The public library system may well be one of the most underutilized resources we have in our country. The Fort Scott public library is no different, providing a wide array of resources for the general public.
Lisa Walther, the library’s director, while not particularly fond of photos, provided information about the library. You can visit their website here: www.fortscott.mykansaslibrary.org
The library just finished up their summer kids reading program, titled “Fix, Boom, Read.” The program targeted youngsters to encourage a love towards learning and reading. “The local PTO lent a great service in volunteering during the kids program. They also has access to local grants with helped in funding the craft projects and books the children were able to take home,” said Children’s Librarian, Julie Townsend. There were over 90 signed up and registered with an average of 50 in attendance at each event. During the school year, children’s events are scaled back, but there is still “Storytime” every Tuesday morning for the 3-5 year olds.
The Fort Scott Library is part of a network of 40 libraries which participate in resource sharing. You can view the resources you can check out and manage your account at a new web address: www.seknfind.org. There is also current information on their facebook page: www.facebook.com/fortscottpubliclibrary
Fort Scott Public Library Address:
201 S. National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm