Public Library Scaling Up To More Activities

Fort Scott Public Library
Fort Scott Public Library staff are working on providing more activities during the COVID 19 pandemic.
“We are slowly scaling up to more activities offered and are currently working on a new way of doing summer reading,” Valetta Cannon, Fort Scott Public Library Youth Librarian and Assistant Director, said.

This week, three teens/tweens attended the library’s first virtual book club meeting! The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 29 at 4 pm – Virtual Teen & Tween Game Night on Zoom. To receive the link, families should email Miss Val at [email protected] or message the Fort Scott Public Library Facebook page prior to the start of the meeting. Games played will include 2 Truths, 1 Lie (bring at least enough truths and lies for 3 or 4 rounds) and Charades (bring ideas for words and phrases to act out). Other games may also be played. This meeting is for middle and high school students only.
Next week’s storytime schedule will run as follows:
April 28: 10 am Art & Jellybeans Storytime on Zoom (the meeting will be recorded and made available after it ends).
               11 am  Art & Jellybeans Storytime on Facebook Live (we may post the video on the library’s YouTube channel as well).
Join Miss Val online for virtual storytime! The library will use the Zoom platform for the 10 am storytime and Facebook Live for the 11 am event. This should remain the schedule until the library reopens, but stay tuned to Fort Scott Public Library’s Facebook page for all event updates. Due to security concerns surrounding the Zoom app, you will need to message the library for the meeting link. You may receive the link by one of two methods:

Message Fort Scott Public Library through Facebook or email Miss Val at [email protected] before the start (10 am Tuesday) of storytime, and they will send you the link. The same link will be used for all future Zoom storytimes.

Zoom can be accessed on any pc with a camera and headset, smartphone, or tablet with online access. The full application will allow families to see and interact with one another, in addition to being a part of storytime. Storytimes will be recorded and posted afterwards for anyone who misses part or all of the meetings to view later. You will have the option of turning your video and audio on and off anytime during the meeting.
This week’s story: “The Jellybeans and the Big Art Adventure” by Laura Numeroff & Nate Evans
This week’s craft: Painting
Materials Needed: Paper, paint (homemade is fine – see the library Pinterest page for a great recipe!), water cup, rag for spills, paintbrush (or cotton swab, sponge, etc.).  
For activity suggestions and more see the library’s Storytime Pinterest board:
Read digital books related to the theme at or ( account required) or (for residents of Kansas only).
#fsplstorytimeThis week’s snack:

Jellybeans or other colorful foods
Alternatives to jellybeans include assorted berries and grapes, cereal, trail mix, M&M’s, Skittles, etc.  

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