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
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