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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
We are pleased to announce a new format for some of our storytimes: Hybrid – meaning that during these programs you may choose between attending the event in person or watch a pre-recorded video online. Our first hybrid storytime is on March 1 at 10 am in the library’s downstairs event room. Our second scheduled hybrid storytime is on March 29 at 10 am.
Looking for books by a specific author but don’t know or want to think up which titles to choose? Let us be your personal book shoppers! Just call 620-223-2882 and tell us you’d like us to do a 10 book grab for you! Tell us your library card #* and the author’s name, and we’ll pick out 10 books by them!**
*Active, unrestricted library account required with us or a SeknFind library.
**If not enough books are available from us, we may order some from other libraries by that author, choose books by similar authors to make up the difference, or choose as many as we can, up to 10.
Miss Val curates book bags containing 10 books each by topic for you to check out! To get one, you must have an active library card with a non-restricted account in SEKLS, or with Fort Scott. Miss Val also creates book bags that go with the storytime weekly themes. Bags are separated into two age groups: Birth – 1st Grade and 2nd – 5th Grades. Current topics can be found here. To order a book bag, call 620-223-2882 or message the library or email Miss Val. Be sure to let us know both age groups and topics you want. There is no limit on how many bags you may order at one time.
Storytime is offered pre-recorded on Tuesdays (or Wednesdays during weeks with a hybrid format offered) at 10 am. We are now offering hybrid storytimes for some weeks – see our calendar below or our Facebook event page for hybrid storytime dates and themes. We create themed storytime packets, which are available for curbside pickup to pre-registered families. Storytime is available as a pre-recorded video in both our Facebook private Storytime Group and unlisted on our YouTube channel. Message or email us for links and group invitations. Want to pre-register for a storytime bag? Email Miss Val. You may also fill out this form to sign up for bags. Suggestions for future themes are welcome – take the poll here.