Volunteer and social opportunities in the area

You are invited to the Serve & Socialize Fair 2019!

Looking for a way to give back to the community or meet new people in the area? Learn about volunteer opportunities and social clubs from local organizations at the Serve & Socialize Fair at Boone County Public Library. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
10 a.m. – noon
Boone County Public Library
Main Library
1786 Burlington Pike
Burlington, KY 41005
Participating Organizations include:

  • Boone County Parks
  • Boone County Arboretum
  • Kiwanis
  • Florence Woman’s Club
  • Boone County Historical Society
  • Brighton Center: Kentucky Career Center & Center for Employment
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Saint Vincent de Paul, NKY
  • St Elizabeth
  • Boone Conservancy
  • Boone County Public Library Book Groups & Social Groups
  • Northern Kentucky Area Development District
  • Catholic Charities
  • My Sisters’ Gifts
  • Friends of Big Bone
  • LiveWell Florence
  • Boone County Animal Shelter
  • DCCH Center for Families and Children
  • Comfort Quilts for Kids
  • Senior Centers of the YMCA
  • Milestones, Inc
  • Rotary Club of Florence


Local Author Fair – just in time for holiday shopping!

October is almost over and after Halloween, you know what’s coming next…the holidays! Say it to yourself in your best Jon Snow voice and maybe it will be a little less stressful. One of the biggest challenges for many people is the gift situation. We live in a world where we can get basically anything we want whenever we want it. What do you get the person that has everything? How about a book written by a local author? To help you with your gift list, Boone County Public Library will hold a Local Author’s Day on Saturday, November 17 from 1-4 p.m. at the Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington.

A panel of local authors will lead a discussion about the writing and publishing process at 1 p.m., open to the public and all writing enthusiasts! Directly following will be a book fair featuring over 40 different local authors. Genres include mystery, history, children’s literature, thrillers, romance, and more! This unique treat for yourself or a loved one is a perfect way to take a little stress out of the holiday season, while you meet and support local writers in the process!

The authors and titles featured at this event are listed below. For more detailed information about their work, please click here: https://www.bcpl.org/docs/local-author-day-2018.pdf

  • Amanda Bailey-Ramos, Seven Colors of the Rainbow
  • Anthony W. Frohlich, A Kentucky Court; Serving The LawTime Keeper
  • Ava Aldon, The Barn; The Castle
  • Barb Lownsbury, Using What’s Broken to Boldly Shine
  • Bryce Warren, Waverly Hills Incursion
  • Candice Crear, Invisible Dad; Invisible God, I’m Waiting; From Fatherless to Fearless
  • Carly Jordynn, Forest of the Mist: Travelers; Forest of the Mist: Awakening; Sasha Bishop: Retired Slayer; Sasha Bishop: Shifter
  • Chad McClendon, Lipstick Trace
  • Colleen O’Connell, Untamed Hearts
  • Covington Writers Group, Covington Writers Group Anthology 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and Traditions (6 different titles)
  • Darryl Jouett, Devil in the Details; Devil May Care  
  • Denise Thiery, Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now, Before We Forget
  •  Elle Mott, Out of Chaos: A Memoir
  • Gary Reed, Things Could Get Ugly; A Fatal Cell Phone Video
  • Hedrick and Canning, When Time Warps; Feathers Across Time
  • J.E. Rechtin, Horizons Collide
  • Jason Bessler, The Witch’s Mess
  • Jennifer Brasington-Crowley, Lyndsay &Lainey Lion Adventure Books
  • Jennifer Sierra, Merry Christmas, Y’all!
  • John A. Bercaw, A Pink Mist; The Mighty Jungle; Juliet and Her Romeo
  • JT Townsend, Summer’s Almost Gone
  • Karen George, A Map and One Year; Swim Your Way Back; Frame and Mount the Sky; The Seed of Me; The Fire Circle; Inner Passage; Into the Heartland
  • Karisa Moore, Broken Butterflies: Emerging Through Grief, A Suicide Survivor’s Poetic Journal
  • Kathryn and John Witt, Secret Cincinnati
  • L.N. Passmore, Wayward Wulves Beware
  • Liz Ashlee, Step Toward You; Once Upon a Summer
  • Marcie A. Bridges, Tough Love
  • Mary Kay Jordan Fleming, You Do You (anthology edited by Jen Mann)
  • Michael W. Evans, The Girl Of Many Names; With All My Heart; Hard Roads
  • Mike Due, Grave Consequences in Erlanger Kentucky; A Corpse on the Court at St. Henry‘s Gym
  • Mirsada Kadiric, I Am a Refugee: Finding Home Again in America
  • Nancy K. Jentsch, Authorized Visitors
  • Nathan Singer, Blackchurch Furnace; The Song in the Squall; Transorbital; In the Light of You
  • Norma Fowler, Steve Chuke: His Story; Gone Twice
  • Paige Downie, Clouds; Sun; Daisy Daydreams; Rain; Kites
  • Rhonda Pettit, Riding the Wave Train; Fetal Waters
  • Rock D. Neelly, Purple Heart Detective Agency; Prince of the Border; The Babylon Blues; A Brand New Me
  • Stacie Haas, Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee
  • Stacy McKitrick, My Sunny Vampire; Bite Me I’m Yours: Blind Temptation; A Vampire Wedding; Ghostly Liaison; Ghostly Interlude
  • Troy Pendleton and Charles Little, Dead or Alive: The Reaper’s Redemption; Sheriff Carter Link: Vanished
  • Vonnie Mateer Campbell, The Tree
  • William Thomas Jones,Middle Management 101-Zen in the Art of Middle Management
  • Breanna Mounce   The Last July, Southern Rebirth  
  • Stuart Thaman, The Goblin Wars (Siege of Talonrend, Death of a King, Rebirth of a God), Killstreak: Respawn, Shadowlith, Blood and Ash, Unsheathed
  • Rick L. Phillips, The Door Into Murder


Kelsey is the Adult Community Events Liason at Boone County Public Library. She has lived in this area for about a year and enjoys exploring all the local sites and sounds of the Greater Cincinnati area. Kelsey likes to support local businesses when possible and loves Jet Coffee and the Tousey House Tavern, especially brunch!