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Clark Public Library Hosts “Summer Reading Kickoff”

The "Summer Reading Kickoff," which took place Monday night, featured an assortment of activities for the township’s young readers and their parents to enjoy. Credits: Roman Chiarello
Kids gather on the dance floor during Monday night's "Summer Reading Kickoff" event. Credits: Roman Chiarello
A child receives a temporary tattoo in the library's Craft Room. Credits: Roman Chiarello
Children and parents gather in the Craft Room. Credits: Roman Chiarello

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Public Library recently hosted its “Summer Reading Kickoff.” The event, which took place Monday night, was organized by Children’s Librarian Dierdre Morley.

The program featured an assortment of activities for the township’s young readers and their parents to enjoy. In the Dance Room, children jammed out to such classic party tunes as “The Hokey Pokey” and “Chicken Dance.” Meanwhile, in the Craft Room, kids received temporary tattoos and wrote their names on records made of colored paper. Finally, raffle drawings throughout the night awarded prizes such as a t-shirt, 3D prints, or other small toys.

Both parents and children were encouraged to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, which accepts members of all ages. According to Morley, readers enrolled in the program are eligible to win prizes based on the number of hours they read and the amount of activities they participate in.

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Morley explained that the Summer Reading Program is a combination between activities and reading, and parents see the benefit of this combination as a way to engage their kids. “I came because [I want my daughter to] be with her friends again and see […] what kind of books [we’re] going to read for summer,” parent Gina Pelisser told TAPinto Clark.

In Morley’s view, the program is essential because it helps students retain what they’ve learned in school throughout the summer break. “[The program] gives [students] incentive to win prizes to continue their reading during the summer while they’re out of school,” said Morley, who recommends children read at least twenty minutes a day for best results.

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