The Evanston Public Library is the place to get creative this summer. Community members are invited to read, create and make their way to spectacular summer reading prizes.
The Summer Reading Program will kick off at 2 p.m. on June 7, to the sounds of Hawaiian music with Hoapili music.
Children can enjoy Thursday Family “Create” Nights” with Legos, a draw-in, Jammie Night, Drive-In Movie Night and more. Kids can register, keep track of their reading and return regularly for fun prizes. The grand prize will be the winner’s choice of a free book.
Teens will have the opportunities for film-making, coding, jewelry-making and theater performances. Through a partnership with the Dajae Coleman Foundation, there will be weekly raffles and a grand prize of a $100 gift card to Old Orchard shopping center.
For adults the summer’s apex may be Bad Art Night, celebrating the worst “masterpiece.” While continuing to read, adults can discover how to create with a 3D printer and can enter weekly raffles. Their grand prize will be a family membership to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Everyone can display their summer creations at an all-ages art show Aug. 2-3.