Each year the Arcola Co-op holds an Equity Day barbecue with the proceeds going towards a local organization.
This year the barbecue was held on June 22 with the proceeds going to the Arcola Library. It was also the day a person could pick up their equity cheque.
Matthew Almey, manager of the Arcola Co-op said, they know the importance of keeping vital services within the community.
“Programs that are held at the library have a positive impact on our youth,” said Almey. “But sometimes it is difficult to raise funds for facility improvements.”
Almey said they had a fantastic turnout that exceeded their expectations.
He is grateful and proud of the amazing member owners that showed up in such great numbers to support the library.
The Arcola Co-op was able to donate $2852 to the library. These funds will help with the new flooring project.
The library offers many summer programs, one of them being the summer reading club geared towards many age groups. This activity will run in July and August. The more a person reads, the more prizes they win.
They also have a senior’s afternoon on Tuesdays, Glow mini golf, marble run races, Storytime and activities.