Give the Gift of Reading this Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—or whichever wintry holiday you choose to celebrate! This time of year, many of us wonder what the best gift is for our loved ones. A new pair of gloves to keep them warm? Jewelry? Gift cards? While all of these are great ideas, we’ve got something here at SCPL that is sure … Read More

Who’s Speaking at Our Watch Party? Tall, Dark & Full O’ Books

Jason Reynolds Watch Party at the library

Jason Reynolds is a charismatic, laid-back, plain-spoken guy from Washington D.C. who also happens to be a mesmerizing American author who writes novels and poetry for young adult and middle grade readers. He is also the recipient of numerous awards for his writing. Chief among those awards is that he is currently serving as the National Ambassador for Young People’s … Read More

Important Books to Read to Young Children

Even as adults, many of us remember books of our childhood that had some sort of influence on us. For centuries, stories have been a way for parents to instill important lessons in their children. Tales used to be passed down by word-of-mouth, but these days we have some wonderful picture books! Children’s books can be a great learning tool; … Read More

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

Celebrate the Summer Olympics with Mango

The Olympics are an exciting time for individuals all over the world as we root for our country’s competitors and admire the talent of peoples from across the globe. This year, while we enjoy our usual Summer Olympic favorites such as gymnastics and swimming, we also have a few new sports to enjoy. Skateboarding, sports climbing (or “rock climbing”), surfing … 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

The Book vs eBook Battle

“There is an elegant simplicity to it; simply open the covers and turn the pages” What is a book anymore? I mean, really? Everyone seems to have a passionate connection to everything these days, from their political views to favorite food and choice of reading materials is no different. As a librarian I find it amusing whenever I speak to … Read More

Women’s History Month

In 1987, in order to recognize the many accomplishments of women throughout history, the United States Congress designated the month of March as National Women’s History Month. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, “the significance of the month of March dates to the mid-19th century when, on March 8, 1857, a group of female garment workers in New York City staged a … 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