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Library offers ice cream social

Stephanie Seelow and her niece, Autumn Oare, 6, both of Gloversville, are served ice cream by Patty Franco, left, and Wanda Ellis, Friends of the Gloversville Public Library Friday during an ice cream social. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Stephanie Seelow and her niece, Autumn Oare, 6, both of Gloversville, are served ice cream by Patty Franco, left, and Wanda Ellis, Friends of the Gloversville Public Library Friday during an ice cream social. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

GLOVERSVILLE — Things seem to go better with ice cream–especially if you’re a kid.

Children and adults who benefit from the summer reading program and a June through August calendar of events by the Gloversville Public Library got a chance to relax Friday with free ice cream.

It was originally planned for the rail trail, but ominous cloud forced it inside.

Stephanie Seelow of Gloversville brought her niece Autumn Oare, 6, to enjoy the treat. “She likes playing on the computer and getting books at the library. We both do.”

“We have an inside source,” said Brian Conroy of Gloversville. He said he got tipped off to the social by his wife, Linda, who works at the library. So he brought their granddaughter Alana McDonald, 8, of Broadalbin.

Beth Tesi of Gloversville enjoys an ice cream social with her granddaughter, Ava Dwyer, 8, of Johnstown at a Gloversville Public Library summer reading program. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Beth Tesi of Gloversville enjoys an ice cream social with her granddaughter, Ava Dwyer, 8, of Johnstown at a Gloversville Public Library summer reading program. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Serving the ice cream were members of Friends of the library Patty Franco and Wanda Ellis. “We do it for the library,” Franco said.

“It’s such an important part of Gloversville.”

The summer reading program, is for all ages, with some people in it who are in their 80s or 90s, said Sally Fancher, children’s librarian. The program is one of 25 events offered during the summer.

“Studies have shown that kids will lose some of their progress in school if they don’t practice during the summer,” Fancher said.

Friday’s event was a kind of reward for children’s summertime reading and happens to fall during National Ice Cream Month.

Brian Conroy of Gloversville accompanies his niece Alana McDonald, 8, of Broadalbin at a Gloversville Public Library summer reading program ice cream social. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Brian Conroy of Gloversville accompanies his niece Alana McDonald, 8, of Broadalbin at a Gloversville Public Library summer reading program ice cream social. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Summer programming at library will conclude sweetly with an apple crisp and ice cream party on Friday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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