Summer Reading Explodes @ Your Library!
Summer is a great time of year for St. Clair County residents. We have access to beautiful beaches, boating, fairs and festivals, and a wonderful Summer Reading Club program for all ages at your local library branch. Wait? Why would you think of your library as an important part of your summer plans? The real question is, why wouldn’t you?
Studies show that children who participate in Summer Reading Programs at their library perform better when school resumes in the fall. The great thing about encouraging your child to read during the summer is the flexibility of choice of reading material. There is a world of options available for your child to discover without being bound by having to read a specific title or genre. Our goal at the St. Clair County Library System is to maintain or increase children’s reading levels over the summer months and enable them to enter school in the Fall equipped for success.
Your Library Offers Instructor-Led Online Courses
The St. Clair County Library System has acquired the Gale Courses database from Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Through this unique program, library patrons can access instructor-led, online courses through the library’s website.
Tablets Available @ Your Library
Thanks to a surprise $10,000 grant, awarded by the Community Foundation of St. Clair County in a random drawing at its 2012 Annual Dinner, the St. Clair County Library System is now able to provide twenty-six Samsung Galaxy Tabs for patrons use throughout the county.
Each library location now offers tablets pre-loaded with games appropriate for children with no Internet access. This is a fun way to familiarize kids with the up & coming technology! An adult with a library card in good standing can check the tablet out for the child to use. The tablets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, may be borrowed for a period of up to two hours per checkout and must remain in the library at all times. Each patron who checks out a tablet must sign a Borrower’s Agreement, accepting responsibility for making sure the tablet is returned to the Circulation Desk on time and in good condition.
One card - 11 Locations
We are not just one library - we are one library system with 11 locations throughout St. Clair County to better serve you. You are only minutes away from great library service wherever you are. And it is all FREE with just one card!