Kids encouraged to join summer reading clubs at library
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
The Sioux Lookout Public Library is running their annual summer reading clubs, and children in the community are encouraged to drop in on the fun.
The summer reading clubs run every week and are for children as young as newborns to 12 years of age. The day of the week determines what age groups are meeting.
“Zero to four-years old meet every Wednesday morning where we do songs, crafts and stories. Tuesdays it’s the five to eight-year olds and they have crafts and stories as well. The nine to 12 year-olds meet every Thursday afternoon and we’ve been doing a book club for them. All of the kids that registered received copies of two different books. The books are A Wrinkle in Time, and Restart by Gordon Korman. We just finished Restart so now we’re about to start A Wrinkle in Time,” explained assistant librarian Ada Wassink.
Kids are able to drop in on the summer reading clubs throughout the season, except for ages nine to 12, Wassink explained.
“With the ages nine to 12, they have to be registered because we only have a set number of books that we’re able to give out to kids,” said Wassink.
The summer programming also includes going to Farmer’s Markets and Frenchman’s Head to set up their pop-up libraries. Chief Librarian Micheal Laverty said the library likes to take advantage of summer hotspots like the Farmers Market and Blueberry Festival. Laverty explained what the pop-up library offers.
“We can sign people up with new library cards, they can put holds on material, we can show them how to search for books and we bring our tablets to show people how to download digital content with their library cards,” he explained.
Laverty said it’s nice seeing the smiles and he always enjoys signing up new members for the library.
“People love seeing us out here. It’s always nice to sign up some new card members,” Laverty concluded.