Jacob Marcum, 4, finished a puzzle that required him to put numbered pieces in order. He then turned to his mother, Lisa Smothers.
“I like staying here,” he told her.
“Here” is the Marion County Public Library, and Jacob is part of a group of 3-5-year-olds who are participating in a free kindergarten readiness program for children who have not yet started school.
Children’s Librarian Patty May Brown started the program.