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Summer reading kicks off Saturday

Sign up and lots of events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By Monty Siekerman
The Ada Public Library summer reading program kicks off on Saturday, starting with music. The sign up for the program will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bagpipers will perform at 10 a.m. and a steel drum band will play at 11 a.m. There will be face painting, 4-H animals, Touch-a-Truck, and the Friends of the Library used book sale.  

The summer reading program will run from Saturday, June 2 to Saturday, July 14. “Libraries Rock” is this year’s theme. Participants may sign up on June 2 or any day after that. A tween scene has been added this year for older elementary students, in addition to programs for babies, toddlers, elementary and high school-aged students and adults.

During the summer reading program, the library will have concerts, movies, games, crafts, science, bingo and more. One of the first featured events will be animals from the Exotic Zoo near Detroit. More than 200 people attended the program put on by the zoo last July. Due to the large crowd expected, this year’s event will be held at the nearby United Methodist Church. The program will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday. Most of the fascinating and striking animals that the zoo brings have been born at the Exotic Zoo.

Photo: Exotic Zoo handler with a peacock at last year’s Ada Public Library summer reading program event.