Celebrate Black History Month with the Scott County Public Library!

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

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

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the Scott County Public Library!

Wherever you are this winter season, keep the holiday spirit alive by sharing stories on different holiday celebrations. This is the perfect way to learn about cultures around the world and celebrate diversity. The Scott County Public Library invites everyone to learn more about these holiday festivities by discovering these titles and more at the library! Santa and the Goodnight … 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

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

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

The Scott County Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

The Scott County Public Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by paying tribute to the many contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South American descent. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 by commemorating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic-American citizens. This year, SCPL would like to recognize the many … Read More