VIola library has cool activities for a warm summer

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

It's getting warm out and the Viola Public Library District has some cool activities planned for the summer.  Their annual Summer Reading Program for Children and Adults begins on Monday June 4.  The theme this year is "Reading Rocks! Be A Reading Rock Star!!"  Requirements for the program are simple - children preschool through first grade need to read or have read to them five (5) books per week.  Everyone else needs to read one age and reading level appropriate book per week.

Each Wednesday in June the library will have crafts from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Viola Community Center.  Children and adults are welcome to make the crafts.  Crafts include making a tambourine out of paper plates, decorating your flipflops with material tied on the straps (bring your own flipflops), making butterflies out of magazines, and a rockin' rainbow web. The End of Summer Reading party will be Friday, July 20 in the afternoon.  Story times will be held during June with dates and times to be set.  To sign up for the program or if you have any questions, please call the library at 596-2620.

This year's program is sponsored by ReMax Country Crossroads, Farmers State Bank of Western Illinois, Union Federal Savings and Loan, Viola Home Telephone Company, McDonald's, Subway, and Happy Joe's.

 The library is holding a book sale on Saturday June 9 at the new library building located at 1701 17th Street, South Room.  The sale starts at 8am and starting at 10am they will have walking tacos for sale.  The proceeds from the book sale go to the new building.  The book sale is sponsored by Book Buddies (Friends of the Viola Public Library District).