Important Books to Read to Young Children

Now that school is back in session, you may be looking for some new books for your little ones to practice their reading skills, and we’ve got the list for you! 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 … 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

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