The Ennis Public Library is reporting a very successful turnout with its summer reading program.

According to library staff, about 2,000 children have participated so far.

“We are very excited to have so many children participate,” said Jessica Diaz, library program director. “It has been a busy but worthwhile summer so far. The kids are excited to be here and we are just as excited to have them.”

To get involved in the various activities designed for children - with programs offered from kindergarten to teenagers - students must register at the library.

A parent must be present at the time of registration and the library would like for the child to attend at least seven programs during the duration of the event.

This summer’s participants have already been treated to various special guests, each of who has brought a fun and education lesson for the students to enjoy.

“The point of the program is to make reading and learning fun,” Diaz said. “The kids enjoy the lesson and it sticks with them when they leave. We hope they tell all their friends that might not be attending what a great time they are having.”

Late enrollment is allowed and the program has been accepting participants on a daily basis, but pre-registration is recommended by the library’s staff.

“We will do what we can to accommodate late arrivals but the best way to ensure a space is saved for your child is to register in advance,” Diaz said.

To learn more about the summer reading program or to volunteer, contact the library at (972) 875-5360.