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Posted on: July 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate your Summer Reading Success with Scratch Cupcakes at RIPL

Scratch Cupcake promotion Photo of curbside van with people at Downtown Library

For a sweet finish to summer reading, visit the Scratch Cupcakery Curbside truck, on site at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 27.

Rock Island Public Library has created a particularly sweet event to wrap up its “Reading Colors Your World” summer reading challenges. The Scratch Cupcakery Curbside truck will be on site at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 27.

Besides visiting the cupcake truck to select from up to a dozen different cupcake flavors, guests can check at the library table to see what summer reading rewards they’ve earned, and browse a mini-sidewalk sale of used books.  Summer reading rewards can be collected inside the library.

The Midwest Writing Center Young Emerging Writers (YEW) program also plans to offer a pop-up camp next to the library table. The YEW pop-up camp includes writing games, activities, and crafts, including 1-page books and mad libs.

“Our theme this year has been all about rainbows and sprinkles, so what better way to wrap up a bright and colorful summer than with colorful cupcakes?  It’s also a reward for readers who are helping us reach our community reading goal of 2,500 books and 50,000 minutes of reading,” said Lisa Lockheart, Rock Island Public Library publicity and outreach liaison.  As of July 21, Rock Island readers of all ages had already logged more than 2,000 books and 40,000 minutes of reading.

Scratch Curbside will offer the following flavors for sale, while supplies last:

  • Wedding Day: Almond cream cake and vanilla buttercream
  • Oh Happy Day: vanilla sprinkle cake, vanilla buttercream
  • Raspberry Cream: Raspberry cake, Raspberry Vanilla buttercream, Raspberry drizzle
  • Rainbow: Skittles cake, multi-color vanilla buttercream
  • Pieces: Peanut butter cake, chocolate peanut butter swirl buttercream, peanut butter candies
  • Red Velvet: Red velvet cake, cream cheese buttercream
  • Chocoholic: Chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream
  • Loaded Peanut Butter Cup: Peanut Butter cup stuffed chocolate cake, chocolate peanut butter buttercream, peanut butter drizzle
  • Snickers: Chocolate Snickers cake, caramel buttercream, peanuts, chocolate chips
  • Snowball: Chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream, flaked coconut
  • Malted Milk Ball: Vanilla malted cake, chocolate malted milk buttercream, malted milk ball
  • German Chocolate: Chocolate cake, coconut pecan frosting

Individual cupcake prices start at $2.50, with half-and-full-dozen assortments also available.

Preorders of up to 45 dozen cupcakes are also available if orders are received before at least two business days before the event. To place an order with Scratch, call 319-277-7855. Gluten-free slices, cookies, and Vegan options are available on a pre-order basis. For more information, visit the library calendar or go to the Scratch Cupcakery website. 

The Rock Island Public Library Reading Colors Your World summer program runs through July 31. To enter, and earn rewards for any summer reading completed since June 1 by children, teens, and adults, log into the library’s Beanstack reading software or reading tracker app. Print reading logs are also available online at the library website and at library locations.

For more events and services at the Rock Island Public Library, visit the library website, call 309-732-READ, or follow the library social media channels at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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