The La Crosse Public Library kicked off their annual summer reading program with a carnival celebration Tuesday.
The parking lot next to the main library was home to the 3rd annual kick off carnival featuring bounce castles, games, face painting, prizes and more. The library's summer program is called The Summer Dare where participants are "dared" to try at least 4 different activities each week looking to connect people of all ages with library programs.
"We do have a teen program as well and an adult summer reading program, so we really run the gamut," Youth Services Manager Dawn Wacek said. "Birth through senior citizens, we want you in the library, using it and reading."
The Summer Dare continues through August 4. You can sign up for the program (best for ages 0-11) and pick up weekly activity sheets from any La Crosse Public Library location.
More information can be found at La Crosse Public Library's website.