The city of McKinney is gearing up for summer by launching its summer reading program and by opening both public pools.

McKinney libraries present summer reading programs

The McKinney Public Library System is encouraging literacy in adults and children during the “Reading Gives You Superpowers” summer reading program beginning in June.

Kick-off events for the summer reading program will be held at both libraries on June 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Roy & Helen Memorial Library and from 3:30–5 p.m. at the John & Judy Gay Library.

Children can explore emergency vehicles from the city of McKinney Police and Fire Departments at each event. Participants receive a summer reading log, information about library programs and other goodies.

McKinney pools now open

Beat the heat this summer at one of McKinney’s outdoor public pools now open. The Old Settlers Aquatic Center,1101 E. Louisiana St., features a shallow water leisure pool complete with an open flume slide, cascading waterfall and more. The Juanita Maxfield Aquatic Center,1701 N. McDonald St., pool at North Park has family swim, swim lessons and floating amenities.

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