• Fort Scott Public Library



    About Us

    Fort Scott Public Library has been in our Carnegie building since its completion in 1904. We
    have a staff of 6, plus two summer assistants. The library is governed by a board of 8 Fort Scott
    residents, 7 are appointed by the City Commission, and the Mayor serves by state statute. The
    library is open 9-6 Monday-Friday and 9-2 Saturday.
    The library offers books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and newspapers to look at in the
    building or to check out. In addition we have public computers, free wifi, internet hotspots to
    check out, and the ability for you to print from your phone without logging on to a PC. We also
    have a nice selection of toys to entertain children while their adults are using the computers.
    The library offers ebooks through Hoopla and Sunflower eLibrary (Libby). We also can set you
    up with a Kansas Library eCard from the State Library of Kansas. This allows you to check out
    even more ebooks and provides access to many databases for all ages.
    Fort Scott Public Library offers many programs for all ages. Check our website
    fortscott.mykansaslibrary.org for more information and for a calendar of upcoming events. We
    have storytime for the younger patrons, 4 th -12 th grade Book Club, 4 th -12 th grade Group, Coding
    groups for grades 3-5 and grades 6-12, Marvelous Monday for homeschoolers, the Unbook Club
    for adults to discuss anything they are reading, and Crafterday, primarily for adults but anyone
    is welcome, to come color or bring your own craft projects to work on.
    To encourage reading for youth of all ages, the library offers 1000 Books before Kindergarten,