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Summer reading meets soft-serve

Center for Writing’s bookmobile rolls to area’s ice cream stands

The Adirondack Center for Writing’s Bookmobile. (Provided photo — Baylee Annis, Adirondack Center for Writing)

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Writing’s Bookmobile is coming back to bring books to the people at ice cream stands across the Adirondack region.

The goal is to encourage reading and access to literature. People in small towns without locally owned bookstores can peruse and purchase new and used books for all ages.

ACW has teamed up with local bookstores including the Book Nook in Saranac Lake, Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid and TREES Adirondack Gifts & Books in Bolton Landing to feature staff picks. The Bookmobile has been supported by Ruth Zowader and Philip Anderson.

“I remember just thinking about how there are some great regional bookstores that closed,” said ACW Executive Director Nathalie Thill, who had the idea of creating the Bookmobile. Her intention wasn’t just to help readers but Adirondack authors as well. “They don’t have a lot of resources and places to have exposure. So, we feel that’s where we come in.”

The Bookmobile was handmade by Paul Smith’s college students.

The Bookmobile will appear at the following ice cream stands. Dates and locations are weather dependent and subject to change; visit www.adirondackcenterforwriting.org for updates. All visitors are required to wear masks.

¯ Tuesday, Aug. 18 (afternoon): Teddy’s Ice Cream, Bloomingdale; Donnelly’s Soft Ice Cream, Saranac Lake

¯ Wednesday, Aug. 19 (afternoon): Whitebrook Dairy Bar, Wilmington

¯ Friday, Aug. 28 (afternoon): Skyline Ice Cream, Tupper Lake; Northern Lights Creamery, Inlet.

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