Submitted to the Herald Review

LEROY — Families looking for a literacy adventure over the summer can find a six-week Summer Reading Program for children ages 5 to 13, and children younger than 5 with an adult, at the LeRoy Community Library, 104 W. Gilbert St., LeRoy.

The program will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, June 26, to Tuesday, July 31, at the library.

This year’s theme is “Growing Readers through Gardening and the Arts” and will include hands-on gardening projects, arts and crafts and a visit from renowned children’s author David FitzSimmons. Award-winning author, photographer and naturalist David FitzSimmons will join attendees on Tuesday, July 24, for two performances. These performances will be at the Dewings Center for Creative Arts, 203 Albert St., LeRoy.

The first performance, “Michigan Curious Critters” and “Wakem the Rooster” puppet show and crafts, will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and is geared toward younger children, but all may attend.

Older children and adults will see animal photos on a big screen and hear critter stories in FitzSimmons’ “From Photograph to Book,” presentation from 1 to 3 p.m.

A book sale and signing will be available at both events. David FitzSimmons’ visit is a free event sponsored by Dewings Center for Creative Arts and the LeRoy Community Library.

Food and entertainment will conclude the Summer Reading Program on July 31 at the library.