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Celebrate National Library Week, Free College Day, and more at SC4 Library

by Hayley Bommarito on 2018-03-26T20:33:00-04:00 in Citations, Research, & Student Resources, General | Comments


SC4 Library News

Find out what's happening this month at the library!


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News from the Library Director

SC4 Library is hopping!


The college library is located in the center of campus for a reason. It is an activity hub for study, collaboration, social engagement, and support. While you may have used our spaces or browsed our website, you may not realize just how often fellow students, faculty, staff, and community also utilize the array of resources that SC4 Library offers. These numbers represent a brief snapshot of our patrons’ hard work and dedication in the pursuit of knowledge.



Fall 2017 Semester Library Statistics Snapshot



Foot traffic

50,164 people through the library doors

Questions answered

5,280 questions answered by library staff and librarians


60,835 visits to the library website

Library research guides

16,168 views of research guide content

Study rooms

506 study sessions booked



Information literacy sessions

48 class sessions

Students reached

869 students reached by IL class sessions




15,625 basic searches using OneSearch


825 books were checked out


8,899 ebooks were viewed online


15,471 journal articles viewed


4,478 streaming videos watched


197 textbook reserves checked out


Library workstations used for 63,634 hours



On behalf of the SC4 Library staff, thank you for keeping the library abuzz with activity. We look forward to supporting you through a busy remainder of the Winter semester.


Kendra Lake

Director of Library Services



16th Annual FreeCollege Day ~ March 31, 2018


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Free College Day is returning Saturday, March 31, at St. Clair County Community College.

This 16th annual college-wide community outreach program offers a day of free hour-long classes between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on the college’s Port Huron campus.

Pre-registration starts online and by phone at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 12. Register online at, or by phone 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday through March 30 by calling (810) 989-5709. People can register as a walk-in participant if space is available in the College Center on Saturday, March 31.

One-hour classes in many subjects for both children and adults are offered including science, technology, arts, and business. There also are drop-in sessions that require no registration; visit the SC4 Fieldhouse and walk the SC4 Tower, see the artwork at the SC4 Fine Arts Gallery, and check out the hands-on exhibits at the Nasr Natural Science Museum.

Presenters include SC4 faculty, staff and community members who will volunteer their time to share their expertise and experiences with the community.

Classes begin at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cafeteria is open and you may pre-order a lunch or participants may bring their lunch.

The schedule of classes is available online at

National Library Week ~ April 9-13, 2018

Come see us at the library April 9-13 2018 to celebrate National Library Week. We'll have lots of fun activities, games, prizes, and giveaways.

On Tuesday April 10, 11 am - 1pm, we'll even have friendly dogs in the library ready to play and make your day a little brighter.          dogs in library           

National Library Week Activities:

Book Giveaway

Dogs in the Library (Tuesday only, 11am-1pm)

Treasure Hunt

Bells in the jar-Guessing Game

Word Game

Book display on 20th Century Leaders




Special Fine Amnesty during National Library Week! Donate a snack item(s) to the Skippers Snack Box in exchange for a reduction in library fines!

                            Single item donation - $1.00 off your fines                            

                                               Box of snacks - $5.00 off your fines

                                                                                 Maximum fine forgiven = $20.00


We accept only unopened, non-perishable, non-expired items such as snack bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, single-serve items such as easy mac and cheese, heat and serve noodles or soup, peanut butter and crackers, packets of nuts/trail mix, bottled water, etc.


The theme for this year's National Library Week is "Libraries Lead". Check out our resources for National Library Week, and read how you can get involved below.

where did the library lead you


"One randomly selected winner will receive from the ALA a $100 VISA gift card and a copy of "Firebird," the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Misty Copeland, 2018 National Library Week Honorary Chair. Library lovers can post to Twitter, Instagram, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page during National Library Week for a chance to win. Entries can be a picture, video, or text.  Creativity is encouraged. Just be sure to include the hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek and #LibrariesLead on your social media post for a chance to win.

Join in the fun. The promotion begins Sunday, April 8 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 14 at noon CT. "

Image and Text: Courtesy American Library Association


 new books

We have a lot more new books than the few listed here-check out our New Books Pinterest Page for more!


Cover Art Evaluating Media Bias by Adam J. Schiffer
Call Number: PN4888.O25 S35 2018
ISBN: 9781442265653
Publication Date: 2017


Upcoming Campus Events

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  • Registration for Fall semester begins midnight April 9, 2018. You can still register for summer classes now too! Summer classes start May 14.
  • Attend the Human Trafficking Conference from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. Monday, April 9, in the SC4 Fine Arts Theatre. Best selling author, victim advocate, consultant, founder of S.O.A.P, Theresa Flores, LSW, MS and Officer James Disser of the Port Huron Police Department will be speaking. Click here to register and for more information.
  • The SC4 Career Fair is 1-4 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the SC4 Fieldhouse.  SC4 hosts an on-campus annual Career Fair each Spring. Students, alumni, and community members are welcome.  It is a great opportunity to meet and connect with employers and find out about job opportunities. We also participate in community partnered career fair events as part of services we offer to the community. Job opportunities are posted on Job Connect. For more information, contact (810) 989-5788 or email
  • Support your Skippers athletic teams! Check here for schedules.
  •   SC4 is hosting a Math Camp on three different Fridays, 1 pm-4 pm: April 13, April 20, and April 27 in Room 310 Clara E. McKenzie Building. Have you placed into Math 075 and don't have the time or extra money to take it? Only three short sessions could save you money and a whole semester of work.The cost is $50. To register and for more information, click here.
  • There are several concerts and events coming up in April at the Fine Arts Theatre, including performances by the SC4 Symphonic Band and SC4 Jazz Band on April 21 at 7 pm, as well as the Patterns Award Ceremony and Reception on April 26 at 7pm. Check out the full schedule here and view the Library's Patterns Archive here.






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