About 200 children signed up on Saturday to participate in the Taylor County Public Library's annual summer reading program.
The program is themed "Dig into Reading."
Library staff said that amount is on track to beat last year's record of nearly 600 who participated.
This is the first year the library has hosted a kickoff for its program. There were games, bubbles, face painting, snow cones and hot dogs, and the first 100 children who signed up received a free book.