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Programs and information for Adults

Adult Summer Reading Challenge
June 1-August 31
Read and Rate Books. Score points. Flyers and instructions are available at both circulation desks and on our website.
Receive a prize after you submit your first book read!

Adult Summer Reading Monthly Challenge for July
Summer Reading themed Tic Tac Toe cards are available on the Adult Summer Reading table upstairs.
Turn in your Tic Tac Toe at the downstairs desk by July 31st for a prize.

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.

LibraryCon: Authors, Artists, Cosplayers, Fans & Performers Wanted

Be a guest presenter, author, artist, or volunteer at our first-ever LibraryCon event! On July 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., we will welcome local authors & artists to the library to show (and possibly sell) their work. We will also host a variety of activities throughout the library, relating to fandoms of books, movies, TV shows, video games, and more! If you like to cosplay (dress up in a costume), read to children, make balloon animals, create with kids or teens, have creative writing or art skills to share, or enjoy celebrating your favorite characters and stories, contact Miss Val to tell us how you can help! We will need people to work at a variety of activities and our food area to help the event be a success. If you are interested in helping or would like bring food or drinks, please contact us by calling the library or emailing Miss Val at [email protected]

LibraryCon: July 20th, 10:00-2:00

Join your fellow fans, authors, artists, and Fort Scottians on July 20, 10 am -2 pm, for a library-wide celebration of Stories & Fandoms for all ages!
Guests & Events Include:
Cookie Decorating & Story with The Cookie Momster
Book Signings with Local Authors Cathy Werling and Pastor James Collins 
Kids’ Creative Writing Workshop with Professor Harold Hicks from 1-2
LEGO Creation Station ~ R2D2 Droid ~ Talking Chewbacca
Trivia ~ Snacks ~ Crafts ~ Treats ~ Prizes and More!

For Kids

Summer reading continues this week with juggler Brian Wendling Wednesday morning at 10 at Ellis Fine Arts Center. We will have a regular week of story programs with the theme Animal Tales, on July 9 & 10, followed by the Rare Jewels of the Rainforest Bird Show on July 16 at the Ellis Center. Following that will be two more regular weeks with the themes Earth & Biology (July 23 & 24) and Superheroes & Scifi (July 30 & 31). LibraryCon will take place on July 20, 10 – 2 at the library as well. Our summer reading program will wrap up on August 7 with a pool party from 7:15 – 9:15 pm at the Fort Scott Pool.
Note: There will be NO regular programs at the library the weeks of July 3 or July 16, due to performances at the Ellis Center. If you would like to volunteer at or donate to a program, please let Miss Val know at [email protected]. We NEED volunteers like you!

 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join our free early literacy program and steer your baby or preschooler child 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.

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