Eldridge Branch

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The Eldridge Branch is the headquarters for the Scott County Library System. 


Cup Of Hot Coffee With Christmas Candy Sticking Out
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Take a culinary trip on the Polar Express! Join us as we read aloud “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg and prepare a no-cook menu of hot chocolate, reindeer food, and more. This event is hosted by local children’s cooking instructor, Linda Jones. For ages 6-10. Registration is required and limited:https://bit.ly/sclspolar 

teens sitting on a brick wall with books
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 2:00pm


Go ahead. Boss us around.

TAG is open to teens and tweens in grades 6-12. Members will help with planning teen library events, choosing books/movies/video games/etc. for the teen and middle grade collections, and decorating the children's area. Plus,  recommend and review books and movies, eat snacks, and more all while earning volunteer hours.

Upcoming meetings on North Scott's early-out Fridays at 2pm: Jan. 13th, Feb. 10th, March 3rd, April 7th, & May 12th.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Support the library and stock up on Christmas goodies!
Story Time--9:45am
Santa Visit--10am-noon

Plus, shop the Scholastic Book Fair (9am-4:30pm) and meet the cast of NS Lancer Productions’ “The Cat in the Hat” (11am-12pm)!

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat character
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join the cast of NS Lancer Productions’ “The Cat in the Hat” for Dr. Seuss stories and crafts. Plus, grownups can shop the library’s Scholastic Book Sale and Friends of the Library Craft & Bake Sale for holiday gifts while kiddos enjoy the event.

For more information about the upcoming show, visit https://sites.google.com/north-scott.k12.ia.us/lancer-productions/ 

box for present with red ribbon on the wooden table
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Ready to wrap those holiday gifts, but no time alone from the kids or space to do so? We have the solution! Stop by the wrapping room and drop your kiddos off at the craft room, a win-win! Grownups can wrap gifts, while kids make holiday gifts and cards.

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: https://bit.ly/sclsfair 

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. 

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paint and brush with pallet image
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a step-by-step paint night for the whole family! All ages are welcome, but the activity is best for ages 6 & up. Canvases and paint are provided. Register to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/sclsbob  

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Saturday, December 24, 2022 to Monday, December 26, 2022

The Scott County Library System will be closed on December 24th and December 26th.

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We are so thankful to have such amazing library patrons! Our annual Wish List Tree is now up at the Eldridge Branch. Consider purchasing something for your library from the Wish List Tree. A library item can last for years and be enjoyed by the whole community. You can even be first on the waiting list! If you don't want to stop in, feel free to buy us something off of our Amazon Wish List. It will be shipped directly to the library.  

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.

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The Scott County Library System now offers three options for mobile printing and the ability to print in color!  You can send your job from inside our locations or anywhere with an Internet connected device.  You will have 48 hours to pay for your job and pick up your prints.

The cost is $.10 for black and white or $.50 for color.


To print an email or an attachment, forward the email to:

Black and White Printer: [email protected]

Color Printer: [email protected]

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