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Ice cream, movies and more part of library’s April activities

Ice cream, coloring for adults, movies and books, too, of course, are just some of the fun activities planned for April at the Park Hills Public Library.

Registration began April 1 for the library’s spring reading program for kids. “Ice Cream for Books” is for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Participants who read at least five books — reading them together counts — will be treated to a special ice cream and movie night on April 25 at 5:30 p.m.

For every five books a child reads, library staff will put an ice cream scoop on the wall with the child’s name on it. All participants in the program must have at least one scoop on the wall to attend the movie night.

Parents who want to sign their kids up should stop by the library to register and pick-up a reading log.

For some adult fun, the library will be hosting another adult coloring night on April 11 at 5:30 to 7 p.m. The evening is for adults only and is free to attend. Bring your own coloring book and supplies or, if you’re new to the activity, use coloring pages and supplies provided by the library. Participants are not required to have a library card to participate.

For teens who love to read and talk about books, there is a Teen Book Club meeting on April 12 at 3:30 p.m. Along with books geared toward teens and young adults, the Teen Book Club also offers movie nights where members can enjoy a movie, popcorn and soda provided by the library. 

Interested teens may register for the club at the library and must have a parent sign a consent form. Club members are required to sign a “reading contract” and agree to start reading the featured book at the beginning of the month.  They also agree to attend two meetings during the month and to return the book in the same condition as when it was received. During the meetings, members discuss the book and share what they like or dislike about the story.

If you’ve ever thought about checking out an eBook from the library but aren’t sure how, sign up for “Getting Started with eBooks” to learn more about them. The program is set for April 20 at 2 p.m.

For more information about any of the programs, inquire at the circulation desk or call the library at 573-431-4842. The Park Hills Public Library is located at 16 S. Coffman St.

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Park Hills Public Library’s “Ice Cream for Books” program is for children ages five to 12 years old. Participants who read at least five books will be treated to a special ice cream and movie night on April 25 at 5:30 p.m. Registration for the program began April 1.

Amy Patterson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or

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