Submitted by Valetta Cannon
Youth Librarian & Assistant Director
Fort Scott Public Library
SUMMER READING 2022: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES
Read, craft, play, and earn prizes at the library’s summer reading program this summer, from June 1 – August 10. The program is FREE, open to the public, and separated into age groups for regular weekly events to ensure that kids enjoy age-appropriate stories & activities.
This year, we’re doing something new! Kids & teens won’t have to meet a goal each week in order to earn a prize and be limited to one small prize each week. Instead, they will enter their minutes, pages, books, or chapters read & earn a prize each time they meet a set goal. There will be a limit to how many reading prizes they can earn. Kids 5th grade & under can also choose to read for goals OR to compete head-to-head for better prizes. 6th-12th graders will earn Library Loot for reading, volunteering, and winning select games. Library Loot can be spent right away or saved up for higher-quality prizes such as board games, movie tickets, and craft kits.
During non-performance weeks, choose between in-person story & teen meetings or online ones.
In-Person Birth-5th Grade Meetings:
Tues. at 10 am at the library
(Birth-K do Stories then Crafts & Snacks; 1st-5th do Crafts & Snacks, then Stories)
Virtual Birth-5th Stories & Craft Demos are pre-recorded and air Thurs. at 10.
6th-12th will have mostly hybrid meetings, meaning we will meet simultaneously live online & in person, Wed. at 4 pm. Some special game nights & parties will only be in person.
Pirates: June 13 @ 4
Mermaids: June 27 @ 4
Sharks: July 11 @ 4
All parties require pre-registration and will be held in the library’s event room.