Getting ready to read

Area youth help the library get ready for its summer reading program by putting together packets for youth that participate in the library’s reading program, “Every Hero has a Story.” From left are: Bethany Hartsel, Grant Carpenter, Isaiah Hatem, Paige Carpenter, Samuel Hartsel and Maria Hatem.

The London Public Library will kickoff its summer reading program on Monday, June 8, at 9 a.m.

This year youth and adults will have a variety of reading challenges throughout the summer months, as well as opportunities to enjoy numerous programs.

The first big event is slated for Monday at 6:30 p.m., when the Great Kaplan will take the library stage to perform an assortment of wacky, but challenging feats such as levitating a bowling ball, juggling bean bags and playing melodies with a large balloon and turkey baster.

The fun continues throughout June and July with more 40 scheduled events and programs. The full schedule may be viewed online at

“It’s going to be a super summer filled with great reading and great activities. I’m excited to spend the summer having fun with the kids,” said Mary Anne Wood, youth services coordinator.

The library is located at 20 E. First St. in London and may be reached at 740-852-9543.