“There were some problems only coffee and ice cream could fix.” ~ Amal El-Mohtar, author and poet
As the summer reaches peak temperatures in July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month as a way to cool off and enjoy the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family. Ice cream has historically been a key feature of American communities. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. According to the International Dairy foods Association, “The average American eats roughly 20 pounds of ice cream each year, or about 4 gallons.  In 2021, ice cream makers in the U.S. churned out more than 1.3 billion gallons of ice cream.” Be part of the trend this month and enjoy some ice cream, or a non-dairy equivalent, and check out all the fun things your library has to offer this summer. Your libraries look forward to seeing and helping you free of charge in calm air-conditioned spaces.
“Life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time” ~ Charles M. Schultz, cartoonist