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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East Chicago Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

East Chicago Public Library to Celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It celebrates the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians, and promotes library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. This year's theme is "Libraries Transform".
The East Chicago Public Library is celebrating National Library Week by offering the following free programs:
Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15 National Library Kick off – (Main Library)
Check it and Guess it! A jar of candy will be located at the front desk all day. Throughout the week, each time a patron checks out materials they are eligible to guess the number of candies in the jar. The first correct answer drawn will win the jar of delicious sweets. In addition, during National Library Week the Reference Department is offering the chance to win some awesome pries by answering, “How has the library transformed you?” Entry slips may be picked up at the Reference desk. Drawings will be held on Monday, April 17.
Monday, April 10 – Transform Your Garden (Main Library)
Join us for a presentation on caring for houseplants. Families are welcome to attend, so bring the kids!
Tuesday, April 11 – National Library Workers Day (Main Library & Pastrick Branch)
Join us in celebrating National Library Worker’s Day. Stop by the circulation desk at the Main Library or Pastrick Branch and complete a brief questionnaire and receive a thank you gift. Entries with correct answers will be eligible for a prize. Drawing will be held on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. One winner per location.
Wednesday, April 12 – Create Your Own Bookmark (Main Library)
Enjoy light refreshments and create your own stylish bookmark. Refreshments will be served from 10am to 4pm. in the Reference area.
Thursday, April 13 – Patron Appreciation Day – (Main Library)
Join us for coffee and cake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get your photo taken for free at the Library Photo Booth in the library’s main lobby from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. We invite you to take a picture and share it on Facebook or Instagram with the #ECPLtransforms hashtag and a comment about how the Library has transformed your life. Readers of all ages are welcome! We will raffle a gift basket as well.
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In addition to this celebration, the library sponsors a number of monthly programs for all ages. Join the Knitting and Crocheting Club or the Adult Coloring Group, take part in Storytime or Cinema Nights. Check out the calendar at www.ecpl.org and get to know your local library. For more information visit any one of six locations: Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive; Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Ave.; King Center, 4802 Melville; Penn Center, 3550 Pennsylvania Ave.; Owens Center, 4001 Alexander Ave. and Clemente Center, 3616 Elm Street. Main and Pastrick Branch Libraries hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Friday and Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Please call the library for hours of service at the Outreach Reading Rooms. You may also visit the library’s web site at www.ecpl.org or call the library at 219.397.2453.

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Latonya S. Hicks
East Chicago Public Library Dept. Head/Public Relations Dept.
2401 E. Columbus Drive
East Chicago, IN 46312
Ph: 219.397.2453 Ext. 17 Fax: 219-397.6715
www.lhicks@ecpl.org
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