Kenton County Public Library

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Kenton County Public Library

  1. 1. Preserving Yesterday Enriching Today Inspiring Tomorrow
  2. 2. <ul><li>1900 Andrew Carnegie donates $40,000 to Covington for the establishment of a public library in the city. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Years <ul><li>1901 Covington Library opens in temporary quarters at 7 th and Madison </li></ul><ul><li>Property acquired on Scott Street at Robbins </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural Firm of Boll & Taylor selected to design the first building </li></ul>
  4. 4. Covington Public Library – Opened on March 16, 1904
  5. 6. Our First Catalog 1901
  6. 12. Erlanger Library <ul><li>Established in 1911 by the Erlanger Women’s Club </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>1928 The Women’s Club requested that the Erlanger Library become a part of the Covington Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Remained so until 1942 </li></ul>
  7. 14. Erlanger Library
  8. 15. Kenton County Public Library <ul><li>1967 a drive was held to establish a County-wide System. </li></ul><ul><li>January 1968 – Kenton County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>First Director: Miss Mary Ann Mongan (retired 1999) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Director: Wayne Onkst (1999-2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Third Director: Dave Schroeder (2007-Present). </li></ul>
  9. 16. January 21, 1974
  10. 17. New Erlanger Branch September 1978
  11. 18. May 21, 1995 Independence
  12. 20. William E. Durr Branch January 2007
  13. 21. Covington <ul><li>Need More Public Space </li></ul><ul><li>Drive Thru Window and Indoor Drop Box </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Children’s Department </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Technology Area </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded History and Genealogy Area </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Community Meeting Space </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Teen Area </li></ul>
  14. 22. On the Drawing Board … <ul><li>DesignGroup </li></ul><ul><li>Three Levels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground Floor: Children’s with Reading Garden; Outreach Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Floor: Adult and Teen; Meeting Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper Level: Local History and Genealogy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administration Moving Out </li></ul><ul><li>Main Entrance </li></ul>
  15. 23. What About the Exterior? <ul><li>What do you think ….. </li></ul>

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