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

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

Make Your Voice Heard by Voting for your Favorite Young Adult Novel of 2020!

The Scott County Public Library invites you to vote for your favorite YA novels for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teens’ Top Ten of 2020! This “teen choice” list allows teens to nominate and vote for their favorite books! Readers between the ages of 12-18 can vote online between August 15 – October 15 on the Teens’ Top … Read More

Banned Books Week – Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

The Scott County Public Library invites you to celebrate Banned Books Week through September 27 – October 3, 2020. The American Library Association sponsors this event each year to recognize the freedom to read. Banned Books Week brings together readers in support of expressing ideas that might be considered unconventional or unpopular, and to draw attention to the harms of … Read More

The Scott County Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!

The Scott County Public Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by paying tribute to the many contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South American descent. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15 by commemorating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic-American citizens. This year, SCPL would like to recognize the many … Read More

Scott County Public Library Offers Digital Resources Perfect for Back-To-School!

As students and families are preparing for school this year, many are learning new ways to engage with their school and teachers online. No matter where your classroom is this year, The Scott County Public Library is here to help you succeed by offering free digital resources perfect for at-home learning. TumbleBooks – For students of all ages. TumbleBooks provides … Read More

Curbside Pick-Up Service at the Scott County Public Library!

Scott County Public Library staff are committed to providing everyone with safe access to library materials. If you don’t feel comfortable coming inside the building, we offer curbside pick-up service. You may place selected items on hold through the online catalog available on our website www.scottpublib.org – OR- call the library directly and a staff member will assist you. You … Read More