Special Events

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Three free swim parties will be offered this year for children who complete the Summer Reading Program and their families. The parties are dependent on weather, and are divided by geographic area and school (preschool, and out of county students not listed in the choices below will attend the party of the school closest to their home). Once you have completed the 5 hours of required reading for the Summer Reading Program and submitted your reading log, a certificate is emailed to you. Present this certificate for your prize pack and ticket to the swim party! You must have your ticket for admission.

July 25th, 7:30-9:30pm, Oldham County Aquatic Center: Pool Party for LaGrange Elementary, Locust Grove Elementary, Centerfield Elementary, Trimble County, and Henry County

*RESCHEDULED DATE** Aug. 10th, 7:30-9:30pm, Oldham County Aquatic Center: Pool Party for Camden Station Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Kenwood Station Elementary, Shelby County, and St. Aloysius

August 1st, 7:30-9:30pm, Oldham County Aquatic Center: Pool Party for Buckner Elementary, Harmony Elementary, Goshen Elementary, Jefferson County, St. Francis, and Homeschool students. Please check the Facebook page for weather related updates!

Louisville Zoo at Mahan Library! Saturday, Aug. 20th, 11am

Free family event. Why do snakes stick their tongues out? How are insects helpful in nature? Are there real dragons in the world? Learn all about “Creepy Crawlies” and why they are not so bad after all! The Louisville Zoo will be visiting the Mahan Library for a time of wonder and discovery. Exploring our natural world is always fun when you have a hands-on experience and a chance to interact with Zoo teachers. Zoo staff will bring along a few live animals, and lots of touchable animal bio-facts as well.

Story Time & Toddler Time

Story Time & Toddler Time

  Mahan Main South
Story Time

No Story Time in Aug. Will resume after Labor Day.

Toddler Time No Toddler Time in Aug. Will resume after Labor Day.

Questions about Story Times? Contact the Children's Librarian, Shannon Kruer.

Book Besties

Book Besties

This program pairs early elementary aged children with teen volunteers for one-on-one reading assistance combined with additional literary activities.  Book Besties lasts for 45 minutes and meetsin the activity room of the Children's Library. Registration is required, and opens the week before each session. Program resumes this fall! Check back for new dates soon.

Book Besties

Maker Monday

Maker Monday is a weekly program featuring hands-on activites and special engineering challenges for kids. They are held Mondays at the Main Library. Weekly registration is required; each session opens the week before. See calendar for themes.Program resumes this fall! Check back for new dates soon.

Paws to Read

Paws to Read

The Paws to Read program is designed to allow kids the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener. Often times they could be struggling or reluctant readers. Each session is 15 minutes of one on one time with a therapy dog. Click here for schedule and registration.