Summer Reading Kick Off Party

The Library Invites You to the Family Summer Reading Kickoff Party


This year, the Fort Scott Public Library’s summer reading program will begin on May 31 at 10 a.m. with a family kickoff party in Buck Run Community Center’s front gym.

The party will run from 10 – 11:30. Partygoers will play games, create crafts, eat delicious treats provided by donors, drink cold water provided by G & W Cash Saver, earn prizes, and enjoy fairy tale activities inspired by the classic tales and The Land of Stories book series by Chris Colfer.

This summer’s theme is All Together Now, and the program will explore friendship, cooperation, and unity through stories, crafts, games, and other activities from June 1 to August 2, with a wrap-up party on August 8 or 9.


The library will be collecting summer care items for families in need, with a donation box

available at the party. Please bring unused swim diapers, sunscreen, feminine sanitary products,

etc. to donate. Clothing donations will not be accepted. Donated items will be available for anyone to take as needed in the library’s downstairs computer room throughout the summer

(while supplies last). Donors may also bring children’s books in good condition to the library to donate for summer reading prizes.


Families may register for summer reading at the party or skip the long registration line for each child and teen by pre-registering by May 29 at this link: Online SR Registration Form. They may also register via a paper form available at the library. Patrons may turn in completed registration forms at any library desk or by placing them in the after-hours book return, located on the north side of the library.

This party is made possible in part by Buck Run Community Center. All library programs are free and open to the public.

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