Spring Lake Library offering chess and art summer camps


SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Public Library has several activities planned for the borough’s school age residents this summer.

The library is offering a six-week chess program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program [$100] is for all experience levels, will teach chess strategies and tactics among other skills and will be tailored to each participants’ experience.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. beginning July 6 through Aug. 10 on the first floor of Duggan Hall, 313 Washington Ave.


Nikki Church, who has been a professional chess instructor in the tri-state area for more than a decade, will lead the program. Ms. Church has also been ranked as one of the top 100 American female chess players, according to a flyer from the library.

Also available will be the library’s creative summer art camp instructed by KidzArt.

The four-week-long program is $85 for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3 to 4:15 p.m. beginning July 7 through July 28 on the first floor of Duggan Hall.

The library has offered its chess and art programs for at least five years, Spring Lake Library Director Janet Boldt said, adding “they’re always very successful.”

Registration for the chess and art programs is available online via Community Pass or by calling the library at 732-449-6654. Links to the Community Pass forum are posted on the library website, https://springlakelibrary.org/, as well as the borough website, https://springlakeboro.org/.

According to Ms. Boldt, details are also forthcoming for the library’s summer reading program which will be conducted online this year.

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