Welcome to our 2017 Summer Reading, Build a Better World page for all kids and teens, ages 0-18. We have now begun summer programming, and if you have not signed up yet, you can still register throughout the summer. Forms are available at the library circulation desks and have been sent home through all Bourbon County schools. Click the Google calendar below to see all events and to add the calendar to your own.
If you are able to volunteer or donate, please email Miss Val at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-223-2882. We still need more donors for weekly snacks, and more volunteers to help with regular program weeks, especially for Wednesdays. All volunteers will receive a letter for their resume or college application upon request.
2017 Summer Reading Performers Schedule:
Musician Alan Cunningham – June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Danny & Willa Ellis Fine Arts Center (FSCC)
Professional Storyteller Jo Ho Presents “This is Not a Box!” – June 23 at 10 a.m. at the Beaux Arts Centre
Wings of Love Inc.’s Rare Jewels of the Rainforest Bird Show – July 18 at 10 a.m. at the Danny & Willa Ellis Fine Arts Center (FSCC)
Other Events Scheduled
Blocks Kick-Off Party – May 30 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Danny & Willa Ellis Fine Arts Center (FSCC)
Regular Weekly Programs (Kids, 0 – 5th grade) – Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10 a.m., June 13 – August 2 at Fort Scott Public Library. NO Meeting on July 4, 18, or 19 due to Independence Day and Jo Ho’s performance. (Note: Wed. programs will be the same as Tues., but will likely have much smaller crowds). Events will begin in our new event room and the computer room, located downstairs, and finish upstairs for awards, check-in, registration, and book browsing.
Regular Weekly Programs (Teens, 6th – 12th grade) – Tuesdays at 10 a.m., June 13 – August 1 at Common Ground Coffee Co. We will meet at the library and walk to Common Ground, then return to the library at the end of the meeting for reading goal prizes. NO Meeting on July 4 (July 5 instead) or July 18 due to Independence Day and Jo Ho’s performance. Note: Teen Advisory Group will continue meeting weekly throughout the summer on Wed. at 4:15 p.m.
Faerie Garden-Making Party with Martha Scott – June 26, 3 – 4 p.m. at Fort Scott Public Library – Pre-registration required. If more than 30 participants sign up, we will add a second party from 4:15 – 5:15.
Robot Party – July 10, 3 – 4 p.m. at Fort Scott Public Library – Pre-registration required. If more than 30 participants sign up, we will add a second party from 4:15 – 5:15.
Wrap-Up Party TBD – Tentative Date, August 8
Last year, we were thankful to have many individual donations of food and craft supplies, but had a more difficult time finding volunteers who could physically help with our groups, crafts, crowd control, registration, etc. If you or someone you know would be willing and able to help with our fairy garden party, robot party, regular weekly programming, or wrap-up party, or even help with the preparation of crafts, please email the address above with your full contact info and specific details about what you’d be interested in doing. Our program is more successful when we work together!