Nicholas P. Sims Library announces its summer reading program, “Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas.”

The program, which offers opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy reading, begins June 2.

The free program is co-sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and includes weekly activities from 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The weekly programs begin Wednesday, June 10, and include the Fort Worth Zoo, Creature Teacher, a bicycle safety rodeo and MARK-9 search and rescue.

“These are just a few of the programs being presented to youth of all ages at the library this summer,” a spokesman said.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clowns are partnering with the library by giving complimentary circus tickets to children participating in the Texas Reading Club.

To receive their free ticket, children ages 2-12 need to enroll with the librarian and do their library reading.

For more information, call or drop by the library.

Information about the Texas Reading Club is available by calling 972-937-2671 or at the library’s Web site,

The summer reading program continues through Thursday, Aug. 6.