Ice Cream Social Kicks Off Eckhart Summer Read!

Eckhart Summer Read officially starts on June 1, but we’re getting kicked off the Friday before in the best way we know how – with ice cream!

Join us for an ice cream social on Friday, May 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Library Park. (If the weather is bad, we will move to the Close Community Room.)

In addition to free premium ice cream and toppings for people of all ages, the ice cream social will give people the opportunity to learn more about Eckhart Summer Read, and to get signed up before the program officially kicks off on Monday, June 1.

Eckhart Summer Read will end on Saturday, July 11, with a Grand Finale from 2-5 p.m. in the Library Park. Mark your calendar!

What is Eckhart Summer Read? Eckhart Summer Read is an annual summer reading initiative for all ages. This year, the theme centers around heroes real and fictional – both ordinary heroes and superheroes. Children, teens, and adults can receive prizes for reading items checked out from Eckhart Public Library throughout the summer, while also earning chances to win grand prizes at the end of the summer. Books, magazines, audiobooks, e-books, graphic novels, and manga all count toward Eckhart Summer Read totals. Researchers at the Willennar Genealogy Center can also earn prizes and chances at prizes when researching genealogy, family history, or local history.

The library also will hold events, activities, classes, and other programs related to the hero theme during the Eckhart Summer Read. Participants do not need to have a library card to attend activities at Eckhart Public Library, and all events are free except for American Girl & American Boy camps for children in third grade and older.

For more information about Eckhart Summer Read, including event details pick up an Eckhart Summer Read booklet on the Eckhart Public Library Campus or click here.

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About Jenny

I am the Associate Director of Eckhart Public Library. My office is in the Administrative Annex, but I can often be found roaming the Eckhart Public Library Campus, performing acts of librarianship in every department! I love to read and learn about history. I'm also a huge fan of movies, TV and pop culture in general, and I love to read books of all types. Currently, I'm working my way around the romance section, with some historical fiction and graphic novels thrown in for variety! But you never know what I'm going to pick up next.
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