This year’s summer reading will be shortened, but there’s still a lot of fun packed into four weeks of activities, children’s librarian Pixie Knepper said at yesterday’s kick-off event for the Clay Center Carnegie Library’s summer reading program.

The program for all ages set for Monday, June 22, will be a special treat kids will not want to miss. Readers will meet at 3 p.m. on that day at the bear exhibit in the Utility Park Zoo for a special program given by zookeeper Garrett Payne.