The Mercer County Library System plans to launch its annual summer reading program on Monday, June 22, 2015. Residents can discover new books, make new friends, stay cool and enjoy family-friendly programs by participating in “Every Hero Has a Story” for kids and “Unmask!” for teens.

The program will continue through August 7 and will include educational activities and contests at each library branch. Scheduled programs include The Juggling Hoffmans, Uncle John’s Puppet Show, Mr. Ray, City Winds Trio, Presley and Melody Concert, Willy Walten’s Acrobatic Dog Show, Mike Rose Magic Show, Enjoy Explore India and more.

The online teen program “Unmask!” is available for ages 12 to 18. Teens may register via the Library’s website, returning to their account to record books as they read them. Teen events and prizes offered vary by branch location.

Incentive prizes will be awarded weekly as children 11 and under make return visits to the library with their reading logs.

Programming is paid for by the Friends of the Library or local library association or advisory committee at each branch location. Additional sponsorship is received by the New Jersey Statewide Summer Reading Program and local businesses that have donated prizes.