St. Clair Scenic Regional Library’s summer reading program starts Friday, June 1.

“Libraries Rock” is the theme this year, according to Branch Manager Kara Bell. The program will consist of weekly children’s activities, preschool story time, a variety of musical guests and more.

“The summer reading program is great because it really gets all ages into the library to discover what we have to offer because we have a lot more than books,” Bell said.

Children can earn beads for reading books in 15 minute increments. Kara said children will then be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes.

“When they complete a certain goal, they will get a book for them to take home,” she said.

The program is not just for children. Teens and adults can also participate in challenges. The program will last until July 31.

“It’s going to be a great program,” Bell said.

She added that the library will participate in the St. Clair parade set for May 19. Brochures and kazoos will be passed out during the parade.

Construction

The library’s expansion and improvements are still coming along.

The expansion will include meeting and study rooms stocked with TV monitors, a white board, table and chairs; a children’s area; a larger teen space; an adult space equipped with an electric fireplace, a coffee bar and booth seating; a community garden; and outside patios.

In the children’s area, there will be a 55-inch screen tablet loaded with educational games. More than one child will be able to play on the tablet at once. The area also will consist of padded cubbies for children to crawl in to read.

In the teen area, an Xbox will be set up with games rated teen and below for public use, in addition to study pods.

May Events

Below is a list of May events at the library.

May 16: The homeschooled group activity is foil glue gun art at 11 a.m.

May 17: Book bingo at 6 p.m. All winners will receive book prizes. Event is for those 18 and older. Please preregister.

May 24: Adult book club at 2 p.m. “The Shack” by William Paul Young will be discussed. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

May 26: No sew heart pillows at 2:30 p.m. Teens will make and leave with a small heart-shaped pillow of their very own.

May 31: Foil glue gun art at 5 p.m. Children will use crafty materials to make a cool piece of art.

These programs are offered to the community free of charge. Adult programs require registration.

One may register by calling the library at 636-629-2546 or by going to the events tab at scenicregional.org.

The library’s hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.