REED CITY — More than 100 children have already signed up for this year’s summer reading program at the Reed City Library, and more are expected to take part.

A kickoff celebration took place on June 22 at West River Park in Reed City, where children could enjoy free food, play a selection of games and participate in a water balloon fight, make a number of crafts and learn about a number of birds. Rebecca Lessard, from a nonprofit organization called Wings of Wonder, a raptor rehabilitation facility located in Empire presented a miniature saw-whet owl, a red-tailed hawk, an American kestrel, and a turkey vulture named Doolin.

This year’s summer reading program theme is “Dig Into Reading.” Children can still sign up at Reed City Library, located in The Annex building at 410 W. Upton Ave.