9/11 Poster Exhibit Coming to SCPL

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

Celebrating Juneteenth at SCPL

Saturday, June 19th is Juneteenth, and the best way to celebrate is by educating yourself. Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. “Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day that federal troops arrived in Galveston, … Read More

What is New Adult Fiction?

There have been many young adult novel hits such as The Hunger Games, House of Hollow, A Series of Unfortunate Events and many more. There have also been titans of the adult genre such as George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. But a new genre has been emerging over the past several years, New Adult. You may also have … 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

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