The Laurel-Jones County Library System kicked off their summer reading program Tuesday with this year's theme, "Every Hero has a Story".
"This year we decided we had to have some superheroes, but we decided to do a take on real life heroes; everyday people, just role models for children," said Manager of children services and programming Michelle Miller.
Several local heroes were in attendance and even gave a demonstration with their canine. United Blood Services was also at the event.
"You cannot have a program about heroes and not have a blood drive," said Miller.
While reading is fun, there was one main reason the children attended the kick-off event; Spider-Man, Batman and Iron Man. The kids waited anxiously as the superheroes parachuted into the parking lot. The wait was worth it for many as they finally got a change to meet their favorite superheroes.
"We've really gone out of the way this year, it's something fun, it doesn't cost anything and the children will really benefit from it," said Miller.
The registration deadline for the reading program is June 18. For more information on the events scheduled for June, click HERE.