Summer programs back and booming at Lewis and Clark Library

MARIAH THOMAS

Around 50 people gathered on blankets and the grass in Cherry Park on Thursday morning for Storytime in the Parks, a series of summer events hosted by the Lewis and Clark Library this summer. 

This is the first summer since 2019 that the library’s wide array of summer programs and events will be hosted in-person, according to an email from Patricia Spencer, the library’s public information officer. These programs include summer reading challenges, events and activities for kids and teens to take part in. 

Molly Hudson, Lewis and Clark Library’s children service librarian since April 2019, said she’s been excited to interact with children and families again after two years of working remotely during the pandemic. 

“You really do miss out on those interactions,” Hudson said. “Just hearing what they’re passionate about and what they’re excited about and being able to meet them either at the park or they come to the library and they say, ‘Oh! We’re doing this and this and we love to see you!’ And, ‘Oh, we just got these great new books that I think you’ll really enjoy!’”

People are also reading…

Hudson said during the

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