SHIRLEY -- Ed, the Wizard and "Reading is Magic" will appear at Hazen Memorial Library in Shirley on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m.

With the help of many volunteers, using magic, comedy and suspense, Ed the Wizard weaves together the importance of building and maintaining reading skills. With reading as the emphasis behind each magical performance, Ed the Wizard tells folks of all ages that reading is indeed the key to his, and to their success.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Shirley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.