The Albany County Public Library's summer reading challenge for children is coming to a close and to celebrate, ACPL is hosting the End of Summer Reading Bash on Friday, July 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In the challenge, participants were able to choose whether they wanted to try to read 25 books, 25 hours, or read every day for 25 days. Whether the young readers met their goal or not, the library wants to celebrate their efforts and "remind the community about the importance of libraries" says Caitlin White, Executive Director of the Albany County Public Library Foundation.

The event is open to individuals of all ages and will include a variety of hands on activities, including a station at which individuals can make their own ice cream. There will also be prizes and a bounce house on site.

For more information about the event, please contact the Albany County Public Library by calling 307-721-2580.