It’s time to get a taste of a book at the Flora Public Library this summer. The Library is offering a number of programs for their summer reading program, and is also raffling off a quilt created by local author and WWII Veteran Eldon Ooton.
The quilt, made of mens ties, was donated by Ooton this April. Ooton is the Author of “What Did You Do in the War?”, which was a history of his time in WWII that he said he wrote for his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the 84th Infantry Division and a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.
Tickets for the raffle are $1 each or 6 for $5 and will be on sale from now until August 1. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Library’s Technology fund.
The Summer reading program for 2012 is themed “Reading is So Delicious.” It kicked off on Friday, May 18, and will continue through August 1.
So far 125 people have signed up for the program, but readers are allowed to register all through the program.
Interested children or their parents can come to the Library to register, or call at 662-6553 for more details.
Reading program goals are set by age and prizes are offered for every so many books read, once again, depending on age. For those that complete the program, there will be a very special prize at the end of the program.
A number of programs will be offered by the Library through the summer as well. The first, Puppeteer and Ventriloquist Jill Thatcher, performed at the Library Tuesday afternoon.
Next up is “Serengeti Steve and his Reptile Experience,” at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20. Tuesday, July 3 will feature the musical stylings of Spoon Man.
July 9 through 14 will be the Scholastic Book Fair. Highlights from that week include the Patrice Heiken Puppet Show in Tuesday, July 10, at 2:30 and 7 p.m., and Clifford the Big Red Dog, on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m.
The final program of the summer will be “Nitro Joe the Science Guy,” who will perform on Thursday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m.
Finally, Wednesday, August 1 is the final day of the summer reading program and the last day to turn in books.