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Valley Mills Public Library

Summer Reading Program 2023

The national theme for the Summer Reading Program of 2023 will be "Kindness and Friendship" More information about story and craft time at the library for the summer of 2023 will be on this website later this spring. -- --- A top reader of 2014 is now on the library board and serving as Art Coordinator in 2022/2023! ] ---What was on website in 2014! -- The 2014 Summer Reading Program has been completed. Congratulations to all the students who participated in the program. Thanks to all those who gave their time and talents to make this year's program such a success.

The Library received a $2,000 Award from Dollar General for  the Summer Reading Program 2014.  This was used  for books, tablets, and prizes to be given to children based on their accomplishments during the program.

The 2014 Summer Reading Program began June 17 at 1:45 p.m ( Awards criteria given at that time!).  

Story-time was at 1:45 Tues; Friday project time 2:00- 4:00 ; story-time for pre-school - 10:45 on Wednesdays.  

Special upcoming programs at 1:45 p.m. were --- 

  • June 26 - Bees by Donna Veteto, 
  • July 3, paper airplane contest ; 
  • July 10 - Pop-up book making by Donna Boyd, 
  • July 19 - NASA by John Seawright; 
  • July 8-10 Writing workshop w/ Sharon Humphreys ; 
  • July 22 -Fibonacci by K. Hale; 
  • July 24 - Tom Taylor w/ Texas Commission on the Arts 
  • July 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m - Awards Program

The 2014 Summer Reading Program  Awards were given on  July 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  At the ceremony,  four  tablets were awarded for achievements in reading comprehension, art supplies were awarded to winners of the poster contest,  a pop-up book by Reinhart and Sabuda was awarded for the pop-up contest, and a book on making paper airplanes was given to the winner of the paper airplane contest. Winners included:


                 H.S.                  - 1st place - Perla Perea    

                 4th-6th grade - 1st place - Vanessa Castanon 

                 3rd grade        - 1st place -Casandra Servin 

                  K-2nd grade  - 1st place - Ericka Rostro


                   Pre-K - 2nd grade  - 1st place - Remi Koenig

                                                        2nd place tie -Leonor Aguilar and Erika Rostro

                    3rd - 5th grade      -  1st place - Casandra Servin

                                                         2nd place - Byron Barnes

                   6th - 8th grade        - 1st place - Yesenia Paz  (Grand Prize winner)

                                                         2nd place -Trinity Andrews


                   1st place -  Maria Belen Huitron

                   2nd place  -  Isaiah Andrews

                   Honorable Mention - Cody Peveler

                   Honorable Mention -  Robbie Ross


                   1st place  -  Samin Iysar

                   2nd place -  Remi Koenig

                   3rd place (tie)  Erika Rostro and Ernesto Rostro

 Summer Reading Program 2015 -- "Comprehension and Calligraphy"