and interacting with books, which is important for school. (You can find a full storytime schedule at www.kentonlibrary.org/events.)
Puppy Tales is another program offered at all three branches. 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, according a news release from the Library. See times and dates at each location at (www.kentonlibrary.org/events).
The library offers other programs that will give children the confidence they need:
Book a Librarian – Covington location – Grades K-5
Most days in September
Librarians are available to help with homework, study skills, projects and more. Call 962-4077 to book an appointment.
Reading Buddies – Erlanger location – Children age 2-12
Mondays, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 28 from 12-2 p.m.
Children will share books with an adult reading buddy. Pizza will be served an incentive prize will be awarded.
e-books for Kids – online course for adults
Thursday, Sept. 19 from 12-1 p.m.
Parents can learn about all the kids books you can download or view for free from the library website.
We’ll also demo new e-book formats available for your iPad. Being able to download books might prevent last minute runs for project resources.
The library also offers computer classes like Internet for Beginners, Keyboarding, Excel and PowerPoint.
Using an iPad for school? The library offers iPad Tips and Tricks classes. Not only will you learn to use your iPad, you will learn how to use the library’s app. Registration is required at www.kentonlibrary.org/events.
Visit www.kentonlibrary.org for more information, to sign up for events or put items on hold.
Source: news release
Photo: via KCPL