The Linton Public Library will be kicking off their summer reading program with the Animal Tales program.
The interactive Animal Underground family program will be Thursday at 2 p.m., and will feature animals from all over the world.
This program focuses on creatures that either live and hide below the surface or hunt under ground.
Library Director Jamie Tyner said the program will include appearances from a Paraguayan Screaming Hairy Armadillo, a Woma Python -- a threatened/endangered species), an African Spurred Tortoise that weighs more than 50 pounds, an Egyptian Fruit Bat and a Harris Hawk.
The program is one of many underground themed programs to take place over the summer, including the opening of registration for all age groups.
The programs include "Dig into Reading" for children ages birth to 11-years-old, "Beneath the Surface for teens age 12 to 18-years-old and "Groundbreaking Reads" for adults.
"Our summer reading program sign ups begin Tuesday, May 28. Residents of all ages are invited to take part in the summer reading program. This is an all ages, family and community event designed to promote literacy and to foster a love of reading. There will be programs and prizes for all ages. The library's summer reading program will end Friday, July 19," Tyner explained.
The program will continue with a program on Thursday, June 6 with a presentation from the Blooms Brothers. The informative gardening program encourages participants to have their gardening questions ready for the question and answer session.
Teenagers will be able to test their survival skills and re-enact a young adult favorite.
"On June 19, teens will get a chance to test their "Hunger Games" skills during the Teen Survival Skills event. Teens can begin by watching the movie on Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m.," Tyner said.
Those interested are required to pre-register for the event.
Tyner added there will be variety of programs for children kindergarten to fifth grade throughout the summer, as well as a pre-school and toddler music and movement class.
Those interested in the programs can visit the library for age-specific program fliers and to sign up for a summer reading Bingo card.
For more information call 847-7802 or visit www.lintonpl.lib.in.us