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Two Summer Traditions Back at Emma Clark Library

Setauket, NY – June 14, 2017 –

The weather has finally heated up, school is almost out, and Emma Clark Library has 2 great traditions back in full swing!

5th Annual Food Drive

The 5th Annual Food Drive, run by the Teen Services Department, will be at the library for the month of July. The public is welcome to bring in a donation of toiletries or nonperishable food items, and collection boxes will be located in the lobby to the left of the Circulation Desk. Teen volunteers will be collecting the contributions, sorting them, and delivering them to various food pantries throughout the community. Some suggestions for food items include cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, beans, tuna fish, juice, pasta, and pasta sauce. The food pantries can also use men’s and women’s socks, diapers, wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, disposable razors, shampoo, and conditioner.

If you have any questions about the food drive or would like to become a teen volunteer, you may contact Nanette Feder, Teen Services Librarian, at 941-4080 ext. 116 or email her at teens@emmaclark.org.

Summer Reading Club – “Build a Better World” – Read More Books!
The Children’s Summer Reading Club (SRC) is a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time! It helps children maintain and improve reading skills, and keeps their minds active. Readers enter school in the fall ready to learn, read, and succeed.
Children from Birth – 6th Grade are invited to join. Parents may register their children online right from the library’s homepage (emmaclark.org). Starting Monday, June 26, prizes will be awarded to kids who read at least one book each week. There will be weekly prizes for each child, as well as weekly raffle basket prizes, for a total of 7 weeks. The best part about SRC is that it is flexible. Registration is on-going, and does not have to be done by a certain date. If kids are away on vacation or can’t make it to the library one week, they may still enjoy the benefits of SRC the other weeks.

The 2017 theme is “Build A Better World.” There’s a big wall in the Children’s Department for Three Village Kids to write about how they are making a difference in their lives or the lives of others in the community. Patrons are invited to view and contribute to the wall throughout the summer.

In addition, for the 3rd year, the library is hosting a friendly competition between the local elementary schools. The school that has the highest percentage of children that sign up AND finish the SRC will have their School and Year inscribed in the “Emma Cup” trophy. Minnesauke Elementary has won the past 2 years. Which school will win it this year? Will Minnesauke win again, or will one of the other 4 schools dethrone them?
There will be a big family kick-off event, Willy Wonka’s Wonkaville, on Monday, June 26 from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. on the library lawn. Patrons may register at emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080 if they would like to participate.

The big family celebration to close out SRC will be the National Circus Project on Friday, August 4 from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. on the library lawn. There is no need to register for this event, but all children must be register in the Summer Reading Club.

If there are any questions about the Kid’s SRC, email kids@emmaclark.org or call 631.941.4080 ext. 123.

What about the Teens? They have a Summer Reading Club as well! Teens may register in-person at the Adult Reference Desk. The more books they read, the greater their chance of winning one of the fabulous gift baskets that are given away in August at the end of the program.

Emma Clark Library would like to thank the following businesses that support the library and our community by donating prizes for our Summer Reading raffle gift baskets:
• Adventureland Amusement Park
• Applebee’s
• Bobby’s Burger Palace
• Campus Bicycle
• Chili’s
• Crazy Beans
• Domo Sushi Japanese Restaurant
• Jamba Juice
• Luigi’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
• O Sole Mio Ristorante Pizzeria
• Panera Bread
• P.F. Chang’s
• Rolling Pin Bakery
• Setauket Village Diner *
• Splish Splash
• Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
• Starbucks
• Station Pizza
• Strathmore Bagels – Three Village Plaza
• Target – South Setauket
• Ten89 Noodle House
• Via Pizza
• Wahlburgers
*Special thank you to Setauket Village Diner for donation gift cards for all of the baskets.

The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, located at 120 Main Street in Setauket and on the web at www.emmaclark.org, provides public library service to all residents of the Three Village Central School District.
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