The world’s oldest known library was founded sometime in the 7th century B.C. in modern day Iraq, and here we are, thousands of years later in Scott County, Kentucky. Clearly libraries are not going anywhere. But that doesn’t mean that they haven’t changed dramatically. Libraries have transformed to places with just books to community hubs where patrons can find valuable … Read More
Let SCPL Help You Get Back to School!
August means Back to School here in Scott County and we’re ready to help you get back into the swing of things! The beginning of the school year can be stressful. You’re busy buying school supplies, trying to replace the clothes your kid grew out of since May and (for those of us here in the Scott County district) trying … Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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