The programs are free and open to children of all abilities, and will run every Wednesday in July from 10:30–11:30 a.m. and from 12:30–1:30 p.m., Boyd said, adding that the theme for this year’s program is “Make a splash – Read.”
There will be water games and activities geared toward children ages 2–12, who are encouraged to bring towels and to dress for said activities, as they will likely get wet, Boyd said.
More than 200 kids participated last year, said Boyd, who hopes that at least as many kids come this year.
There will also be speakers who will talk to the kids about water safety and other water-related topics, although books and reading will a main part of each week’s activities, said Boyd, who also said she will be tracking the amount of time that participants spend reading.
Additionally, the library has free tickets available for venues such as the Muhammed Ali Center, the 1850s Civil War Era Farm Mountain Homeplace, the Louisville Zoo, Liberty Hall Historic Site, Kentucky Railway Museum, Frazier International History Museum, Kentucky Down Under and others, Boyd said.
Pam Metts, director of John L. Street Library, said the program has been going on for at least 20 years and probably longer than that.
Anyone with questions should call Boyd at the library at 522-6301.