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Local Photography Used on New Campbell Library Cards

The Campbell County Public Library has spruced up its member cards, which now feature local photography.

Some of the options that library patrons can choose include the Belle of Louisville passing through Northern Kentucky as seen from Mount Adams in Cincinnati. The library's mascot is also an option.

Three more options are available at specific branches:

  • Newport patrons can select a photo of the cannon at Campbell County Courthouse in Newport.

  • At Fort Thomas, patrons can choose the tower at the entrance to Tower Park.

  • Cold Spring patrons can choose a photo of the log cabin at Northern Kentucky University.

“Campbell County is really a pretty place with a lot of cool visual elements. With nearly 60,000 library card holders, we thought it would be neat to way to showcase our community using distinctive photography of various locations,” said JC Morgan, Library director.

The photos were taken by Bruce Crippen, a career newspaper photographer who covered news, sports, and feature stories for thirty years at The Cincinnati and Kentucky Post. He is now a freelance photographer and teaches his craft at Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati, and Antonelli College.

Cam the Library Lion has been a familiar face to patrons since his debut as the Library’s mascot in 2015. Cam is the creation of artist and illustrator Nick Gressle.

New patrons can stop by one of the branches to get a library card application. All that is required is a picture ID and proof of address. Lost or damaged cards can be replaced for a $1 fee. There is no charge to replace a stolen or worn out card.

-Staff report

Photos by Bruce Crippen (provided)

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