Homebound & Racing to Read
There are many people who are unable to visit the library for a number of reasons. The Library has two services to reach these important groups.
Racing to Read is an innovative program designed by the Library to serve preschool children at child care facilities in Kenton County. The goal of the program is to introduce children to books and reading so they are prepared to learn how to read when they enter kindergarten. The Racing to Read program serves 38 childcare centers and 1,500 children in these centers. During each visit, Library employees read stories to children, allowing them to interact with books and hear how words are formed. After the stories, children and their caregivers are invited onto the Racing to Read vehicle to check out materials from among the collection of 6,000 items shelved on board the vehicle. In addition to books for children, the program also offers teacher resources and books so that caregivers can continue exposing children to books and reading.
Homebound Delivery Service – For over two decades, the Library has provided home delivery to those who are homebound. Homebound Delivery is a service designed to offer Library materials to Kenton County residents with a disability or medical condition that prevents them from visiting the Library. Staff in the Homebound Delivery also visit congregate living centers to provide books and interactive programs to the residents. The mission of Homebound Services is to provide library materials and services to eligible residents of Kenton County who are unable to visit the library. We individually evaluate each person interested in the service.
To learn more about either service, please call Outreach Supervisor at 859-962-4061.