Fort Scott Public Library Sept. Newsletter

Fort Scott Public Library Newsletter
September 2019


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Programs and information for Adults


Coloring for Adults
Wednesdays at the Library from 2:00-4:00

We supply coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. You’re welcome to bring your own supplies and projects, if you prefer.

Ongoing Book Sale
We have a shelf and 2 carts of books for sale downstairs ALL the time!
Paperback     $0.25
Hardback    $0.50
Other Items   $1.00 (or as marked)

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.

For Kids

Join Miss Val for Storytime on Tues. or Wed. at 10 am weekly for a themed children’s program! Storytime features stories, crafts, snacks, singing, and sometimes, special guests, all centered around seasonal themes or ideas from attendees. The program is free and open to all ages! Each event also features a play and coloring table, which families with energetic little ones or special needs children find especially helpful. Join us and see for yourself! Upcoming themes: Mermaids, Food, Toy Stories, Llamas, Music, Fish, Fall, and Halloween.
Tell us your child’s theme ideas here.
Miss Val is always seeking volunteers to help with programs and prep. Interested? Contact her at

 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 stopping in at the library for your first reading log, welcome letter, and other paperwork. Take a look at our awesome readers here.
Attention: 1,000 Books Graduates! 
Plan to attend our first-ever 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation Party on September 27, 5 – 5:30 pm.
Graduates who have reached 1,000 or more books read before kindergarten will receive certificates, goodie bags, snacks, and will make a craft. All past or current participant families are welcome to attend, and will receive a goodie bag, snack, and be invited to read a book together as a group. Join us in congratulating and celebrating these amazing accomplishments in early literacy!

For Families

Celebrate the beginning of a new school year with fellow homeschool families at our 2nd Annual Back to Homeschool Party!
September 30, 2 – 3 pm.
Enjoy snacks & drinks while participating in activities for kids & teens at this free program. Parents will discuss curriculum and schedules for the upcoming year.
                     Slime returns to Maker Monday!
September 16, 4 – 5 pm.
Make pudding, fluffy, glitter, borax, and many other kinds of slime!
Enjoy snacks & water and work as a family at this free program. Kids 2nd grade and below must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

TAG for Teens & Tweens

Middle & High School Students, come on Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. for a free program just for you! Help us shape the program for the upcoming months by suggesting new group names and joining in a vote on September 11. An ongoing reading challenge began last week and will run through the end of next May. Reading prizes and books will be awarded for every 500 pages of reading. The August & September meetings will run as follows:
September 11, 4:15-5 pm: Monster Mash-Up Sewing at the Library
September 18, 4-6 pm: Games & Snacks Night at the Library
September 25, 4:15-5 pm: Book Club at the Keyhole
October 2, 4:15-5 pm: Community Service (Have a project for us?)
October 9, 4:15-5 pm: Mini Pumpkin Painting at the Library
October 16, 4-6 pm: Games & Snacks Night at the Library
October 23, 4:15-5 pm: Book Club at the Keyhole
October 30, 4-5 pm: Halloween Party at the Library
Need a ride from public school to TAG? Parents or guardians, call Joe Allen at 223-0800 to arrange bus transportation for your student.

New books–Adult Fiction

A dangerous man
by Robert Crais

Rescuing a bank teller from an abduction attempt, Joe Pike tackles the most perilous case of his career when the would-be kidnappers are found murdered and the bank teller goes missing. By the best-selling author of The Wanted

Bark of night
by David Rosenfelt

Rescuing a dog who was abandoned at a veterinarian’s office by a stranger, defense lawyer Andy Carpenter searches for answers upon learning that the dog’s real owner has been found murdered. By the award-nominated author of Deck the Hounds

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