The El Centro Public Library, 539 State. St., began its summer schedule Monday.
Summer hours for the main public library will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Hours for the Community Center library branch, 375 S. 1st St., are from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The library's summer reading program, "Discover the Magic of Reading," began Monday and continues through July 31.
Young readers from preschool-age through high school are invited to visit the library to borrow books and to continue to read during the summer months.
The library will continue to register children to participate in the program throughout the summer, concluding July 31.
Incentives will be given to participants throughout the summer months to encourage them to keep reading books.
The El Centro Fire Department will visit the library at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters will talk to children about fire safety and demonstrate fire equipment in the library parking lot.