The Hoopeston Public Library had a record setting turn out for this year’s Summer Reading Club kick-off.

The library had more than 100 youths sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Club during Monday’s “Heroes Round-Up” outside the library.

Area children had the chance to meet representatives from the Hoopeston Police Department, Hoopeston Fire Department, Ameren Illinois and Hoopeston Arrow EMS, while also getting their faces painted, enjoying ice cream and signing up for the Summer Reading Club.

Area kids looking for fun when school gets out will find plenty at Hoopeston Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Club from June 6-July 25.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” and children from age three through the sixth grade will enjoy eight weeks of free activities focusing on superheroes and heroes from real life.

Several weekly programs will be held for various age groups, including visits from safety heroes, medical heroes, farmers, military heroes, weather heroes and more. There will also be crafts, games and other activities, including a family movie night. Kids can win prizes including books and food coupons by attending programs or visiting the library at other times.

All activities are free of charge and children do not need to have a library card to participate, but they should be registered by a parent or adult caregiver. Participants can register beginning May 26 at the library, during the Heroes Roundup on June 6, or anytime online.

A complete schedule of events can be found on the library’s website at (click on the “Kids” link) or picked up at the library. Schedules are also being distributed this month to all students through sixth grade in the Hoopeston Area and Rossville-Alvin school districts.

For more information, families can also call 217-283-6711 or stop by the library at 110 N. Fourth St., Hoopeston.