TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa mayor G.T. Bynum kicked off the Tulsa City-County Library summer reading program with story time in Central Library's new Tandy Children's Garden.

"In the light of the moon, a little egg laid on a leaf," he read.

In 2017, A Gathering Place is extending the reading challenge into the school year, asking Tulsa County students to read two million books before the park opens next spring or summer. 

The summer reading program starts May 30, and kids can earn prizes for reading through August 5. There are also free entertainment programs at each of the library's 24 locations.