June 2017

Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

For Immediate Release

Holiday Closing – Fouth of July

EAST CHICAGO (June 12, 2017) – The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
The closing applies to both the Main Library, 2401 Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The closing also applies to the library reading rooms located at the community centers: King, Owens, Penn, Clemente and Marktown.
Regular library hours will resume Wednesday, July 5 Main and Pastrick Branch hours are from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and 9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday.  Please call the library for community centers hours.

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Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading

EAST CHICAGO (June 7, 2017) – The East Chicago Public Library will be hosting “Reading By Design” Adult Summer Reading Program from June 12  through July 28  at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Dr., and at the Pastrick Branch library located at 1008 W. Chicago Ave.  Registration begins Monday, June 12.  Registrations will be taken at the reference desk at both library locations. Participants will earn a scratch off ticket for every two books read and a scratch off ticket for every program attended. Participants must be signed up for the summer reading program to receive a ticket. Come join us as we kick off our adult summer reading program on Monday, June 12 at 5:00 PM at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. Light refreshments will be served, crafts will be made, come and groove to some music, and sign –up for summer reading. A “Thank You for Reading – Summer Reading Cookout” will be held at the conclusion of the program on Thursday, August 3 at 5:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Refreshments will be served and the grand prize drawing winner and top three readers will be announced and prizes handed out.
The program is free and open to all adults 18 years of age or older.  Participants must have a valid East Chicago Public Library card. This program is in partnership with the Foundations of East Chicago. For more information, please contact Lacey Klemm, Associate Director of Reference and Adult Services at (219) 397-2453

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Summer Reading Kick-off and Ice Cream Social

For Immediate Release

Youth Services Summer Reading Kick-off and Ice Cream Social
EAST CHICAGO (June 7, 2017) - Cool down with a sweet treat at the East Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Kick-off event on Monday, June 19 from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. at the Main Library, located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The public is invited to attend the free event and registration is not required. We will have free activities and ice cream for participants, and you can use this opportunity to sign up for the 2017 Summer Reading Program! The event is is in partnership with the Foundations of East Chicago. For more information, call the Youth Services Department at the Main Library at 397-2453.
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