Howard City Library

and

Benson Museums

are proud to announce a

Summer Safety Event

DATE CHANGE!! The Summer Safety Event has been moved to Wednesday, May 29th from 5:30-7:30.  This is a popular community event that is in its 4th year and is widely participated by the Elk County community.  The library uses this event to kick off the summer in a safe way and to get everyone signed up for the summer reading program.

The main street event is organized by the Howard City Library and supported by the Benson Museums and Safe Kids Program.  The sheriff, fire, and ambulance teams are in attendance.  The city pool jump starts their swim lesson sign-ups and discusses safe swimming. Kids are encouraged to come on their bikes to visit Lanning’s Auto where a team from Cookson’s provides a “bike check” and tune up!  Lifejackets will be passed out through Safe Kids program.  The local banks and Batson’s Family Market provide a free hot dog feed. The Corps of Engineers will be there with Bobber their water safety dog. This year the library is working hard to organize much of the same and hopes to have new exciting safety topics and giveaways.

At the event families will be able to get a schedule of activities in support of the summer reading program.  Those enjoying the safety event are likely to have their universe expanded, as this year’s national summer reading theme is “A Universe of Stories”.  Space will be a recurring theme and is sure to be a fun way to encourage all ages to expand their universes by going to the library!!

The Howard City Library and Benson Museums love partnering with the community and recognize that the Summer Safety Event would not be possible without community organizations coming together to participate.  Several of Howard’s main street businesses and Elk County departments are participating and donating items, making the event a true success.  Rotary and other civic organizations are planning special additions as well!   This year’s Summer Safety Event is sure to inspire all ages and is a great way to kickoff summer vacation in the community.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 29th and come see a vibrant and thriving main street!

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