Library staff will be serving ice cream sundaes, ice cream cones, ice pops, and fresh fruit.
Additionally, the GEPL will feature fun family friendly activities including a face painting station, balloon creations and live music.
The Ice Cream Social marks the official kickoff for enrollment to the library’s Summer Reading Program. Titled, “Read to Feed,” the Summer Reading program challenges Glen Ellyn adults to read 3,500 books and Glen Ellyn children to read 70,000 hours this summer. In response to the community’s commitment to reach such lofty reading goals, the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn has generously committed to make a donation to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry that will provide enough funding to feed 500 local individuals.
In addition to reading toward a great cause, the library is also offering great prizes for sign up and participation. Kids (birth through 8th grade) will receive Swedish Fish upon sign up and additional rewards upon achieving their reading goals. Teens can select from a variety of t-shirts from Threadless.com for enrolling and will be entered to win a Kindle Fire upon reaching their goals. Adults will receive a chocolate bar from Divine chocolate upon signing up and will be registered to win an iPad mini and copies of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (who will be headlining Bookfest 2013 in September).
All library members attending the Ice Cream Social will have an opportunity to enroll in Summer Reading and receive their signup prize instantly.