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Library opens west side outpost

The Evanston Public Library has opened a temporary summer outpost at the Evanston Plaza shopping center on the city’s west side.

The facility, called the "Summer Reading Stop," is located in a storefront at 1958 Dempster St., just four doors south of Panino’s restaurant.

The Evanston Public Library has opened a temporary summer outpost at the Evanston Plaza shopping center on the city’s west side.

The facility, called the "Summer Reading Stop," is located in a storefront at 1958 Dempster St., just four doors south of Panino’s restaurant.

"We think kids, reading and summer make a great combination," said Mary Johns, the library’s director. "We’re excited to have the chance to take summer reading fun to more parts of our community."

The Summer Reading Stop is a library outpost with books and magazines for kids of all ages and their parents. Youngsters can:

  • Sign up for the summer reading game and report progress and receive prizes for time spent reading. This year’s theme is “Make a Splash! Read!”
  • Attend pre-school story time at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays with even more story times to come.
  • Play board games and do arts and crafts.
  • Take a book, bring it back and exchange it for another one.
  • Or, just spend time reading at the Stop.

The Summer Reading Stop will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. from now through Aug. 26.

For more information, call 847-448-8600.

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