Tails & Tales
Summer Reading 2021
We are so excited to celebrate Summer Reading this year!!! Join us for our kick-off on Friday, June 4th from 4 to 7 p.m. We will have a petting zoo with twenty animals to see and pet! You'll have a chance to sign up for Summer Reading along with other fun and exciting activities!
Enter to Win a Nintendo Switch
There will be several ways to enter this summer for your chance to win a Nintendo Switch. Start by collecting Movie and Book Quotes all over Harrodsburg and bring them to library to enter. You will also want to collect charms at the location around town. Collect all 15 for a bonus entry. Other chances to enter will be announced throughout the summer! You must be 12 years old or older to enter!
Collect Charms in Downtown Harrodsburg!
Our theme for Summer Reading this year is Tales and Tails, so we are celebrating animals by placing animal themed charms at locations all around downtown! Collect all 15 charms for a bonus enter for your chance to win a Nintendo Switch! Bracelets and keychains are available at the library! Must be 12 years old or older to enter the contest!
Virtual Pet Parade
Here is your chance to show off your furry friend or scaly critter! Send in your pics of your pets and we'll add them to our Virtual Pet Parade that can be found on our website and Facebook page! You'll also be entered to win a gift basket courtesy of Critters without Litters!
Take & Make Kits Available
The Take & Make Kits for June are now available at the library! Paint your own suncatcher! Kits are inside the library in front of the circulation desk. There are Unicorns, Dragons, Sharks and Mermaids available while supplies last!
Outdoor Movie Night Coming Soon!
Have you missed Friday Night Flicks? We sure have! With an uncertain future for indoor movies, we purchased equipment to host outdoor movie nights throughout the summer! We will set up a big screen and you bring your lawn chair!
We will be announcing our first movie night very soon!
More to come!!
We've missed your smiles! So please keep checking back with us for more upcoming Summer Reading Programs as we are able we will add more and more in person programs for the whole family!
We look forward to seeing you again!
Conservation Clubhouse Critters -
June 16th at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The new Conservation Clubhouse program teaches students about everyday environmental sustainability, and features a hands-on presentation during which the students hold non-venomous snakes and reptiles. Two program times will be available.
Mark Woods Fun Show -
June 22nd at 1 p.m.
"Magical Safari” is Mark Wood’s 2021 summer reading show, designed for children of all ages. He delights his audiences with comedy, magic and audience participation, while promoting the importance of reading and features components of 2021’s collaborative theme - “Tales & Tails”.
Noah's Ark Stuffed Animal Workshop
July 1st at 11 a.m.
This workshop is the perfect hands-on activity for young children. The animals are easy to assemble and include a birth certificate and buddy bag. Reservations for this workshop and choice of animal will begin at 11:00 am on June 30 and will be limited to 30 children, ages 5 and under.
Gene Cordova's Puppets
July 6th at 1 p.m.
Gene Cordova has been providing high-energy, laugh out loud Library Programs for over 25 years. Librarians, readers and parents all LOVE the puppets and comedy! Every summer Gene creates a brand new show for the National Summer Reading theme.
Newport Aquarium Animal Ambassador
July 15th at 1 p.m.
At this program, patrons will enjoy an up close and personal encounter with a penguin! During the presentation, participants will learn about these incredible animals, including their natural history, geography, diet, predators, and WAVE Foundation’s research and conservation initiatives. (Because of COVID-19, participants WILL NOT be allowed to touch the penguin!)
July 19th at 1 p.m.
A professional live animal educational program with highly skilled and experienced presenters, Animal Tales doesn’t simply lecture, but involves the crowd to help facilitate a memorable learning experience. Be prepared to get up close and personal with unique animals like you’ve never seen!