Eric Herman sings to his young audience at the Auburn Library on Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Auburn Library kicks off KCLS’ Summer Reading Program | PHOTOS

Children’s entertainer Eric Herman, his sidekick Puppy Dog Dave and Mayor Nancy Backus joined Auburn Library staff to officially kick off the King County Library System’s Summer Reading season on Saturday afternoon.

Kids stepped to Herman’s witty tunes and listened to his amusing stories during the Pacific Northwest artist’s Rock Your World Show. Herman’s songs were about food, animals, science and other things that make the world fun and interesting.

Backus spent some time encouraging children to read and participate in library programming.

The KCLS Summer Reading slate, which runs through Aug. 24, offers a variety of programs – from concerts and workshops to story times and movies.

This year’s theme, Build a Better World, is meant to inspire everyone to join the fun, regardless of age.

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Eric Herman’s music captures the attention of children at the library Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Mayor Nancy Backus shares a word with children, urging them to read. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Nabeel Shetab, 4, smiles while stepping to the music during Saturday’s concert at the Auburn Library. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

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