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 Plexiglass shields are installed at the library checkout desk, and both patrons and employees are asked to wear face masks.

Plexiglass shields are installed at the library checkout desk, and both patrons and employees are asked to wear face masks.

Photo by Kristyne E. Demske


Summer Reading Club returns to St. Clair Shores, online only

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published June 19, 2020

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — It will look a little different this year, but the St. Clair Shores Library Summer Reading Club will return for 2020.

Youth Services Librarian Liz Drewek said that the program will run July 1-Aug. 14, focusing on reading and activities that children can do at home, on their own or with a parent’s help.

There will be no in-person programming, but Drewek said that participants can either print their reading logs out online on or after July 1 or pick up a packet at the library.

“We always want to encourage reading and show the library’s place in the community,” she said. “So many things are different for the kids this year. We still wanted them to be able to do Summer Reading Club in some way similar to what they’ve done in the past.”

Activities will include things like sending a postcard to the library, having a family dance party or going on a scavenger hunt. The club will still be broken into levels based on age and reading ability, but participants won’t have to come into the library to register. There will be a place on the reading logs to put the child’s name and phone number, and when it is completed or Summer Reading Club is concluded, those reading logs will become the child’s entry form for prizes.

Drewek said they are still working to determine what prizes will be available for participants.

“We just really want to promote reading, and we miss it too,” Drewek said of the activities that the library typically offers for young readers.

The library began offering online storytime during the COVID-19 shutdown, and Drewek said they will be producing some videos to tie into the Summer Reading Club, as well. Check out facebook.com/stclairshorespubliclibrary for the latest offerings, or visit www.scs library.org for more information.

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