Library serving up free lunches to kids, teens during Summer Adventure

One of the most important pieces of Summer Adventure combines feeding hungry tummies and minds. Several library locations are serving free meals to children 18 and younger starting June 5. This program is made possible with the help of Cincinnati Public Schools, UMC Food Ministry and the Mount Healthy City School District.

Daily lunches and snacks are available at select Library locations to all children ages 18 and under. Lunches are available Monday through Friday beginning Monday, June 5 and ending Friday, Aug. 4. There is no food service Tuesday, July 4, due to the Fourth of July holiday. Food is served while supplies last. Summer Lunches is being served up at the following locations:

Main Library — 12:15 p.m.

Avondale Branch — 12:30 p.m.

Bond Hill Branch — 1 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m. (snack)

College Hill Branch — 1 p.m.

Covedale Branch — 12:30 p.m.

Deer Park Branch — 12:30 p.m. (lunch), 3 p.m. (snack)

Elmwood Place Branch — 12:30 p.m. (lunch), 4 p.m. (snack)

Groesbeck Branch — 12:30 p.m.

Madisonville Branch — 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. (snack)

Mt. Healthy Branch — 1 p.m. (Lunch service runs Monday through Thursday, June 5-July 27)

North Central Branch — 12:30 p.m.

Reading Branch — 12:30 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m. (snack)

West End Branch — 12:30 p.m.

For more information about free summer lunches at the library or the Summer Adventure, visit or call 513-369-6900.

Thanks to these generous sponsors, who have made a commitment to support Summer Adventure: Duke Energy, Coney Island, The Library Foundation, Friends of the Public Library, Anderson Township Library Association, The Andrew Jergens Foundation, Charles H. Dater Charitable Foundation, Inc., Cincinnati Family Magazine, Cincinnati Reds, Dollar General, Energy Alliances, FC Cincinnati, Gold Star Chili, Kroger, Louis & Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation, The Maxwell Weaver Foundation, Metro, Newman’s Own, Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, PNC Grow Up Great, Western & Southern, The William Dally Foundation, and Wing Eye Care.