Twenty years ago, 19 terrorists associated with al-Qaeda hijacked four California bound commercial airliners. Two of these planes were intentionally flown into the twin towers in New York City. One into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the fourth was taken over by brave passengers and went down in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Despite twenty years having passed, many people still … 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
Building Language Skills with Wordless Picture Books with the Scott County Public Library!
Explore each picture, taking turns with your child. Use your child’s finger and begin pointing out the things on the page. Such as pictures, people, characters, and situations. Look at colors, shapes, moods, or the pages. At first, you may want to suggest words to start the story. Talk about what you see with your child. Ask questions and use … Read More
SCPL Hosts “Rightfully Hers” Pop-up Exhibit Provided by the United States National Archives.
Rightfully Hers is on display at the Scott County Public Library! This new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Through the month of August, visit the library to explore the history of the ratification of this historic amendment, women’s voting rights, and its impact today. “It’s important that young people know about … Read More
The Scott County Public Library Invites You to Join our Summer Reading Program Online!
As we continue to live through these unprecedented times, the Scott County Public Library invites you to join our Summer Reading Program online. We are offering reading materials and activities to encourage patrons of all ages to keep reading during summer vacation! To adapt to our new normal, the library will be providing all programs and events virtually. Programs vary … Read More
3…2…1…BLAST OFF! Scott County Public Library Launches Global Rocket Event!
-By Lissette De la Cruz On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission set off to outer space, and became the first to successfully land on the moon. Four days later, an estimated 650 million people watched on television as Commander Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, and heard his unforgettable words, “that’s one small step for … Read More