2019 “Party at the Library” is set for August 16. See our events page for details.
Celebrating volunteers: Shining Star Awards 2019
Three local authors shared their experiences with an enthusiastic audience. The annual fundraising dinner supports the work of the Library Foundation
Three local authors were guests and featured speakers at the Stanislaus Library Foundation’s annual Authors Garden Gala fundraising event on Saturday, Sept. 22. All proceeds benefitted children’s programs at the library’s 13 branches countywide, including the Summer Reading program, which serves more than 10,000 school-age children each year.
Jeff Jardine (“Home to the Brave: Remembrances of War Brought Home to One Small Dot on a Map”), Ken White (“Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto”) and Paula Treick DeBoard, author of four books including “Here We Lie” (2018) discussed the writing process and ways living in The Central Valley have influenced their work.
“The Gala is the Foundation’s primary annual fundraiser,” said Board Co-Chair Pat Portwood. “Guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal and heard three very accomplished and well-known local authors while they enjoyed an elegant evening in a lovely, intimate garden setting.”
The evening included a live auction for a dozen high-value items; 100% of the proceeds went directly to the library for various children’s and enrichment programs.
August, 2018: Party at the Library: Thanking the many supporters of the Library…See PICTURES!
April, 2018: See pictures of our recently recognized 2018 Shining Star Volunteers: CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATE: Author’s Gala: Saturday, September 22nd
June, 2018: Thank You for voting YES on Measure S, continuing the the 1/8 cent sales tax in support of your libraries!
Stanislaus County Measure S
(WITH 346 OF 346 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,259
No. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,318
Total . . . . . . . . . 33,577
Our Thanks to the Bright Foundation & to Wells Fargo for their continued support