Readathon 2015

Raising Funds for Your Library One Word at a Time

A fundraising campaign for Friends of the Villa Park Library
You are invited to come out and support our first ever Cool Readathon!  The Friends of the Library will be welcoming over 24 Cool Readers to participate in a continuous reading marathon on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to promote literacy and life long learning within our community.  
Funds raised at this event will be used to purchase Youth and Adult materials, along with technology and programming enhancements.  

Our Cool Readers will include:
  •  9:00  Dan Hippensteel, Lydia Hodges, Mark McCleary, Matt Matkowski, Library Board Members
  •  9:30  Deborah Conroy, Illinois State Representative
  • 10:00 Tom Cullerton, Illinois State Senator
  • 10:30 Vydas Juskelis, Public Works Director
  • 11:00  Robert Pavelchik, Villa Park Chief of Police
  • 11:30  Renee Reynolds, Principal, Jackson Middle School
  • 12:00 Ingrid Durham, President, Friends of the Library
  • 12:30 Mary VanDeVelde, WGN Radio
  •  1:00 Dan Krause, Principal,  Willowbrook High School
  •  1:30 Dr. John Correll, Superintendent, School District #48
  •  2:00 Richard Keehner, Village Manager
  •  2:30 Jean Jansen, Library Youth Services Manager
  •  3:00 Michele Cummins, Principal, Ardmore School
  •  3:30 Ronald J. Rakosnik, Chief of Villa Park Fire Department
  •  4:00 Bob Wagner, Trustee, Village of Villa Park
  •  4:30 Michelle LaRussoSecretary, Friends of the Library
  •  5:00 Hosanna Korynecky, Village Clerk
  •  5:30 Mona PolanekLibrary Youth Services Assistant
  •  6:00 Mary Kay Schultz, Community Member & Patron of Library
  •  6:30 Anthony Palmisano, Superintendent, School District #45
  •  7:00 Raul Gaston, Principal, Jefferson Middle School
  •  7:30 Dianne Luebker, Vice President, Friends of the Library
  •  8:00 Sandra Hill, Library Director & Pat Hubbard, President, Library Board
  •  8:30 Rae Rupp-Srch, Former Village President
Stop by the Library today and let us be part of your story. There's nothing Cooler than your Villa Park Library!

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About the Organization

Friends of the Villa Park Library

Members of the Friends of the Villa Park Library act as advocates for the library; sponsoring programs and fundraising events, promoting the Library within the community, and helping to improve the Library facilities and services beyond the library budget. Friends are volunteers from all walks of life who share a common interest in the Library and come together to generate ideas and visions for future growth.