February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the past and present achievements of African Americans. On February 8th, the Scott County Public Library is proud to offer “Women of Jazz” presented by Galen Abdur-Razzaq. Jazz is a uniquely American music genre and often its early musicians are forgotten. Mr. Abdur-Razzaq, a prominent lecturer and musician himself, introduces us … Read More
Help Support the Georgetown AMEN House in our Helping Hands Food Drive Challenge!
We hope everyone had a happy holidays with plenty of delicious food and good cheer! Holidays often spark the desire to give to those in need, and food pantries traditionally receive many donations during the holiday season. However, donations can slow during the rest of the year. That is why the Scott County Public Library has, for many years, sponsored … Read More
Snowy Day Reads for All Ages
With winter creeping in, we now have the perfect excuse to stay inside and read! Here are some great titles for all ages to cozy up to and read during those chilly winter nights. The Scott County Public Library invites everyone to discover these titles and more at the library! Children The Snow Rabbit by Camille Garoche This gorgeous book … Read More
Remembering the Holocaust
Join the Scott County Public Library in recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. The United Nations General Assembly designated this date as the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor victims of the Holocaust. Library patrons may join us for a special poetry reading presented by Scott County Public Library Assistant, Stephanie. She will be commemorating … Read More
Learn More About National Native American Heritage Month with the Scott County Public Library!
During the month of November, National Native American Heritage Month provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate and recognize the rich cultures, histories, and accomplishments of Native Americans. The Scott County Public Library invites everyone to learn more about the many traditions Native Americans celebrate in their lives by discovering these titles and more at the library! Bury My Heart at … Read More
The Hidden Importance of Origami Day
November 11th is Origami day; it is fitting that we discuss one of the most popular origami creations, the paper crane. Origami is most often associated with the Japanese, although credible sources indicate potential Chinese roots as well as the independent development of paper folding in various parts of the world. Its name is derived from the Japanese “oru” which … Read More
10 Halloween Books Perfect for Children!
Halloween can be a magical time of year! The Scott County Public Library invites you and your family to cuddle up and read the many fun Halloween titles we have available for check out! Your children will love to read these silly stories of flying brooms and whimsical animals to help celebrate this favorite fall holiday. Check out this spooky … Read More
Make Your Voice Heard by Voting for your Favorite Young Adult Novel of 2020!
The Scott County Public Library invites you to vote for your favorite YA novels for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teens’ Top Ten of 2020! This “teen choice” list allows teens to nominate and vote for their favorite books! Readers between the ages of 12-18 can vote online between August 15 – October 15 on the Teens’ Top … Read More
Join the Scott County Public Library for monthly Book Discussions and Recommendations!
The Scott County Public Library offers an array of casual book discussions and recommendations to help patrons stay connected with the books they love! Patrons of all ages can meet for monthly virtual meetings using Zoom. They can also discover new books, audio books, and e-books available for check out with our staff recommendations. Join us to re-read a favorite … Read More
Banned Books Week – Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!
The Scott County Public Library invites you to celebrate Banned Books Week through September 27 – October 3, 2020. The American Library Association sponsors this event each year to recognize the freedom to read. Banned Books Week brings together readers in support of expressing ideas that might be considered unconventional or unpopular, and to draw attention to the harms of … Read More
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