Drop in to the St. Clair Shores Public Library for spring break fun

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published March 22, 2019

 Walter Tuczek, of St. Clair Shores, sends a marble down the run he created at the St. Clair Shores Public Library’s marble maze event in December. The library will offer another marble maze program April 1.

Walter Tuczek, of St. Clair Shores, sends a marble down the run he created at the St. Clair Shores Public Library’s marble maze event in December. The library will offer another marble maze program April 1.

File photo by Deb Jacques

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Public school students will be off for spring break the first week in April, but local children needn’t fear being bored if they don’t have any vacation plans — the St. Clair Shores Public Library is adding programming for the week.

Youth Librarian Liz Drewek said that while regular programming that includes storytime and Paws for Reading will continue as scheduled, the youth services department is also adding some special programs “for those kids who are off school and not going out of town.”

Drewek said that no registration is needed for the drop-in programs to make it easier and more casual for parents and caretakers.

From noon to 4 p.m. April 1, there will be a marble maze program where children can create marble runs and see how fast they can make the ball run through the course. The library first tried the program out over the winter holiday break in December.

“They had a lot of fun. It’s really exciting to see because a lot of the kids end up working together, either with friends or friends they made that day,” Drewek said. “It’s a great use of their creativity, as well as STEM-y, but it’s in a fun, totally casual way and they really seem to enjoy it.”

A Lego Block Party will be held from noon to 8 p.m. April 4. Participants can come in for a free build or participate in a challenge offered throughout the day, such as how tall of a tower a child can construct in two minutes.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5, children can participate in an “anything goes” craft, grabbing a bag of mixed-up leftover supplies to see what they can create, either in the library or at home.

“The kids have no limits. They see something and they’re immediately like, ‘I’m going to make this,’” Drewek said.

For more information, visit scslibrary.org or call (586) 771-9020.