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
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
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
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
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