2018 Summer Reading Program. Kick-off celebration June 2nd, 11-2pm, Main library. Picture of tattoo styled heart over bookcase with text libraries rock

Completed your summer reading? Please fill out this form! Students of OCS get credit and extra prizes for participating. This form will make sure your child's reading is shared with their school.

The Summer Reading Program begins on June 2nd! Drop in at the Main Library on that Saturday from 11-2pm for a fun, free, family-friendly celebration to kick-off all the special events happening this summer. The Summer Reading Celebration will feature the Kentucky Science Center, Honey Hill Petting Zoo, the Bubble Bug, and more!

Looking for more information about special events or program registration? Scroll through the page to see all events listed below, or click the link to visit a specific section. See a full calendar of events here. For a phycial calendar of all Summer Reading Program events, pick one up at your local library!

Main Stage Events Pool Party Information Branch Programing Special Events Movies at Main Weekly Programs PAWS to Read

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Eric Litwin Original author of Pete the Cat: June 6th. Two performances: 4pm & 6pm, Main Library
Come enjoy a concert with Mr. Eric & Pete the Cat! Music and books signing. Mr. Eric will sign all books, new or old, as long as he is the author.
This program is first come, first served. Tickets will be given out in person 30 minutes prior to the event start.

Oldham County Youth Choir Concert: June 7th, 6pm, Main Library
The Oldham County Children's Choirs, of the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, is an ensemble of elementary-aged singers from the Louisville area. They will put a smile on your face in this concert, performing songs of various genres and cultures.

Silly Safaris: June 13th. Three performances: 11am, 1pm & 6pm, Main Library
A fun & educational show featuring live animals!
This program is first come, first served. Tickets will be given out in person 30 minutes prior to the event start.

rePercussion: June 20th. Two performances: 11am & 1pm, Main Library
A concert featuring drumming, comedy & audience interaction.
This program is first come, first served. Tickets will be given out in person 30 minutes prior to the event start.

Kentucky Down Under: June 27th. Three performances: 11am, 1pm, & 6pm, Main Library
Visit and learn about animal animal friends from Down Under.
This program is first come, first served. Tickets will be given out in person 30 minutes prior to the event start.

Hooked on Science: July 11th. Three performances: 11am, 1pm & 6pm, Main Library
“Science Rocks” featuring some of the most amazing science experiments.
This program is first come, first served. Tickets will be given out in person 30 minutes prior to the event start.

Lexington Philharmonic Petting Zoo: July 18th. Three Sessions: 11am, 12:15pm & 2pm, Main Library. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
The petting zoo includes instruments from all the families. Children have time to touch, hold, discover & play all of the instruments.

Madcap Puppets presents Rumplestiltskin: July 25th. Two performances: 1pm & 6pm, Main Library.
A musical adaptation featuring larger than life puppets.
This program is first come, first served. Tickets will be given out in person 30 minutes prior to the event start.

 

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Pool Parties are held at the Oldham County Aquatic Center and are weather dependent (Weather announcements will be made the day of, through our Facebook page. Follow the page here or see postings here). Dates and attendance are by location. Pool Parties are for those who have completed the Summer Reading Program and their families. Tickets are required. Special thanks to the Friends of the Oldham County Public Library for sponsoring the summer pool parties!

July 30th from 7:30-9:30 PM

· Lagrange, Locust Grove, Centerfield Elementary

· OCMS & OCHS

· Trimble & Henry County


August 6th from 7:30-9:30 PM

· Crestwood, Camden Station & Kenwood Station Elementary

· SOMS & SOHS, EOMS

· Shelby

St. Aloysius

 

August 8th from 7:30-9:30 PM

· Buckner, Goshen & Harmony Elementary

· Homeschool students

· NOMS & NOHS

St. Francis

Jefferson County

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Mahan Library

Summer Reading Kick-off Celebration! Monday, June 4th, 4-6pm, Mahan Library
No registration required.

Family Storytime, Thursdays, 11am, Mahan Library
No registration required.

South Oldham Library

Family Storytime, Tuesdays, 11am, South Oldham Library
No Registration Required.

Drop-in Fun! Tuesdays, noon-1pm, South Oldham Library
Each Drop-in Fun program will feature art, crafts, or STEAM activies for all ages. No registration required.

Crazy 8s, Thursdays, 2pm, South Oldham Library
Registration required.

Special Activities at South Oldham:

Summer Reading Sign-Up Week Activities: drop-in: June 5th – 8th
·         Pick up your reading log
·         Take a picture in our “Rock-n-Roll” Photo Booth; make a picture frame for your favorite photo!
·         Visit our instrument maker space
·         Sign-up for our Kids Photography Contest

Kids’ Photo Contest: sponsored by the South Oldham Photography Club—for kids up to 12 years old. Pick-up an entry form at South Oldham Library, starting June 5th. Entries are due by July 10th. We will hang photos in the library and post online for voting! Prizes for different age categories.

Special Events

Toddlerpalooza! June 4th, 10-11:30am, Main Library
Messy fun for little ones featuring sensory stations! No registration required.

Kindergarten Readiness Day, June 12th, 4-6pm, Main Library
Drop-in kindergarten readiness activities for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Registration required.

Pokemon Club, June 20th, 3pm, Main Library (ages 8-12) registration required.
Pokemon Club, July 18th, 3pm, Main Library (ages 8-12)registration required.

Safari Live! June 29th, 11:15, Main Library
SafariLIVE is an award winning, expert hosted LIVE safari, broadcast directly from the African wilderness into the library. Safari vehicles, guides on foot, drones, balloons, rovers and remote cams are all searching for their favourite characters. Completely unscripted and unpredictable! Interactive too! No registration required. This program is first come, first served.

Minecraft Lego Night, July 12th, 6-7:30pm, Main Library (ages 5-8), Registration Required

Minecraft Lego Night, July 19th, 6-7:30pm, Main Library (ages 9-12), Registration Required

NerfNite, July 13th, 6-8pm, Main Library
This is a special, afterhours program for families. Participants will be provided neft blasters for a series of challenges & free-for-all fun in the stacks! Registration is required.

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Stop by the Main Library on Fridays at 2pm for free showings of family movies! Popcorn is provided.

June 15th, 2pm: Mary Poppins (rated G), run time: 140 minutes

June 22nd, 2pm: The Jungle Book (rated PG), run time: 105 minutes

June 29th, 2pm: Frozen (rated PG), run time: 108 minutes

July 6th, 2pm: The Wizard of Oz (rated G), run time: 101 minutes

July 13th, 2pm: Coco (rated PG), run time: 109 minutes

July 20th, 2pm: Moana (rated PG), run time: 113 minutes

July 27th, 2pm: Tangled (rated PG), run time: 100 minutes

Weekly program

(Please note: there will be no weekly programs the week of July 4th. Please check the calendar for all final listings.)

Baby Time: Thursdays, 10:30am, Main Library (June 7th-July 26th)
 A lapsit program designed for babies and their caregiver. Fun with books, music, exercise rhymes, action rhymes and play, no registration required.

Toddler Time: Tuesdays & Fridays, 10am, Main Library (June 5th-July 27th)
 Toddlertime is for infants through two years old. Fun with books, music, flannel stories and activities!
Ages 2 & under, no registration required.

Story Time: Tuesdays & Fridays, 11am, Main Library (June 5th- July 27th)
Story Time is for children ages 3 & up!   Featuring books, music, art, science & play!
Ages 3 & up, no registration required.

Saturday Story Times: Saturdays, 11am, Main Library (June 9th- July 28th. No Story Time on Oldham County Day, July 21st)
Family Story Time featuring books, music, art, science & play!
All ages, no registration required.

Family Story Time at South Oldham: Tuesdays, 11am, South Oldham (June 5th-July 24th)
 Family Story Time featuring books, music, flannel stories and activities!
All ages, no registration required.

Drop-in Fun at South: Tuesdays, 12-1pm, South Oldham (June 5th- July 24th)
Activities featuring different art, craft or STEM activities each week.
All ages, no registration required.

Family Story Time at Mahan: Thursdays, 11am, Mahan Library (June 7th-July 26th)
Family Story Time featuring books, music, flannel stories and activities!
All ages, no registration required.

Rock Stars (ages 6-9): Registration required
Monday, June 11th, 11am, Main Library
Tuesdays, 2pm, Main Library (June 19th-July 24th)

Rock Stars (ages 9-12): Registration required
Monday, June 11th, 1pm, Main Library
Mondays, 2pm, Main Library (June 18th- July 23rd)

Book Besties (ages 4-8): Registration required
Thursdays, 3pm, Main Library (June 14th- July 26th)

Paws to Read

Paws to Read

The Paws to Read program is designed to allow kids the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener. Often times they could be struggling or reluctant readers. Each session is 15 minutes of one on one time with a therapy dog. Click here to register, or visit the calendar.

Please note: Library policy states that children under 12 years of age may not be left unattended at the library. This includes programs. We strive to provide a safe and fun enviroment for all our patrons and appreciate the support of the community in helping sustain this.