Reddick Library in Ottawa begins summer hours

Summer reading program kicks off June 1

Reddick Library in Ottawa

Reddick Library in Ottawa will begin its summer hours Tuesday, May 28.

The new hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and closed Sundays.

The library, 1010 Canal St., will host additional activities the week of May 27. Call 815-434-0509 for more information.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30: Stuffy Sleepover, children of all ages. Bring your teddy bear or another stuffed friend and enjoy stories and snacks. Afterward, the library will tuck its cuddly companions in for a sleepover at the library! Don’t forget to pick up your friend the next day after the sleepover concludes. Collect your buddy between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the Children’s Department.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1: Summer Reading Kickoff Party, all ages. Dive into summer with a “foam” pool, reptile petting zoo, face-painting, lawn games, food trucks and and other activities at the summer reading kickoff event. The library will be signing up patrons for its Summer Reading Challenge.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1: Loop Group, adults. Learn how to knit or crochet in a fun environment with knowledgeable people. Everyone is welcome to drop in.

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