Amboy Summer Concert and Summer Reading underway

AMBOY — The Amboy Summer Concert Series got off to flying start on opening weekend June 4, as more than 50 people, many of whom brought their favorite folding chairs along, enjoyed the country music sounds of longtime favorites Les & Les, who now go by the name of “Three for the Show.”  

For the next eight weeks on Saturday’s starting at 7 p.m., brought to you by the City of Amboy, you will have the chance to be serenaded by a variety of musical talent such as; a 17 piece orchestra featuring swing, a Dixieland Jazz ensemble and Classic Rock to name a few. Lifelong Amboy resident Rob Loomis took over the responsibility of booking the talent four years ago from Eileen Quest, who is also on the venue, and after making his living for over 15 years in the karaoke business, and as a front man for several bands, he knows a lot of musicians. 

“I’m able to make quite a few phone calls to acts that I’ve known over the years which makes it easier to have them perform,” he explained. “It’s good to have a solid turnout for the beginning of the season. We need more community support moving forward to continue this event for years to come.” 


The Pankhurst Memorial Library kicks off its four-week Summer Reading Program on Tuesday June 7. 

The theme this year is camping, calling it “Read S’more about it.” Children ranging in ages from pre-school to fourth grade, three days a week, get the chance to read a book aloud, make a camping styled craft, enjoy snacks, and get the opportunity to pick a weekly prize depending on how much they read at home. 

“We don’t want our activities to seem like homework to the kids, we want it to be fun,” said Library Director Emily Goff. 

This event is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the Amboy Civic Organization who helps fund it.