Squirmy and Slippery

Swimming and reading are two beloved summer activities. Introduce your little one (or someone else’s) to the joys of both at Bookworms and Waterbugs at the Lawrence Public Library. For the past three years, the library and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department have partnered for this multi-part event, which begins with a 30-minute summer-themed story and a pirate-song sing-along at the library. Afterward, participants can head to the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center (727 Kentucky, 785-832-7990) for lessons in water and pool safety and a free swim session until 12:30. “The last pool day, we had about 300 people come,” says Kim Fletcher, youth services coordinator. “That’s why we tend to do the program outside. But if it is rainy and gross, we have the stories and information about pool safety in our auditorium.” Parents or caregivers are asked to stay for the duration of the free event, recommended for ages 2 and older. Meet up on the west lawn of the library (707 Vermont) at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 785-843-3833, extension 117.

Fri., July 8, 10:30 a.m., 2011