Fort Scott Library Summer Reading Program: Space

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme is A Universe of Stories, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which will be celebrated on July 20.
This year’s youth program will include activities and challenges for all library patrons ages birth – 18.
A program for adults will also be available, with details to be released later.
The teen and family kick-off parties will take place soon, and early registration is open online through the library website at
Any summer reading registrations turned in online or in person by June 4 will earn a prize for each child or teen. Paper registrations and volunteer forms are available at the library circulation desks and have been sent home through all Bourbon County schools and preschools. Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more details.

Volunteers or donors may email Miss Val at [email protected] or call 620-223-2882.

We still need more donors for weekly snacks, and more volunteers to help with parties and regular program weeks.

All volunteers will receive a letter for their resume or college application upon request.

2019 Summer Reading Performers Schedule:

Musician Alan Cunningham – June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center (FSCC)

Juggler Brian Wendling – July 3 at 10 a.m. at the  Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center (FSCC)

Rare Jewels of the Rainforest Bird Show – July 16 at 10 a.m. at the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center (FSCC)

Other Events Scheduled:

A Universe of Games Teen Kick-Off Party – May 29 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Keyhole 

Space Camp Family Kick-Off Party – June 5 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Danny & Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center (FSCC)

Regular Weekly Programs (Kids Birth – 5th grade) – Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10 a.m., June 18 – August 7 at Fort Scott Public Library. NO regular meetings the weeks of June 4 & 12 or July 2 & 17 due to performances and parties. Events will begin in our event room and the computer room, located downstairs, and finish upstairs for awards, registration, and book browsing. Grades for age groups are based on what grade the child is going into this fall.

Regular Weekly Programs (Teens and Tweens going into 6th – 12th grade) – Wednesdays at 4:15 pm, June 5 – July 31 at the library (at least once monthly we will meet at The Keyhole). Teens are also encouraged to volunteer at children’s meetings.

Alien Parties – June 24, 2:30 –  3:30 & 4:30 – 5:30 at Fort Scott Public Library (Pre-registration required)

LibraryCon: A Celebration of Stories and Fandoms Community Event – July 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fort Scott Public Library

Harry Potter Birthday Teen Wrap-Up Party – July 31, 5 – 6 p.m. at Fort Scott Public Library

Family Wrap-Up & Rewards Swim Party – Tentative Date – August 14, 7:15 –  9:15 p.m. at Fort Scott Municipal Pool

Submitted by Valetta Cannon, Youth Librarian & Assistant Director, Fort Scott Public Library

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