Fort Scott Public Library Newsletter August 2019

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Fort Scott Public Library Newsletter
August 2019


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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 August
Summer Reading themed Bingo cards are available on the Adult Summer Reading table upstairs.
Turn in your Bingo at the downstairs desk by August 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.

For Kids

Storytime has Returned!
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 include camping, Ba Ba Black Sheep and other nursery rhymes, and bears. Tell us your child’s theme ideas here.
Miss Val is always seeking volunteers to help with programs and prep. Interested? Contact her at [email protected].

 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.

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.
Make something awesome at Maker Monday!
Upcoming meetings: August 26 & September 16, 4 – 5 pm.
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:
August 21, 4-6 pm: Games & Snacks Night at the Library
August 28, 4:15-5 pm: Book Club at the Keyhole
September 4, 4-5 pm: Community Service at the Library
September 11, 4:15-5 pm: Arts & Crafts at the Library
September 18, 4-6 pm: Games & Snacks Night at the Library
July 24, 4:15-5 pm: Book Club at the Keyhole
September 25, 4:15-5 pm: Book Club at the Keyhole
Need a ride from public school to TAG? Parents or guardians, call Jo Allen at 223-0800 to arrange bus transportation for your student.

New books–Adult Fiction

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