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Evanston Public Library to Host Summer Reading Stop Open House June 20

The Evanston Public Library invites the public to help kickoff another season of Summer Reading Stop fun. Check out the bigger, more welcoming space. The Open House will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday, June 20 at 1900 Dempster St. (in the old Washington Mutual site next to the Subway shop). Aldermen Delores Holmes and Peter Braithwaite will be on hand as well.

Festivities will include:

  • 4:00 p.m. Storytime with local celebrities (including Alderman Peter Braithwaite)
  • 4:30 p.m. Tail Waggin’ Tutors: meet the therapy dogs & sign up to practice reading to a furry, patient listener.
  • 5:30 p.m. Acoustic performance by Evanston duo Tisa Batchelder and Gregg Ostrom
  • 6:00 p.m. Ice Cream for all!

Regular hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 4 pm – 7 pm and Tuesdays and Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm from June 13th – August 13th.

This is the second consecutive year that  the Evanston Public Library has opened a Summer Reading Stop in the Evanston Plaza. The Summer Reading Stop is a Library outpost with computers, books and magazines for everyone. 

There are two story times scheduled: Story Time with Mr. Rick for ages 4 and up on Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. June 14-July 26, and Family Story Time and Craft on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in July, all ages welcome, with a craft suitable for ages 3 and up. Stop in to look at books and newspapers, play the Summer Reading Game, and use the internet.

The Summer Reading Stop is staffed by EPL neighborhood services staff, Evanston Public Library Friends and volunteers. The EPL staff and board are actively recruiting local West Evanston volunteers to get the community involved. Information on volunteering at the Stop is available at www.cityofevanston.org/volunteer.

The Summer Reading Stop is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Philip and Margaret Farish Fund of the Library’s Endowment Fund. Please contact Library Administration at 847/448-8650 or visit www.epl.org for more information on the Summer Reading Stop.