The Thomaston Public Library continues to sign-up kids of all ages for the summer reading program. The reading period began June 15 and will run through Aug. 10, with a grand-finale party on Saturday, Aug. 17, when we will recognize all program participants and cheer the biggest readers.

Particular levels of reading allow you to achieve star- or super-star status.

The library will also feature weekly special events for children. All events are open to kids of all ages. Children do not have to be a summer-reading-program participant to attend.

Here's what's happening in July:

Friday, July 5, 11 a.m. — Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring a sandwich and your favorite stuffed animal to a picnic on the library lawn with stories, cookies, and a craft!

Thursday, July 11, 3 p.m. — Rob Duquette Musical Children's Event. Duquette is a talented and highly-entertaining musician who will sing and perform on ukelele, guitar, xylophone, and percussion instruments from around the globe.

Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m. — Robots Rule! Come hear cool robot stories and then color and assemble your own boy and girl robots.

Wednesday, July 24, 11 a.m. — Fun with Hieroglyphics. Learn about the cool script used by the ancient Egyptians and solve The Mystery of the Golden Cat.

Wednesday, July 31, 1 p.m. — Creative Writing Workshop with Dena Davis. Let the creative juices and stories flow as Davis guides participants through the creative writing process.