Thomaston Public Library, 60 Main St., is about to launch its fourth year of 40 Days of Summer. Beginning June 19 at 11 a.m., school-aged children are invited to join a myriad of activities and eat lunch without charge for one day, 12, or 40. No pre-registration is required and children from neighboring communities or who are visiting are encouraged to join in. The Monday-through-Friday program runs until 1 p.m.

This year the theme is all about connections: community, playing and team-building, reading and creative arts, learning and experimenting, loving our environment and awareness of our place in the global society.

This year the library is also offering two programs for slightly older children. Those 12 and up are invited to come and work with a real Hollywood film producer to make a zombie movie. This group will meet Wednesdays; contact the library for more information. For young writers the library is offering creative writing on Mondays, coached by a published author to launch sci-fi, fantasy, mystery or whatever. Sign up at the library.

In addition, the library will again welcome Chewonki Foundation, Pope Memorial Animal Shelter, Northern Stars Planetarium, antique cars from Owl's Head Transportation Museum, picnics with grave rubbings, scavenger hunts and the history of local spots. The Thomaston Police and Fire Departments will visit, as will the Puffins from Rockland, bees, sharks and more.

All children who have completed a year of kindergarten up through high school are eligible. For more information or to sign up, visit the library or call 345-2453.