Kids can have a free summer adventure during Brain Camps at the Library

This summer, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is giving kids the opportunity to expand their minds in creative and fun ways at one of the Library’s free summer Brain Camps through the generous support of Duke Energy. Kids have two options: week-long themed camps at various Library locations or one-day Mini Brain Camps at all Library locations. These camps are available as part of the Library’s Summer Adventure (formerly Summer Learning) program.

Week-Long Brain Camps

Free, week-long Brain Camps are available at select Library branches. Students in grades 1-5 can explore the wonderful world all around us. Activities include stories, games, science experiments and themed crafts. Themes vary by branch. Camps run Monday through Friday in the afternoons (exact times vary by branch).

June 5–9: Cheviot, Forest Park, Green Township, and Westwood branches

June 12–16: College Hill, Deer Park, North Central, and Oakley branches

June 19–23: Delhi Township, Madisonville, Sharonville, and Walnut Hills branches

June 26–30: Blue Ash, Elmwood Place, Reading, and St. Bernard branches

July 10–14: Avondale, Corryville, Greenhills, and Northside branches

July 17–21: Covedale, Groesbeck, Hyde Park, and West End branches

July 24–28: Mt. Healthy, Norwood, Pleasant Ridge, and Price Hill branches

July 31–Aug. 4: Bond Hill, Clifton, Monfort Heights, and Wyoming branches

One-day mini Brain Camps at branches

Free, one-day Brain Camps are being held in June and July at all Library locations for students entering grades 1–5. Coding with Ozobots is this year’s theme and sessions last two hours (exact times vary by branch). Learn the basics of coding with Ozobot, a tiny robot you can command through simple codes.

Registration is required for all Brain Camps. Registration for June Brain Camps begins May 1. Registration for July Brain Camps begins June 1. To register online, visit or call 513-369-6900. Group size is limited for individual attention.

Thanks to these generous sponsors, who have made a commitment to support Summer Adventure:

Duke Energy, The Library Foundation, Friends of the Public Library, The Andrew Jergens Foundation, Cincinnati Reds, Energy Alliances, FC Cincinnati,  Gold Star Chili, Kroger, Louis & Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation, The Maxwell Weaver Foundation, Newman’s Own, Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, Western & Southern, The William Dally Foundation, and Wing Eye Care.