Fort Scott Public Library prepares for summer activities

Submitted by Valetta Cannon, May 17

Get ready to get active in mind and body this summer with the “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” children’s program, the “Get in the Game – Read!” teen’s program, and additional programming for adults, courtesy of Fort Scott Public Library, USD 234’s PTO and other community volunteers.9-1 Library 3

Beginning with a kick-off party on May 31st and running through the end of July, this summer’s program will explore fun and healthy habits, games, sports and reading habits through various activities, crafts, books, music, rewards, prizes, snacks and guest performers. We will bring in many community members skilled in specific academic or sports-related fields to share their accomplishments and knowledge. See the schedule below, and keep an eye out for more details. Also, check out our Pinterest board for a sneak peek at some of the exciting activities we’re planning.

Please note: All events will be located in Fort Scott Public Library’s downstairs rooms unless otherwise noted. Teens will walk from the library to Common Ground Coffee in a group for their regular Tuesday morning meetings. Special Date: Friday, July 15th at 10 a.m. instead of Tuesday, July 12th, we will meet for Football and Soccer week, due to the Fort Scott Community College football team’s schedule.

Here is our tentative schedule. Please visit often to view updates and changes.

Olympics-themed Kick-Off Party (all ages welcome): May 31st 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the FSCC Walking Trail

Come for games, crafts, snacks, prizes and to pre-register for our summer reading program. Please email [email protected] if you would like to volunteer at or donate to this special event. We are looking for donors of healthy food and beverages, disposable tableware and specific craft supplies. Please contact Youth Librarian Valetta Cannon for more details.

Alan Cunningham performs at Ellis Fine Arts Center: June 7th at 10 a.m. All Ages Welcome, but geared more toward children 0-12 years old. We will also be holding our first teen meeting at Common Ground Coffee at 10 a.m. this day.

Homebodies and Healthy Living: June 14th at 10 a.m. with storyteller Valetta Cannon

Percussion Magic performs at Ellis Fine Arts Center: June 17th at 10 a.m. for all ages

Cheer and Dance: June 21st at 10 a.m. with a storyteller and possible special guests FSHS and FSCC Cheer and Dance Team Members

Track and Racing: June 28th at 10 a.m. with storyteller Principal Dave Elliott and special guests FSHS Track Team Members

Baseball and Basketball: July 5th at 10 a.m. with a storyteller and possible special guests FSCC Basketball Team and FSHS Baseball Team Member

C. Wolf performs at Ellis Fine Arts Center: July 6th at 9:30 a.m.: All Ages

Football and Soccer: FRIDAY, July 15th at 10 a.m. with a storyteller, who is still needed, and special guests FSCC Greyhound Football Team Members

Martial Arts and Self-Defense: July 19th at 10 a.m. with Mary Jo Harper and special guests Tae Kwon Do Instructor Walt Kimler and Class, and Nutritionist Vera Norris

Olympics and Gymnastics: July 26th at 10 a.m. with a storyteller and possible special guests Tumbling Tiger Gymnastics coaches and class

Possible Wrap-Up & Reward Party: Details TBA


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