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For information about the Summer Feeding Program, click here! You can pick up free meals for children in the Main parking lot in LaGrange Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:20-10:50am.

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The Summer Reading Program for 2020

This year, the OCPL Summer Reading Program is coming to you! The week of June 1st, activities books will be mailed to every household in Oldham County with a child under 12. These 44-page booklets are your reading logs! Each page is a different day, with a different activity. The front of the booklet is designed for children ages 3-12. The back of the booklet is for parents with children under 3. It's filled with activities and early literacy skills from the Every Child Ready to Read curriculum. Children can complete the pages of the activity book in any order, and when finished, their adult can fill out the online completion form (see below). For completing the SRP, children earn a brag-tag chain kit and can choose a free book from a list of selected titles! Instruction on how to pick up prizes will be available when the completion portal opens (June 30).

If you have an OCPL library card, but don't live in Oldham County, or if you have more than one child in your household, don't worry! Starting June 8th you can sign up to have copies of the activity booklet mailed to you directly.

I need additional copies of the activity book! (Form will open on June 8th, after the initial mailing is complete)

I want to submit a short story (page 12 of the SRP activity booklet)

I have completed the 2020 Summer Reading Program! (Form will open on June 30th)

I need books to read!

You can request books online for drive-thru pick up! Not sure what to request? Fill out the form below and have a librarian select books for you based on your needs.

How to put books on hold online

How to use the online children's catalog

Find books for me!

Sign up to get children's book recommendations all summer long!


Grab and Go Craft Kits

Thanks to a partnership with the Oldham County Cooperative Extension Service, Grab and Go Craft Kits will be available for weekly pickup starting June 3rd. The kits will available while supplies last. No registration necessary. No holds on kits. Each kit contains all the supplies and instructions needed for one craft. They will be at the locations listed below, via contactless pick up. Follow signs at the location for instructions! If you miss out on a kit, don't worry! We'll include materials list and instruction in the following week's children's newsletter.

Pick up locations: (Kits will be available weekly on Wednesdays, starting at 10am while supplies last)

Extension Service Offices: 207 Parker Drive LaGrange (right next door to the Main Library)

South Oldham Library: 6720 West Highway 146, Crestwood

Mahan Library: 12505 Harmony Landing Lane, Goshen

Kit schedule:

Pool Noodle dragon craftJune 3rd: Pool Noodle dragon secret garden sunflower craftJune 10th: Secret Garden craft Nature wand stick craft June 17th: Nature Wand craft window garden family craftJune 24th: Window Garden (This craft is available for families and older participants- 1 kit per family)
July 1st: No crafts this week due to the holiday pom pom catapult craftJuly 8th: Pom Pom catapult Basket MakingJuly 15th: Basket Making (this craft is recommended for older children) pop up castle paper craftJuly 22nd: Pop-Castle

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Teen Summer Reading Program

Submit your reading & earn chances to win out of this world prizes!
Teens (ages 12-18 or students entering 6th grade in the fall through 12th grade) are encouraged to read as many books as possible, all of their own choosing. Participants will track their reading online. Each book read earns an entry in the prize of their choice.

Click here to submit your reading log! (form will open early June)


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Summer Reading for Adults

Read Books & Earn Prizes!
The Adult Summer Reading Program starts on June 1st! Read all summer long to earn prizes! Books, ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines count. Fill out the online form when you have finished a book. Each submission represents an entry in a prize drawing at the end of summer for an Ipad mini, Galaxy tablet, and other prizes.

Click here to submit and entry! (Form will open early June)