Summer Reading Press Release

Summer Reading Press Release

Shelby County Public Library Joins NASA in Celebrating A Universe of Stories

SHELBYVILLE, KY—The Shelby County Public Library (SCPL) has joined more than 16,000 libraries across the country to participate in the summer reading program, A Universe of Stories. In collaboration with NASA, SCPL and libraries across the country have created a veritable launchpad filled with STEM resources, activities, and training opportunities that libraries can utilize to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. This summer learning program will coincide with NASA’s sixty years of achievement and its celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. 

This year’s summer reading program will be a great opportunity for our community’s children to celebrate the universe and science, with fun and hands-on activities. 

The Shelby County Public Library will offer a range of public programs to bring the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to children and teens. Some notable events include the Wave Foundation Shark Tank from the Newport Aquarium June 19 at 11 A.M. and 1 P.M. and the University of Louisville Portable Planetarium on June 26, with shows every 30 minutes from 10 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1:30-5:30 P.M. 

The fun isn’t limited to kid’s programs, though. The Library will continue to host several programs for adults, though as always, our summer is dedicated to continuing education for children in Shelby County. For a full schedule of events, visit the SCPL website at 

“We are excited that SCPL will participate in this national program,” said Megan Langlois, Youth Services Librarian. “Once again, we have partnered with Commonwealth Bank and Trust to prepare for this amazing summer program. We know that our Summer Reading program is fundamental to continuing education during the summer break from school, and we’re proud to provide this opportunity for our community.” SCPL Summer Reading 2 

The Shelby County Public Library is located at 309 Eighth Street, Shelbyville, Kentucky. 

The Carnegie Library Center, the Library’s event space, is located at 731 College Street, Shelbyville, Kentucky. Our summer learning programs are free and open to the public. The Library is open Monday-Thursday from 9 AM-7 PM; Friday from 9 AM-5:30 PM; and Saturday from 9 AM-1:30 PM. SCPL was built in 1903 as a result of a grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The SCPL campus provides more than 30,000 square-feet for public use. Library cards are free for every resident of Shelby County, and allow the cardholder access to more than 50,000 items including books, audiobooks, DVDs, and numerous online resources. 


For more information, contact:

Mason Warren
Public Relations
(502) 633-3803


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