Come one, come all to the record setting storytime opportunity of a lifetime!

Partnering with The Cincinnati Enquirer and other libraries in the greater Cincinnati area, Boone County Public Library will chickaoffer a storytime for children of all ages at noon on Wednesday, August 10, at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, in Burlington,  in an effort to set a Guinness world record for the world’s largest storytime. Don’t be late, though! The record setting will start exactly at noon, when we break out the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin. Stick around for other stories read and told by our library staff, along with rhymes and songs. Don’t forget your camera! Tales, the Library Dragon will be making a special appearance, ready for high fives and silly photos!

whats upIn honor of their 175th anniversary, The Cincinnati Enquirer is striving to combat illiteracy in surrounding communities. Join arms with the greater Cincinnati area and the Enquirer by doing your part to help them reach their goal of 17, 500 volunteer hours, 17, 500 donated books, and a record-breaking number of storytime participants. All donated books will be given to the children in need within your community.  

There will be donation boxes at all BCPL locations. Thank you for donating a gently used book; we look forward to redistributing them to the kids in Boone County who need them.

We look forward to seeing you at the Main Boone County Public Library on August 10 at 12 p.m. sharp. Make sure you come ready to have fun!


Teresa hails from Irvine, KY, a really small town outside of Richmond. She grew up with a passion for reading, especially children’s literature and recently graduated from Georgetown College with a BA in English. She loves working in a library with so many kids — storytime is her favorite part of the day.

Looking for a gentle read?

Looking for a gentle read? Try some Inspirational Fiction!

According to the Unabashed Librarian, Inspirational Fiction is “inspirational or faith-based fiction that covers a wide variety of genres from thrillers and romances to mysteries and gentle reads.” These are heart-warming stories about people who try to live morally while handling adversity.

You’ll like this genre if you enjoy a good story with strong values, likable characters, and a fast-moving plot. The stories don’t contain explicit language, violence or sexual activity and they always have a happy ending. Christian fiction is the most common type of inspirational fiction, but this genre can include other religions. Pick up a list of some of BCPL’s inspirational titles at any of our five locations in August, or ask one of our librarians to help you choose one. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions to get you started:

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Wanda Brunstetter
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Shelley Shepard Gran

T. Davis Bunn
Jack Cavanaugh
Robin Lee Hatcher

Karen Kingsbury
Catherine Palmer
Deborah Raney

Donna Fletcher Crow
Frank Peretti
Joel C. Rosenberg


Shaun Powell has worked for BCPL for 11 years. Her favorite things are: Ohio State Buckeyes, traveling, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.