Portage Library Summer Reading programs opened June 13 with an ice cream social and creative activities for the whole family. Library Community Programs Coordinator Chris Alquist, background, second from left, gives advice to Emily VanDam, left, and Kristin Erbisch, library aides, on serving the ice cream sundaes. (Photos by Keweenaw Now)
Emily VanDam, foreground, and Kristin Erbisch show hungry young customers how to make their own sundaes.
Kristin Erbisch helps a tiny visitor make decisions for creating her own ice cream sundae.
Kids and parents enjoy ice cream, face painting, play doh and other creative activities at the Portage Lake Library Summer Reading Program opening June 13.
Nevin Klein of Hancock, right, has fun creating with Play Doh while Salina Zhang, library volunteer, has fun supervising.
John Gershenson, balloon artist, shows kids how to make colorful balloon creatures.
Jane Gregg, library aide, paints a face while admirers wait their turn for this popular art activity.
Outside the library Michael Martin, library volunteer, shares creative bubbles with Debbie Mues, CLK art teacher, and her granddaughter Nevin.