Lexington Public Library returns to in person summer programming

The summer festivities kicked off at the Northside Branch Library with a petting zoo, book giveaways, and more fun activities for the family

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Public Library returns to a full schedule of in person summer programming.

Tuesday marks the start of the summer programming..going through June and July.

The summer festivities kicked off at the Northside Branch Library with a petting zoo, book giveaways, and more fun activities for the family.

Along with the free summer programming all locations of the library will have a series of parties, including a show time with bright star theater, a forensics party where you can help solve a fictional crime, and even a visit from a Newport Aquarium penguin.

More information from the Lexington Public Library is below.

‘Kickoff party dates/locations/times:

– Northside Branch – May 31st, 11:00 am
– Eastside Branch – June 1st, 5:00 pm
– Village Branch – June 2nd, 2:00 pm
– Beaumont Branch – June 2nd, 6:00 pm
– Central Library – June 4th, 11:00 am (Phoenix Park)
– Tates Creek Branch – June 4th, 3:00 pm

Additionally, free summer programming at the Library includes these awesome events:

Show Time with Bright Star Theater
The Library welcomes actors from Bright Star Touring Theater to entertain families with plays based on well-known stories.

– Tates Creek Branch – June 6th, 10:00 am (Performance of Upcycled Cinderella)
– Village Branch – June 6th, 2:00 pm (Performance of The Little Mermaid)
– Beaumont Branch – June 6th, 6:00 pm (Performance of The Little Mermaid)
– Northside Branch – June 8th, 10:00 am (Performance of Treasure Island)
– Central Library – June 8th, 2:00 pm (Performance of Treasure Island)
– Eastside Branch – June 8th, 6:00 pm (Performance of Treasure Island)

Forensics: The Science of Crime
Visit various stations in the room and gather clues to help solve a fictional crime brought by the Cincinnati Museum Center. For those entering 5th-8th grades. Space is limited and registration is required.
– Eastside Branch – June 14th, 10:30 am (Registration Required)
– Beaumont Branch – June 14th, 1:30 pm (Registration Required)
– Northside Branch – June 14th, 4:30 pm (Registration Required)
– Central Library – June 15th, 1:30 pm (Registration Required)
– Tates Creek Branch – June 15th, 4:30 pm (Registration Required)

Newport Aquarium – Penguin in the Library !!!
Join us for a chance to see a real penguin up close and personal! You’ll learn a lot about this remarkable bird and its environment. Seating will be limited. All ages.

– Beaumont Branch – June 20th, 10:30 am
– Central Library – June 20th, 12:30 pm
– Eastside Branch – June 21st, 10:30 am
– Tates Creek Branch – June 23rd, 10:30 am
– Northside Branch – June 23rd, 12:30 pm

For a complete listing of Summer Programming at the Lexington Public Library, visit www.lexpublib.org/summer and their social media pages @lexpublib. ‘

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