Fort Scott Library Teen Group Starts Today

Valetta Cannon reads a Christmas book to children during the 2015 Christmas party
Submitted by Valetta Cannon
Fort Scott Public Library
Youth Librarian & Assistant Director
Fall is a perfect time to cozy up with a favorite book, take a stroll to watch nature change, or do both of those and more at your local library! Take a look at the upcoming programs the library is offering. All programs are free and open to the public (some programs have age limits). See you at the library!
Maker Monday 
Monday, September 19 at 4:15 pm
What can you make with a cardboard box? Show off your cardboard creation talents at Fort Scott Public Library for the first Maker Monday since early 2020. Boxes, cardboard scraps, special safe cutting tools, Makedo connectors, work tables, books filled with inspiration and instructions, and craft supplies will be provided, along with snacks. This event is for all ages, free, and open to the community. Families are encouraged to create things together.
Wednesday, September 21 at 10; Tuesdays at 10 for the weeks following.
Join Miss Val in the library’s event room for a themed storytime! Participants hear two to four stories, sing songs, make a craft, and enjoy snacks and drinks. Online storytime videos post in a private Facebook group for Storytime families and unlisted on the library’s YouTube page (families may email Miss Val at [email protected] for the link) on Thursdays at 10 am, so long as there is patron demand for the service. Reserve your curbside kit, complete with craft supplies and a snack, here: 
Teen Group
Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30 pm
Help decorate the library for fall, then enjoy refreshments in the event room. This event is for middle and high school students.
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday is a hybrid meeting, with teens participating both in person and from home. Curbside kits which include supplies, snacks, and drinks, are available. Teens can also earn library loot, which they can spend on small prizes or save up for better ones, and reward books, for participating in the library’s ongoing teen reading challenge. Each 200 pages or 100 minutes of reading earns two loot and a book. To reserve a curbside kit, fill out this form:
by 5 pm the Monday before the meeting your teen wishes to attend.
Marvelous Monday
Monday, October 10 at 3 pm
Homeschool families, meet and mingle with other local homeschoolers at Marvelous Monday events. At our next event, we will go on a scavenger hunt down Main Street. The middle and high school kids will have a more advanced list of items to find, and will begin making a collaborative newspaper for the group during this meeting. Homeschool families may submit their ideas and preferences for future meetings by filling out this form:
Teen Book Club
Monday, September 26 at 4:30 pm
6th – 12th graders, join Miss Valetta at Common Ground Coffee for teen book club! We will discuss our current and favorite reads, work on completing a custom book BINGO card for prizes, and enjoy delicious treats! This event is free and open to middle and high school students.
500 Books Before Middle School
Elementary-aged children now have a library literacy reward program of their very own. Each milestone your child reaches improves their literacy skills, increases their knowledge, and allows them to earn a prize and free book from the library. Sign up here:

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