Monday, June 29, 2020

Don & Elizabeth Buchanan Splash Pad

Sometimes you have to take a little drive to find some family fun.  Last summer, our family discovered a great splash pad just north of Oldham County. It is set to reopen on July 6th, but with restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Make sure you read about these restrictions before visiting.


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To learn more about the reopening of the splash pad for Summer 2020, click HERE. There are several elements (capacity, hours, picnic tables, restrooms, playgrounds, etc) mentioned in this article that might currently have regulations in place.

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The new Don & Elizabeth Buchanan Splash Pad opened in 2019 in New Castle in the Henry County Community Park.  This new splash pad is right next to the Michael Brent Playground on Park Road.  The address given to us for the splash pad is 100 Park Road in New Castle.  Some maps are unable to locate this address.  If you are having trouble finding it, some other businesses nearby are the Henry County Health Department and Cedar Lake Park Place.  The entrance is off of Highway 421/55 about a mile outside of New Castle headed toward Campbellsburg.

There are several cool features to the splash pad including a large dump bucket, spinning water fountain and squishy pad kids can jump on to squirt out water.  Smaller fountains, smaller dump buckets, water tunnels, two squirt guns and more fun are also throughout the splash pad.  There is something to entertain all ages!  The red, white & blue splash pad also has a couple of benches around it and two picnic tables with umbrellas.  

 photo IMG_7567_zpsulpjt6vh.jpgIf visitors want to picnic while they're visiting the park, there is a large covered area with several more picnic tables and restrooms.  Or visitors can bring a blanket and sit in the grassy areas surrounding the splash pad.  Food is not permitted on the splash pad.

There's more to enjoy during your visit to the splash pad.  The Michael Brent Playground is an all accessible playground right next to the splash pad.  Children can go back and forth between the playground and splash pad easily and enjoy both.  If you want to explore some more, the Henry Community Park amenities includes trails, picnic areas, basketball, soccer, football fields, an accessible fishing pond and the accessible playground.

We will for sure visit the splash pad again soon.  The drive from Crestwood to the splash pad was about twenty minutes.  We took Highway 146 all the way into New Castle and turned left on Highway 421 to reach the entrance to the community park.  At times, there are ice cream trucks set up at the splash pad too. The Henry County Government Facebook page is a good page to follow for updates and other information.

 photo IMG_7556_zpsemscu7nx.jpgMy kids enjoyed playing at the new splash pad and commented that the water was the warmest splash pad water ever.  The splash pad was very clean and we liked that the playground was nearby to enjoy as well.  The restrooms and extra shade under the picnic gazebo were also nice to have close to the splash pad.  We are grateful for this gift to the community from the Buchanan family!

2020 Splash Pad hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm. The Splash Pad will close 12-1pm and 3-4pm for disinfecting. 
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Exploring Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood

Foxhollow Farm is a wonderful working farm in Crestwood. Visitors can explore at their own pace and leisure, learning about farm life, nature and art.

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This article describes our experience during the Fall.  Some of the features won't be available year round while others are available annually.  Please also keep in mind that due to COVID-19, parts of the farm will be off limits, events are postponed and curbside pickup is now available.  We contacted the farm and were told that the Nature Trail and Labyrinth are available for visiting Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 

Chances are you probably have been to Foxhollow Farm during one of their special events they host during the year.  My family loves the outdoor concerts starting in May and the Fall Festival in October.  This Fall, we decided to explore the farm on a pretty day during the week.

 photo nature trail_zpsxa3kffh2.jpgTo our surprise, there was a lot to see and do.  Foxhollow is a working farm, so there were tractors bustling around during our visit.  We packed a lunch and ate at one of the picnic tables near the great lawn where concerts are usually held.  The kids played on the haystacks that are a token at Foxhollow.  The open fields were also perfect for running and playing.

Near the concert field there were a few chicken coops, a field of pick your own flowers and the vegetable store.  We explored past the flowers and vegetables and made our way to the Stone Circle and Labyrinth.  It is a short walk on a half paved/gravel road.  Once at the stones, the kids enjoyed running around them, taking photos and looking at the different carvings.  There are a few benches located around the stones also.

From the stone carvings, we made your way through the woods on Foxhollow's Nature Trail.  It is quite pretty this time of year because of the leaves changing colors.  There is a small pond along the one mile trail and it ends at the concert field where we ate our picnic.

 photo stone circle_zpspqtg9xvh.jpgWe continued to explore the farm grounds and made our way to the pumpkin patch and corn maze.  On the way to the patch we found a small play structure and the kids enjoyed swinging and climbing.  Surprisingly, the pumpkin patch had several pumpkins still left to pick.  There is a box to put your cash in for payment for the pumpkins you pick.  They are priced at $5 a piece.  The corn maze is right next to the field and was fun to make our way through as well.

We really enjoyed visiting Foxhollow Farm during a weekday and non-special event time.  There's plenty of parking and indoor restrooms (these might be currently closed due to COVID-19) for visitors to use.  There is a farm store (offering curbside pickup right now on MWF 2-4pm) if you want to purchase meat or vegetables.  We were able to see several of the vegetable gardens and we were impressed with the harvest to be found in them!  If you can't make it out to one of Foxhollow's special events, be sure to go check it out with your family soon!

Foxhollow Farm is located at 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, KY 40014
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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Free Summer Movies in Oldham County, KY

Ahh Summer...time to relax and enjoy some outdoor family fun! This year's list is a little shorter, but we're happy to share these free movies with you. 

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We will continue to update this list if we hear of more free summer movies. Venues ask that guests practice social distancing. Please check with the venue before you attend the movie event as they are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen reasons.

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Friday, June 26th - Frozen 2 beginning at 9:15pm at Saint John United Methodist Church in Prospect
Arrive 30 minutes early to set up your space allowing for 6' of social distancing. Bring your own chairs or blankets and snacks.

JULY:

Friday, July 17th - Prince of Egypt at 9pm at Saint John United Methodist Church in Prospect
Arrive 30 minutes early to set up your space allowing for 6' of social distancing. Bring your own chairs or blankets and snacks.

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Friday, August 7th - Toy Story 4 at 8:45pm at Saint John United Methodist Church in Prospect
Arrive 30 minutes early to set up your space allowing for 6' of social distancing. Bring your own chairs or blankets and snacks.

SAUERBECK FAMILY DRIVE-IN

Another great option for outdoor movie fun is the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In.  Although, it's not free, admission is $10-$15 per carload.  Throwback movies are currently being shown and are usually family friendly.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Juicy's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q in Pewee Valley

Jucy's Smokehouse is a great option for families looking for a nice barbeque dinner. An added bonus is they have a Kid's Eat Free Night making the dining experience even more enjoyable.


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 photo food_zpsmgzfgsso.jpg Jucy's is located in Pewee Valley right on the Oldham & Jefferson County line. You can't miss the wood plank and red roof building or the smokehouse flavors. We love the quick service inside where food is plated for diners much like a cafeteria line. The different meat and sides can be seen as you walk down the line and make your selections.

The portions are always generous and the food is delicious. The hickory smoked meat is so tender and flavorful. Diners can choose from brisket, chicken, pork, turkey, ribs, chicken or a daily specials. It's difficult to make a decision on which sides to pick, so we usually end up sharing a few once we're seated. We love the potato salad and green beans. The potatoes and onions have a nice kick to them and a kid favorite is the macaroni and cheese. Don't forget about dessert! One of the side options includes Donna's Cherry Delight or Apple Delight. You won't regret trying one of these.

Tuesday is Kids Eat Free all day at Jucy's. There is always a warm and inviting atmosphere at Jucy's and we love that they have a Kid's Eat Free day. Kids can pick a sandwich, corn dog or popcorn chicken and one side and a drink. The staff love to see the kids and have added toys that kids can pick from on Tuesdays.

 photo dessert_zpsivedxice.jpg Along with Kids Eat Free, Jucy's has daily specials like all you can eat ribs on Monday, .75 cent wings on Wednesdays and more. The drive-thru window makes it very convenient to grab something on your way back to Oldham County from Louisville. Watch their Facebook page for other specials.

There is plenty of outdoor picnic tables where you can enjoy your barbeque and watch a train roll down 146. Or choose to sit inside and look at the unique license plates and other décor on the walls. Whichever way you choose to dine at Jucy's, you'll leave satisfied. This smokehouse has delicious food and fast, friendly customer service. Next time you see the bright yellow sign, checkered picnic tablecloths or smell the hickory flavors, pull in the gravel lot and stay for a bit. You won't regret it!

Jucy's is located at 7626 W Highway 146 in Pewee Valley
Business hours and full menu are HERE.
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Disc Golf at Wendell Moore Park

The disc golf courses are open! Have you checked out the Wendell Moore Park course? Here's our experience from a few years back. This is a great way to enjoy some time outdoors, have a try at a new sport and get some exercise in


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Wendell Moore Park in LaGrange now has disc golf!  Thanks to a local Eagle Scout's service project, an 18 hole course was designed and installed at the park this Spring.  We love any opportunity for our family to get outside together so we decided to try disc golf together.  We would recommend checking out this website for information about the sport before playing.

None of us had tried the sport before, so we asked our experienced friends to come along too.  Our families met near the football field at the first hole and were soon on our way! 

Here are a few things we think beginners should know before heading to the Wendell Moore course:

1. You have to bring your own discs.  We were so inexperienced, that we didn't realize that there are actual discs (similar to a Frisbee) for this sport.  We purchased 3 from Academy Sports for around $10.  The discs are marked for different ranges (similar to golf clubs).  You should also be prepared to maybe lose a disc or two when you're first learning how to properly throw them.

2.  There is a lot of walking.  Most of the time, you can see the target from where you start your first throw, but you should be prepared to walk a lot.  The Wendell Moore course has 18 holes so it's quite spread out.  Each hole has a sign with a description of where the target is located and how far away it is.  These were helpful when we couldn't actually see the target from the tee.  You can find a map and description of the course on this website HERE.

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3. Be prepared to encounter a variety of terrain changes.  Hole 1 will seem like a breeze, but be prepared for an intense and difficult course - especially if you are new to the sport.  Expect to walk and throw up steep hills and over creeks.  Some of the targets are positioned between and around trees.  The course is surrounded by trees and tall weeds, so you might lose a disc or two.  Just make sure you keep an eye on where the disc lands so you can find it.  It's also best to keep an eye out for poison ivy.  We saw quite a bit during our game.

4.  Bring some water along and use the restroom before you begin.  The course is set away from the playground and Aquatic Center so water fountains and restrooms are not nearby. (These facilities also might be closed currently due to COVID-19.)

5.  It's a lot of fun!  Because most of us were inexperienced and we were including our kids in the fun, we decided to do a scramble type game. This is where everyone on the team throws a disc and the closest disc is where you start your next throw.  The kids had a blast having a try at disc golf!  We didn't really keep track of our scores, but you can if you really want to be competitive.  Scores are kept similar to golf, where the fewest number of throws is best.  We love that the course allowed us to see areas of Wendell Moore Park that we hadn't explored before.  A lot of the course runs along the bike and walking path and some targets are near the lake too.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Neveria y Paleteria Cinco de Mayo

Downtown LaGrange has a yummy frozen treat shop that you should try soon! 

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 photo pop_zps9fvplqka.jpg Located just off of Main Street in LaGrange at 101 South Walnut Avenue, Neveria y Paleteria 5 de Mayo has a popsicle or ice cream flavor for everyone! We recently checked it out after adding it to our Ice Cream and Cool Treats Oldham County list.  

The shop has authentic Mexican homemade ice cream and snacks.  We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of flavors to choose from. There are cream and water popsicles in 20+ flavors.  Priced at only $2 per popsicle, this is an affordable treat for families to enjoy. We tried the cookies & cream, neapolitan, coffee and watermelon popsicles during our visit and they were delicious and fresh! The cookies & cream popsicle had two big cookies in it and the watermelon had chunks of fruit inside of it also. Some other unique flavors include: eggnog, spicy watermelon, avocado and pistachio. If you're a little unsure about trying a certain flavor, there are .75 cent mini popsicles that are perfect for a taste test.

 photo ice cream close up_zpsj4ags5ek.jpg During a previous visit, we tried the eggnog, cheesecake, Gansitos and Ferrero Rochet ice cream. The scoops were generous and the ice cream was creamy and delicious.  Three of us enjoyed ice cream for under $10. The shop can make other frozen ice cream treats like sundaes or shakes.  We've heard that the Mangonada is worth trying!

Whatever frozen treat you try from this family business, you won't be disappointed.  Their treats are unique, fresh, yummy and affordable. Next time you're in Downtown LaGrange, stop in the shop to check out what they offer and support this local business.  There are a few tables and chairs inside the shop or you can walk down Main Street and find a bench or rocking chair to sit and enjoy your dessert.

Business hours are:
Monday-Saturday 12-9pm
Sunday 2-9pm
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Ice Cream & Other Cool Treat Spots in Oldham County

Whether you're in the mood for an ice cream cone, shake, frozen drink or something fruity, Oldham County has plenty of choices!


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LaGrange Coffee Roasters
If you're wanting a frozen treat with a little pick me up, try a frozen or iced coffee!  They also now have soft serve ice cream in their coffee shop. Visit them and the other great places on Main Street!

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Try a unique frozen treat with a fresh fruit twist!

McDonald's & Dairy Queen
These are both locally owned franchises!

Buckner
Fitz Freeze Frozen Treats
They have a new location near the Oldham County Middle School campus on Hwy 146. They offer Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Novelty Ice Cream. Sit outside at one of their many picnic tables and enjoy a colorful shaved ice! Listen for their ice cream truck visiting a neighborhood near you!

Crestwood
Red Peppermint Frozen Yogurt (currently closed due to COVID 19)
This frozen yogurt shop is connected to the delicious and very popular Red Pepper Deli.  We love to grab lunch at Red Pepper Deli and then a frozen yogurt treat.  The kids love the different toppings!

Shiver Shack
This family-owned shaved iced business is open seasonally during the warmer months in Crestwood Station.  They offer a variety of combos and other flavors.  The small is HUGE! (Bring cash and make sure you check their facebook page during bad weather.)

Wilder's Café
Wilder's Café serves Blue Bell ice cream. Get it by the scoop or as a milkshake!  They also serve delicious smoothies.

Dairy Queen, McDonald's & Burger King
You can usually find a coupon for a deal on a treat or they offer BOGO specials during the week.  Do you have a favorite DQ treat? Use the McDonald's or Burger King app to find deals on cool treats.

Westport
Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Did someone say ice cream pie?  Holy cow - their ice cream pie slices are BIG!  It is worth the drive down the hill to visit this restaurant for a cool treat.  The homemade ice cream pies, ice cream cookie sandwiches and shakes are so delicious!

Prospect
IGA has a soft serve ice cream machine!  Don't forget about Dairy Queen & McDonald's!
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Friday, June 12, 2020

15+ Things to do at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

One of our favorite Oldham County places to visit is Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.  There really is more to see and do here than you realize.

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Besides admiring the beauty of the plants, flowers and trees all around Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, there are several other ways to spend your time during your visit. We wanted to share some of the ways we like to spend our time.

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is located at 6220 Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood.  They are currently re-open with some COVID-19 visitor guidelines in place. Please click HERE to learn more about the restrictions before visiting. The buildings are currently closed to visitors, but the restrooms are open.  There are no programs scheduled for this time.  For virtual programs, please see their website for more details. 

The current hours are 10am-4pm Tuesday - Saturday and 12-4pm on Sunday. Closed on Mondays.  Admission is free for members (if you plan to visit more than once, we highly recommend considering a membership). $5 for children ages 6-17 and adults over 55. Free for children 5 and under and $9 for adults. 

 photo fairy_zpsncpybxe2.jpg 1. Fairy Garden - Of course this would be #1 on our list. These tiny fairy houses are so unique and fun to look at for all ages. You'll find yourself noticing the tiniest of details with each house. Look up in the trees, you'll see more fairy hideouts. 

2. Picnic - Our family likes to picnic or have a treat while we our visiting. Wilder's Café is right down the street from the gardens. Grab a cup of coffee, lunch or a treat and find the perfect spot to enjoy it. There are plenty of picnic tables hidden away in shaded areas, benches, rocking chairs or pack a blanket to really spread out. 

3. Scavenger Hunts - There are two different scavenger hunts for children to enjoy. Ask for the laminated sheets in the barn.  The hunts aren't overwhelming and the items are all in the same areas. Children find it exciting to find each picture and discover new things that they might not have noticed before.

 photo music_zpsoivzrobt.jpg 4. Children's Playscapes - Located near the entrance to the gardens, is an area designed for children to make some outdoor music. We like to start and end at this area. Run through a bamboo tunnel or knock on a xylophone. Picnic tables are close by if you want to take a break here too.

5. Photography - You'll find it hard not to snap a photo while visiting the gardens. Whether you get a shot of your children running through the rows of trees in the Secret Garden or the tulips in bloom by the castle, you can spend quite a while capturing the beauty around the gardens. Let your kids become the photographer. Let them use your phone or grab one of your old digital cameras and let them take the shots!

6. Be Your Own Tour Guide - Families can certainly be their own tour guide during the visit. Grab a map at the entrance and make your way around the gardens. There are signs near some areas with QR codes to scan.  Once scanned, you can learn more about the different buildings, trees, plants, history and more.

 photo lynley_zpsd0hfzllx.jpg 7. Spot the Pollinators - One of our favorite areas is the Pollinator Meadow located below the castle terrace. This area is full of buzzing bees and fluttering butterflies. Visitors can walk around the pollinators or watch them from above.  If you do go down from the terrace, try to find the old swimming pool window!

8. Hike - We enjoy hiking the Yew Dell trails in the cooler months (especially fall). The trail is 1.5 miles and winds through the woods. There are a few areas to catch small streams of water and waterfalls when it's not so dry out. 

9. Create Art - If you want to be creative while visiting Yew Dell, you can certainly pick a spot to sketch or draw. Be inspired by the nature around you.  Bring a sketch pad and colored pencils for your children to create some pieces of art.

10. Wide Open Spaces - There are a few greenspaces around the gardens that are perfect for children to run a little. We like to bring bubbles with us to add to the fun. The Garden Maze is also fun for a quick exploration. 

 photo qr code_zps0svnoiin.jpg 11. Take a Walk - If you are looking to get a little exercise in a beautiful setting, Yew Dell is perfect.  Most of the paths are paved and are stroller friendly.  Some of the paths are mulched, but still very easy to maneuver. (There are designated days that Yew Dell allows dogs on the grounds.  Be sure to check their website for details before bringing along your dog for the walk.)

12. Read - The gardens offer a peaceful, quiet atmosphere perfect for reading. Pack a book and find a spot to read. We like to get to the gardens early and get our summer reading in for the day.  The rocking chairs by the castle or patio by the event area are some favorite spots. 

13. Look Up - I can thank my daughter for this idea.  Pack a blanket and find a spot in the trees to gaze at the leaves, clouds or wildlife. It's great to hear your child's imagination about the cloud shapes or their excitement when they see a pretty bird or mischievous squirrel. 

 photo mand_zpsf2edlg4m.jpg 14. Water Features - There are two small pools with ever changing plants surrounding them.  We usually find at least one frog and several tadpoles in the pools.  The beautiful mandalas are also wonderful to watch float around. 

15. Shop - There is a great gift shop with very unique garden inspired items. Check out the children's section with books, games and other fun things for the little ones.  Local honey is sold when in season along with other local artisan pieces. 

16. Be Inspired - Perhaps you want to take a go at creating your own garden at home.  Yew Dell has starter plants for sale and has plant sales scheduled during the year.  The gardens are always changing with the season, so visit often to continue being inspired. 

17. Admire the Architecture, Sculptures and Carvings - The history behind some of the structures and artwork throughout the garden is very interesting.  Many of them were hand-built by the original owner, Theodore Klein. New sculptures are placed throughout the grounds too and are always popping up.

 photo remington_zpsjrkfvm6p.jpg 18. Explore Buildings* - We have our fingers crossed that the wonderful buildings will be reopen soon for visiting. We love the greenhouses and of course, the castle. 

19. Programs & Events* - Another aspect of Yew Dell that we are looking forward to returning are the great programs and events that they plan throughout the year.  Children in the Dell is a family favorite as well as Boo Dell. There are great adults only programs too, that we hope will return soon.  A membership offers free admission or a reduced admission to some of the programs and events held at Yew Dell.

20. Volunteer - Want to give back to this great gem in Oldham County and visit more often?  Inquire about volunteering at Yew Dell.  

Bonus: There are two garden kitties. Their pictures are on the wall in the barn.  We always love a good visit from Remington and Helen when we visit. See if you can spot them napping in the gardens. 
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Monday, June 8, 2020

Hiking at Harrods Creek Park

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 photo a9d66e99-bbc7-4dbc-95cc-44d4c8e912e8_zpsmtcjb6qb.jpgSometimes our family needs to get out together for fresh air, exploring and a little exercise. We like to visit Harrods Creek Park in Prospect to do these things together. This wooded park offers visitors several hiking and walking trails to explore.

Directions to the park can be found here and parking is available close to the trails in the Hunting Creek neighborhood.

There are four trails at the park identified by colors. The elevation ranges with each one and the terrain varies from grass, heavily wooded and dirt. Our family didn't find the trails difficult to walk. If you stick along the creek, you're less likely to find shaded areas as you are up in the woods. During the warmer months, the wooded trails have thicker brush and taller grasses, which can be a nuisance to sensitive skin. Just prepare ahead of time with appropriate attire.

There are several benches, swings and small wooden bridges along the trails. We enjoyed the swings that offered views over grassy fields and of Harrods Creek. There are several smaller benches closer to the creek where we saw families fishing together or just sitting enjoying the views. The wooden bridges allow you to cross over natural creeks; some are large with waterfalls and some smaller ones.
 photo trail_zpsnyhojklh.jpgFor those that like to enjoy their time floating down Harrods Creek, the park has a launch site to put in your kayak or canoe. One summer we rented kayaks from Nachand Canoe & Kayak and saw Harrods Creek Park from our kayaks. There are spots on the trails that lead to sandy beaches along the creek if you desire to explore the water life on land. Keep an eye out for wildlife like turtles basking in the sun on a log, deer and even snakes.

Our family generally spends about 1.5 hours in the park walking at a leisurely pace. Several distance markers and directional signs are along the trails. There is an interactive trail map online to help direct you also. We were able to always connect to the internet also if we wanted to see our location.

Harrods Creek Park is beautiful and a great gem just outside of the Oldham County line. It is a short drive from southern Oldham County. Enjoy the trails together as a family!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Oldham County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2020

Like so many things these past few months, the Oldham County Public Library Summer Reading Program is revamped to meet safety guidelines for everyone.  Our great program directors and librarians have created at home activities for readers this summer.

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"Imagine Your Story" is this year's theme and what a story we will all have to share when we retell about our time during 2020. 

Here are a few key things to know about this year's summer reading program.

ACTIVITY BOOK
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Hopefully, by now, you have received an activity book in the mail. Extra booklets can be requested by visiting the Oldham County Public Library's website and completing an online form that opens up on June 8th. The activity book is meant to serve as this summer's reading log. Each day, there is a new (optional) activity to complete and a spot to share what you are reading. After completing the 27 days of reading, children are eligible for beads, brag tags and prizes. An adult will need to complete the online form for submitting entries for prizes.  The booklet contains activities for children under 2 as well.

GRAB & GO CRAFT KITS

Each Wednesday, new Grab & Go Craft Kits will be available on a first come basis at the South Oldham in Crestwood and Mahan location in Goshen.  The Oldham County Cooperative Extension Office has partnered up with our library and will also have the kits at their office.  Each kit contains a new, fun project for children to complete.  Kits are available for "porch pickup" at South and Mahan branches beginning at 10am and at the Extension Office at 8am. The Oldham County Extension Office is located right next to the Main Branch in LaGrange.  Their address is: 207 Parker Drive The first project was a cute pool noodle dragon.  We can't wait to see next week's craft kit!

ONLINE STORYTIMES

Parents can sign up for online storytimes. Register online for the storytime that fits your children and you will receive a secure zoom link. There are storytimes for children ages baby-6 years old. What a fun way to continue these programs at home.

TEEN & ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAMS TOO
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As usual, there is a Teen and an Adult Summer Reading Program too.  Follow the Teen Program on their social media platforms to stay up to date on what's happening.  Teen and adult readers can submit their reading logs online to be entered in some great prize drawings.

CURBSIDE AND DRIVE-THRU PICKUP

We were so excited when books and other materials were available to be picked up once again! Right now, the three library branches have pickup Monday-Thursday 1-7pm and Friday 1-5pm. Reserve your items online and once you receive a notification that the item is ready for pick up, go to the branch you chose when you made the reservation.  There are instructions at the Mahan & South branch on how to safely pick up your items. The Main library has a convenient drive-thru to use.  The library also has several online resources and will also help you pick out books for your children if you find it difficult.  There is a form to complete on their website or you can call asking for assistance.  Simply tell the librarian a little about what interests your reader and they will help pick out books for pickup.

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