The Evanston Public Library Outreach staff will be in City parks this summer in connection with the City of Evanston’s Summer Food Services Program, which provides free meals to Evanston youth through the age of 18. On select days, outreach librarians will bring the Summer Reading Program to the parks during lunchtime so that youth can participate through reading, crafts and activities. Teen librarians will bring activities specifically for older kids on a different schedule.

The Library’s Book Bike will also visit the parks in connection with the Summer Food Services Program. Through the Book Bike, youth can check out books, get a library card, and receive information about programs at the Library.

Youth can participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the following locations:

June 15, July 6 and 27, Robert Crown Community CenterJuly 7 and 28, James ParkJuly 8 and 29, FleetwoodJuly 9 and 30, Mason ParkLibrary patrons can check out books from the Evanston Public Library Book Bike in conjunction with the Summer Food Services Program at the following places:July 6 and 20; Aug. 3, Fleetwood-JourdainJuly7 and 21 and Aug. 4, Mason ParkJune 24; July 8 and 22 and Aug. 5, Robert CrownJune 25, July 9 and 23 and Aug. 6, James ParkLibrarians will bring children’s activities and crafts from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to the following parks on these days:June 29, July 20 and Aug. 10, Robert Crown Community CenterJune 30, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11, James Park July 1 and 22; Aug. 5 and 12, Fleetwood-JourdainJuly 2 and 23; Aug. 6 and 13, Mason ParkTeen Services Librarians will bring activities for teens in Grades 6 through 12 as follows: Mason Park: July, 8, 3-4:30 p.m.: Duct Tape Crafts; Aug. 5, 3-4:30 p.m.: Mod Podge Madness; Aug. 19, 3-4:30 p.m.; Light-Up ArtJames Park: Aug. 4, 3-4:30 p.m.: Upcycled Crafts; Aug. 11, 3-4:30 p.m.; Catapults and Stomp Rockets; Aug. 18, 3-4:30 p.m.: Duct Tape Crafts