Fort Scott Public Library Newsletter Summer 2021

Fort Scott Public Library Newsletter
Summer 2021


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Programs and information for Adults

Adult Summer Reading Challenge
June 1-August 31, 2021
  • People of any age are welcome to join us for our Adult Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Read one book.
  • Tell us the author and title of what you read using the online form on our webpage: or click here to go directly to the form: Adult Summer Reading Entry
  • While supplies last you will receive some reading-themed goodies.
  • We encourage you to read more than one book this summer, but you only need to tell us that you’ve read one.

Digital Resources

Download ebooks, audiobooks, comics, TV episodes, movies, music, and more. All you need is your library card login and a valid email address. Ask us if you need assistance.

Download ebooks and audiobooks. All you need is your library card login. Ask us if you need assistance.

Download ebooks and audiobooks from the State Library of Kansas. All you need is a Kansas Library eCard. Ask us if you need assistance.

Summer Reading Kids’ Programs

Summer Reading for Ages Birth –
5th Grade
Virtual Story & Craft Videos – In-Person Craft & Prize Pickup
Enjoy stories, make crafts, and read all summer long with Miss Val and community volunteers! This year’s theme is Tails and Tales – all about animals. We offer curbside or in-library pickup of craft materials, special activities, and prizes. Story & craft videos air on Tuesdays at 2 pm. 
Join our FSPL Families Group on Facebook to view story videos, Singalongs, and LEGO Club videos, and keep up with news, updates, polls, and more.
Read AWESOME books that go great with the theme!

 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join our free early literacy program and steer your baby or preschooler toward academic success! Studies show that children who are read to from an early age develop better vocabulary, make more connections in their brains, and form the needed skills to read by themselves much quicker than their average peers who are not read to. Sign up by emailing Miss Val at During the pandemic, we are asking parents to log their reading on paper or through the Reader Zone app (We’ll give new registrants the code), and then report reading via email to Miss Val. A sticker and prize book are offered for curbside pickup at each 100-book milestone. Take a look at our awesome readers here.

Teen Summer Reading & Gaming Programs

Summer Reading for 6th-12th grades meets live online on
Wednesdays at 4 pm. To register, click HERE.
Upcoming Activities:
Corner Bookmark Origami, Minotaur Virtual Escape Room, Pictionary & Charades, Trivia & Magazine Strip Art, and Summer Wrap-Up Party.
Discord Gaming Program for Teens
13-18 year-olds, come game with us! Southeast Kansas youth librarians, including Miss Val, lead this cooperative program to introduce teens from our libraries to one another in a safe, virtual space within our Discord server. We share a variety of games and activities during our weekly meetings – every Thursday night from 6:30-8:30. We also host ongoing discussions and activities within the Discord server. Sign up HERE to get started.

New books–Adult Fiction

An Irish hostage
by Charles Todd

British World War I nurse Bess Crawford travels to Ireland for her best friend’s wedding and unravels a dark, deceptive plot when the bridegroom goes missing in the latest addition to the series following A Cruel Deception. 75,000 first printing.

Black ice : a thriller
by Brad Thor

When a man he killed years ago shows up in Norway, Scot Harvath, America’s top spy, is tested in ways he has never imagined as he races against time to stop one of world’s most dangerous actors from taking down the United States and its allies. 500,000 first printing.

Blush : a novel
by Jamie Brenner

Returning with her mother to her parents’ North Fork Long Island winery, college-age Sadie discovers that her Grandma Vivian once ran a “trashy” book club and decides to reinstate it as a way to reconnect the family.

Choose me
by Tess Gerritsen

Detective Frankie Loomis uncovers a cache of sordid secrets while investigating the death of a brilliant, young woman who plunged off her apartment’s balcony while having a secret affair with an English professor who seems to be hiding information.

Dog eat dog
by David Rosenfelt

A lawyer who founded a dog rescue agrees to defend a passerby who intervened when he saw a man mistreating his pug, despite the man being wanted for murder in the latest novel of the series following Silent Bite.

Everyone knows your mother is a witch
by Rivka Galchen

An illiterate widow in 1618 Germany is accused of being a witch by a nasty neighbor and turns to her scientist son for help in the new novel from the author of Atmospheric Disturbances. 50,000 first printing.

False witness
by Karin Slaughter

Defense attorney Leigh Collier is taken aback when she discovers her new, high profile case will be defending her childhood abuser in the new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Pieces of Her. 250,000 first printing.

Island queen : a novel
by Vanessa Riley

A former slave rises above the harsh realities of being owned and colonialism on Montserrat working hard to buy freedom for herself her mother and her sister and becoming an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier and planter. 100,000 first printing.

It’s better this way : a novel
by Debbie Macomber

Embracing her new life after a messy divorce, former interior designer Julia Jones moves to a condominium complex where she finds unexpected friendship and then love with another new resident and fellow divorcé until a dramatic revelation threatens their happiness.

Nine lives : a novel
by Danielle Steel

On her own and feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie Kelly, facing her fears, embarks on a whirlwind trip around the globe that brings her face-to-face with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man she’s spent 30 years trying to forget. Simultaneous.

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