Scott County Library System


"Family Stories" written on a fall background
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 to Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Time to gather ‘round! November is Family Stories Month when we celebrate our histories and stories passed down from generations. Tales of laughter, adventure, and love can carry us through the years.

Record your origin story, listen to stories from loved ones, and read books about families of all shapes and sizes.

Log your reading and activities to earn badges throughout the challenge and earn a chance to win a Family Fun gift basket.

Available at all branches for all ages! 

Participate virtually via Beanstack, pick up a challenge log from any SCLS branch, or print the attached log at home.

This is three gift wrapped presents.

The 2022 Angel Tree has arrived at the Eldridge branch. Angels are first come, first serve. UNWRAPPED gifts are due no later than December 6, and these gifts go to benefit local children in need. Gift cards are also welcome to meet needs, and any gift cards that are donated are given to the North Scott school nurses to hand out to families in need all year round. 

Open book on holiday background
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 to Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Shop for holiday gifts or treat yourself–every purchase supports the library! The fair is open at the Eldridge branch from Dec. 7th-14th, during library hours. Or, shop the fair online: 

Help us reach our goal of $3,600 in sales! Reaching our goal gives us the maximum reward benefits from Scholastic, in the form of Scholastic Dollars. The library uses Scholastic Dollars to purchase reward books for reading challenges (Summer Reading Program!) and for the circulating collection. The more we earn, the more books we can get in the hands of our community's children. 

Can't make it to the fair but want to contribute? [ Click Title for Full Article ]

This an N and S interlocking and is the North Scott Schools logo.

The Scott County Library System recently received a state Historical Resource Development Program grant to research, collect, and publish a history of the North Scott Community School District. Local history consultant and retired teacher librarian Nancy Youngbauer will return to manage this project. Youngbauer recently completed a three year position as the project manager for the Scott County Community Memory Project, which resulted in a digital collection containing more than 1,000 items. Over the next year Youngbauer and SCLS will be doing oral history interviews and examining documents and photographs to gather the history of the founding of the district as well as daily life in the [ Click Title for Full Article ]

Notebooks, pencils, paper clips, and other school supplies form the border of a chalkboard, with Teacher Toolkit written on it.

Hello, teachers! We want to help you and your students have a successful school year. View the interactive, digital Teacher Toolkit for highlights of the services and resources SCLS librarians can provide to area schools--click on images and underlined words for useful links! Prefer a hard copy? Download the attached PDF or pick up a paper copy at the SCLS Eldridge branch.