Children from preschool ages up to age 12 are invited to make a splash and read this summer during the Worthington Public Library's annual summer reading program.
Library Director Andrea Fuller said the program will kick off at 1 p.m. on June 8 with the first session called "Marcus Lehmann Presents the Magic in Books."
The program continues through July 15 with a special appearance by Amazon John from Silly Safaris.
Regular events are scheduled at 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday with Thursdays designated as craft days.
On June 15, Eastern Heights Utilities will present a program on water and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will visit on June 22 to present a program on fish. Red Cross personnel will present a program on whale tales and water safety on June 29.
Other programs are planned along with some special snacks.
Fuller said all children are welcome to attend the reading program and there is no need to pre-register or requirement to attend all of the programs.
"Come to one or come to all, we're happy to have the children come and enjoy the fun," said Fuller.
Fuller also said older children are welcome to come if they would like to help out with the program -- please contact the library.
In order to obtain a library card, Fuller said any resident of Jefferson Township and all White River Valley students and employees are eligible to obtain a card free of charge.
The Worthington Library is open Monday and Wednesday from 12 - 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 12 - 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For more information about the summer reading program, call the library at (812) 875-3815.