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Summer Food and Fun

Summer Food and Fun


It is July, and high temperatures, backyard parties, beach trips and summer vacations have arrived.  If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, something to keep the children entertained, fun food for summer events, or great summer reads, MPHPL can help.  Please take a look at our recommendations below.

Summer food

Summer is a great time to try new recipes.  You may want to make some ice cream to beat the heat, picnic food for outdoor adventures, or barbecue for summer gatherings.  Here are a few popular and new titles from our collection that you might enjoy:

Outdoor Activities

For outdoor activities and events, there is a lot happening at our Mishawaka parks, including splash pads, concerts, special events and more.   Find more information on the Mishawaka Parks & Recreation webpage, including a summer activity guide and summer concert series schedule. 

Here are a few popular and recent books from our collection about summer sports:

Activities, Trips and Projects to Make for or with Children

If you need to find some activities to keep your children entertained during their summer off from school, here are some books that might help:

Outdoor projects

Here are some books that offer projects that will help you create an outdoor living space:

Summer Reading

Do you need some great reads for the summer?  Stop by our reference desk for some recommendations or take a look at our Try These On for Summer and Books in the National Media recommended reads lists to find some great beach reads.

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