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Returning to a wide range of fun, free, educational, in-person events and activities

Lexington, Kentucky (May 26, 2022) – Lexington Public Library returns to a full schedule of in-person summer programming, beginning Tuesday, May 31 and running throughout June and July.

Summer festivities kickoff with a series of parties at all LPL locations and will include a petting zoo with live animals, book giveaways, and more fun activities for the whole family. Kickoff party dates/locations/times:

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

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

Show Time with Bright Star Theatre

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

  • Tates Creek Branch - June 6th, 10:00am (Performance of Upcycled Cinderella)
  • Village Branch - June 6th, 2:00pm (Performance of The Little Mermaid)
  • Beaumont Branch - June 6th, 6:00pm (Performance of The Little Mermaid)
  • Northside Branch - June 8th, 10:00am (Performance of Treasure Island)
  • Central Library - June 8th, 2:00pm (Performance of Treasure Island)
  • Eastside Branch - June 8th, 6:00pm (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, 10:30am (Registration Required)
  • Beaumont Branch - June 14th,1:30pm (Registration Required)
  • Northside Branch - June 14th, 4:30pm (Registration Required)
  • Central Library - June 15th, 1:30pm (Registration Required)
  • Tates Creek Branch - June 15th, 4:30pm (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,10:30am
  • Central Library - June 20th, 12:30pm
  • Eastside Branch - June 21st, 10:30am
  • Tates Creek Branch - June 23rd, 10:30am
  • Northside Branch - June 23rd, 12:30pm

Printable Schedule

For a complete listing of Summer Programming at the Lexington Public Library, please visit and their social media pages @lexpublib.