FRAMINGHAM – Tonight, the Framingham Public Library celebrated its summer reading program with a BBQ and ice cream social.
It was the first time, the library combined its children’s and adult’s program together. The 2-hour event was held outside the main public library.
More than 1,150 kids signed up for the summer reading program and more than 500 adults signed up for the library’s summer reading program.
There were two special guests at the event – Mayor Yvonne Spicer and State Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis.
The Mayor gave a speech. (Watch the full speech below.)
She said she loved reading growing up, and hasn’t lost her love of reading.
“Right now, a lot of my reading is contracts and documents,” said Spicer. “I do try to squeeze in some time in the morning to read.”
Lewis was busy all night scooping out Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for guests.
The library served up hot dogs, salad, chips and ice cream for anyone who participated in the Libraries Rock summer reading campaign.