Parents and Teachers

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader (AR) program encourages reading and tests comprehension. Schools implement AR programs differently. If your child attends a Boone County Public School, go to the district website, find your school, and then click on the link to the library. You can also visit Boone County Public Library where a Youth Services librarian will help you with the AR website.


Boone County Teacher Services

Complete an Assignment Alert Form, and we will reserve material at the YS Information Desk for you.

A Book Discussion Kit is a set of 12-15 paperback copies of a book, discussion questions, author information, book reviews, and information on how to run a successful book discussion group. Kits check out for 6 weeks and may not be renewed. Browse our collection of middle school and teen titles and reserve a kit.

We are happy to give your class a tour, a storytime, or simply to check-out books. To schedule a time for a class visit at any of our locations please complete a Class Visit Request Form. We will contact you once we process your request. (Please pick-up library card applications in advance for children who do not have one.)

Complete a Teacher Collection Request Form, and we will pull material for your in-class project or program.

Assist educators in teaching Kentucky Core Content and in meeting Common Core Reading Standards. Preview the contents of our Core Connections Kits.

These kits provide elementary teachers with materials and lesson plans to help teach the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for Economics/Financial Literacy and the Common Core Standards. The lesson plans are ready-to-use, with materials and books included. There are 3 copies of each kit. Preview the contents of our Economics Curriculum Kits.

During the school year we offer homeschool programs at the Main Library in Burlington on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. For more information check out our Homeschool page or contact Jenny Plummer at 342-2665 x8120.

Provide a wonderful opportunity for interactive, early literacy experience to a small group of preschool children. View our Lit Kits Form for more information.

Youth Services gladly provides outreach services to certified, in-home childcare providers. Please call us at 859-342-2665 x8116 if you would like an Outreach Specialist to bring monthly storytimes and special collections of books and music to your home. You can also email us at lsensale@bcpl.org.

View our Youth Services Outreach page for information about our services and a schedule of Library Bus stops.

Eligible teachers can use a Teacher Card to check-out up to 30 items for a six week period for use in the classroom. Items may include books, software, CDs, or DVDs. Seasonal books and high demand items may be subject to restrictions.


The Lexile Framework for Reading

The Lexile Framework is a scientific way to match readers with books that are the correct level for their ability. If a teacher has requested that your child read books at their Lexile level, you can use Lexile’s Find a Book website to find appropriate books. You can also visit Boone County Public Library where a Youth Services librarian can help you to select titles.


Kentucky Libraries Unbound – Just for Kids!

We’ve got free eBooks for kids that you can check out for three weeks with your library card number. Read them on a phone, tablet, e-reader, or computer. Just visit Kentucky Libraries Unbound – Kids or install the Libby App from your device’s app store.


School Lunches

You can now apply for free or reduced school meals online! Applying is easy, safe, and secure. Simply go to SchoolLunchApp.com and apply today.


Theme Kits

Theme Kits promote literacy while teaching preschool children about the world around
them. You can place a Theme Kit on hold – (limit: 2 at a time).

Download a PDF to preview the contents of all Theme Kits, or


TumbleBooks

Login with you library card to enjoy these online, animated talking picture books and read-along chapter books. Try TumbleBooks for grades Pre-K to 2 and TumbleBookCloud Jr. for grades 3 to 6.