Summer Reading is Almost Here!

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Usually April showers bring May flowers, but here at the library, May is all about preparing for Summer Reading! For the past two years, many public libraries have been forced to move their programs to virtual platforms due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that Summer Reading is back fully in-person with lots of exciting … Read More

National Library Week at SCPL

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National Library Week was first observed in 1958, when the American Library Association (ALA) sponsored the event and encouraged libraries across the nation to participate each April. National Library Week, which runs April 4th through 10th, is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians across America and promote the use of the nation’s libraries and their resources. … Read More

Celebrate International Women’s Day with SCPL!

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Each March we celebrate Women’s History Month by looking back and honoring women’s contributions throughout American history. Did you know that Women’s History Month actually started as just a weeklong celebration? Yep! In February of 1980, women’s groups and historians lobbied for President Jimmy Carter to issue a Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980, as National Women’s … Read More

SCPL’s First Exhibit of 2022!

In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history. Fifty years later, the week became a month, and today February is celebrated as African American History Month. This year Scott County Public Library is excited to announce that we are celebrating African American History Month with the Traveling Panel Exhibition: “Telling … Read More

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