Summer reading comes to a close with ice cream and more

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Lillian played the bean bag toss game at the Poland library on Aug. 9 during the Ice Cream Bash to celebrate the end of the summer reading program.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Children made an Olympic torch craft at the Poland library on Aug. 9 while celebrating the end of the summer reading program at the Ice Cream Bash event.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Noah played cornhole during the Ice Cream Bash on Aug. 9 the Poland library hosted to celebrate the end of the summer reading program.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Monica Skurich held up her Olympic torch she made during the Ice Cream Bash at the Poland library on Aug. 9 to celebrate the end of the summer reading program.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Children lined up to bowl at the Poland library on Aug. 9 for the Ice Cream Bash that celebrated the end of the summer reading program.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Evan threw a ring for the ring toss game at the Poland library on Aug. 9 for the end of the summer reading program Ice Cream Bash event.

By ALEXIS BARTOLOMUCCI

abartolomucci@vindy.com

The Poland library hosted an Ice Cream Bash and Games Galore program on Aug. 9 to celebrate the summer reading program coming to a close.

Annette Ahrens and Amanda Kollar, youth librarians at Poland library, put together an afternoon event filled with different games, a craft and ice cream. The children could choose from a ring toss, a bean bag toss, Cornhole, bowling, making an Olympic torch and eating ice cream.

Children of all ages attended the event with their families and friends to celebrate. The summer reading program stared June 1 and ran through Aug. 13. The program gave children the opportunity to attend certain events at the library and read books to earn points. The more points a child earned, there were different rewards.

Many of the children played games and made crafts before eating ice cream. They could choose from chocolate, vanilla or blueberry cheesecake ice cream.

With the summer reading program coming to a close and school starting in a couple weeks, the libraries are creating fun events for the children to attend before going back to school.

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