Every so often, I run across a really great ice cream story where I’m blown away by someone’s ingenuity. To give these stories the attention I feel they deserve, I created my Scoop of Genius Award. There isn’t any prize money or trophies or anything tangible for that matter — just a respectful tip-of-the-hat.
Today, I came across a story that screamed “Scoop of Genius!” The Elmhurst Public Library in Elmhurst, Illinois came up with a very creative way to encourage children to read more. The library’s Kids’ Winter Reading Program, Reading Is Sweet, rewards children who reach their reading goal with different types of prizes.
As part of the theme, the library tapped Public Information Coordinator, Cheryl Moore, to create a fun and unique display of non-melting ice cream cones. While the ice cream creations are edible, Cheryl doesn’t recommend it since they’ve been on display for over a month. The 48 flavors include Little House on the Praline, Coralime, James and the Giant Peach Sorbet as well as other literary-inspired names.
To Cheryl and everyone at the Elmhurst Public Library, I congratulate you on being an Uncle Harry’s Scoop of Genius Award Winner!