EFFINGHAM -- A Summer Read Kickoff Party will be held at the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Public Library on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the start of the library’s summer read challenge.

The Kickoff Party, will feature a super hero theme for a variety of games, crafts and prizes for children, as participants visit a variety of activity stations to complete different super hero-themed tasks and earn an ice cream reward.

Other activities at the event include free popcorn in self-decorated bags and Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen for those that complete their super hero training, while supplies last.

The Kickoff Party, which is free and open to everyone, is the launch event for the library’s summer reading challenge, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!”

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The Effingham Park District will provide an obstacle course as well as information about all the activities available through the Park District over the summer.

The Library’s Summer Read Challenge runs from May 15 to July 15 and is open to young readers ages birth to 18 years. Registration for the program is available through the library’s Summer Read website that makes registering easy for families with just one account and one login for each family.

A library card is not needed to participate in the summer reading program or any of the programs at the library.

To learn more about the library, visit www.EffinghamLibrary.org. For questions, please contact the library at 217-342-2464 ext. 1 or email info@effinghamlibrary.org.

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