Check out our Summer Reading Camp page for all the information and how to enroll!
It is time again for the Young Author Contest. Any student in any school in Scott County is eligible to enter the contest. The contest is open to 1st through 12th grade. Entries will be accepted through April 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM. Winners will be announced on May 13th with a reception on August 25, 2013.
Participants in grades 7-12 can enter three divisions; Fiction Story/Poem, Children’s Picture Book and Graphic Novel. Students in grades 7-12 may participate in one or all of these categories. A children’s picture book is formatted in 32 pages including the title page with illustrations. The Graphic Novel category is similar to a comic book story.
Guidelines and information are available to view and print from the Young Authors Page on this website, or you may stop by the library to pick them up. You may also call the Library at 872-5341 if you have questions. Thanks for your participation!
Scott County Library & the PEO Club
Storytime & Mommy&Me will start back again on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. It will be a wild trip to the Zoo and a visit with our 6 by 6 Kangaroo! Kids will Notice Print All Around with their new Eating Through the Alphabet Recipe Card.
See You All Tuesday!
- Mommy & Me @ 10:05 AM
- Storytime @ 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM
Scott County Library Children’s Department is excited to kick off the statewide early literacy initiative, 6 by 6!!
What is 6 by 6? This program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop before they learn to read, at about the age of 6.
6 by 6 is funded by a grant from the Scott Community Foundation along with materials provided by the State Library of Kansas.
What does 6 by 6 do for you? It provides parents and caregivers with fun ideas, activities and reading material to share with their children. Thanks to the grant, we are able to provide paperback books to each child who attends our weekly programming. We were also able to purchase educational items to put together early literacy kits. These kits touch on the different areas that help little minds build learning skills.
Click on our 6 by 6 drop down under the Childrens Tab to see our weekly activites and learn more about getting your child ready to read!
The State Library of Kansas has worked hard to make the transition to their new providers. Here is a short video to walk you through their updated website:
As always, you can click on the eBooks/Audios tab to find the newest information!
Want the lastest news and downloads from Storytime & and Lapsit. Click on the Children’s Tab: Storytime & Lapsit: News, Links and Downloads!
This week’s link is for the Pete the Cat stories and songs from Harpercollins’ Kids!
Here is a video book preview from Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
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