Boone County Public Library is excited to announce that the new Hebron Branch, 1863 North Bend Road in Hebron, will open for business on Monday, July 29, after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tales the Library Dragon will be waiting inside to greet children after the ceremony.
Grand Opening Schedule
10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting and Open House
11:30 a.m. Ribbon Cutting for the Storywalk with Will Hillenbrand
6:30 p.m. Joel the Singing Librarian
One of the great features of the Hebron Branch is the one mile Storywalk that encircles the building. Enjoy being outdoors with the kids while you walk and read pages from Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by local author Will Hillenbrand (willhillenbrand.com). The story pages are mounted and installed along the walk. Mr. Hillenbrand will join us at 11:30 a.m. for the Storywalk ribbon cutting. Take the inaugural walk with Will as he reads the story and then stop by the amphitheater stage for cookies and lemonade.
Realizing that many people will be at work when the library first opens and miss the ribbon cuttings, we have planned an event at 6:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater on opening day – Joel the Singing Librarian will entertain the entire family with music, motion and storytelling! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. (If it rains, we’ll move inside.)
The outdoor amphitheater has been designed for concerts and other outdoor performances, with the ability to easily move things indoors in case of rain. The three indoor meeting rooms at the Library can be combined into one large room with a stage and enough space to seat 388. The building also has a conference room with seating for 12. The conference room, meeting rooms and amphitheater can be reserved by outside groups with a library card. See our meeting room policy at BCPL.org/about/meeting-rooms. In addition to the meeting rooms, the building boasts five study rooms available for use by individuals and small groups, no library card needed.
Another great feature of the Hebron Branch is the Boone Innovation Lab, a makerspace with loads of equipment and computer software to challenge your creativity! All you need is a library card and a reservation, and you’ll be able to try your hand at 3D printing, laser engraving, quilting, photography, and much much more! Makerspace details will be available on our website soon!
Visitors to the Innovation Lab during opening week will be able to make their own buttons on Monday and Wednesday and try the 3D pens on Tuesday and Friday. Week two will feature photography with a green screen on Monday and Wednesday and Virtual Reality Equipment on Tuesday and Friday. By the way, the makerspace isn’t just for kids – we have equipment, tools and activities for all ages.
The over 55 population in Boone County is expected to double in size by 2030, so a special Retired Adult area has been built into this library with the large-print collection housed in it. This area has extra lighting, computer monitors with large text, and easy in-and-out chairs.
One of the most requested features for the Hebron Branch was a drive-up window. Easily drive up and pick up or drop off your books while on your way to appointments, sporting events and all those things that keep our lives so busy!
If you can’t stop by the Hebron Branch on opening day, July 29, no worries, we have lots of interesting events planned for August! Or stop by the branch anytime during open hours to meet the staff, tour the facility and check out some books!
Hebron Branch Hours (Opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 29)
1863 North Bend Rd, Hebron, KY 41048
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.