Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
Modesto Library Calendar
Friends of the Modesto Library
Annual General Membership Meeting, March 4, 2020
to see a slideshow of the Friends’ accomplishments this past year.
All Things Jane, Jan. 3, 2020
Friends members Anne Britton, Christine Brereton, and Judy Pierce helped at the event.
Fans of author Jane Austen gathered for an evening program. Participants discussed Austen’s work and were treated to a preview of “Mansfield Park,” an Opera Modesto Story Into Song production coming in January 2020.
Harry Potter Yule Ball, Dec. 14, 2019
Transformed for the evening. . .
. . . the library was well-protected.
Here students practiced charms.
And here they made sweets.
Potions were concocted in this area.
All attendees were sorted into houses.
Hogwarts headmistress Amber O’Brien-VerHulst
One of many costumed families
Eager Harry Potter fans hurry to hear the headmistress’s welcome.
Gryffindor students look happy to attend.
Friends Beverly Schlegel and Pat Glattke dressed as Hogwarts professors.
Professor Hagrid arrives.
Families wait patiently to participate in one of the many stations throughout the building.
Families, many in costume, flocked to the 2019 Harry Potter Yule Ball. This popular annual event is organized by the staff of the Children’s Library and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Modesto Library.
Read-to-a-Dog Afternoon, Oct. 2019
Relaxing with Abby and a good book.
Abby was tired after hearing lots of stories.
Mariah and Mom enjoy reading to Carson.
Sophia pets Carson as brother Isaac reads.
Meyer and Ruthie Roseman read to Carson, a whippet.
Children color as they wait to read to a therapy dog.
Erynn Lucas and her therapy dog, Carson, with Sophia. These dogs are certified with Therapy Dogs Alliance.
A young reader has a rapt audience, including Abby, a yellow lab.
Read-to-a-dog events occur throughout the year.
Summer Reading Challenge Movie, July 2019
Friends president Denise Nordell was happy to see so many kids attending.
Some of our happy readers.
Brian Lillie and Michele Machado, from the children’s library, greeted moviegoers.
Anne Britton and Pat Glattke staffed the Friends table.
Not only was the movie free, but so were refreshments, thanks to a generous donation from Alfred Matthews.
Magic Reading Carpet, June and July 2019
Olga Cardenas, a Friend of the Modesto Library and the creator of a new summer literacy program, stands beside a banner used to attract children at the El Rematito Flea Market in June and July of 2019.
Friend Gin Miller helps a young girl select a book to take home.
Friend Sue Conner reads with a young girl.
Olga Castañeda reads to two children.
All Teens Craft Fair, June 2019
Friend Jean Haven and librarian Elisa McDaniel greet customers attending the All Teen Craft Fair.
Scholastic Discount Book Sale, May 2019
Anne Britton recommends two of many excellent children’s books available from Scholastic.
El día de los niños/El día de los libros, April 2019
Anne Britton distributes books during Modesto Library’s Día festivities.
One of 340 children who took home a book on Día.
Isa Wiechmann is ready to talk to people about the Friends of the Modesto Library
Scholastic Book Fair, Nov. 2018
The fair is set up and ready to open.
Shoppers have arrived.
Volunteers sell books while Clifford sits for photos.
Clifford Visits Book Fair, Nov. 2018
Sue Conner spends a moment with Clifford.
Friend and dog lover Jenlane Matt shares a book about dogs with Clifford.
Friends Anna Seidel and Marilyn Drew wave with Clifford.
Halloween Story Time, Oct. 2018
These Friends volunteers organized a parade for the children following story time.
170 kids and their families listened to Wicked Witch Christin Hutsell and Elisa McDaniel, as Snow White, tell stories.
All Kids Craft Fair, Oct. 2018
William Lewis made garden ladybug rocks.
Used Book Sale, May 2018
Teen volunteers check in with coordinator Pat Glattke.
Friends member Ellen Dambrosio sets out fiction books before the sale opens.
These empty boxes contained thousands of donated books which generated a profit of over $4000.
Shoppers line up waiting for the sale to begin.
Shoppers continue arriving throughout the day.
Anne Britton and Mike Leamy are ready to share information about the Friends.
One of many happy shoppers!
Both sides of the north portico are lined with thousands of books for sale. Note our new sponsor Alfred Matthews.
2018 Shining Star Awards, April 2018
Denise Nordell, left, received the Joan Patterson Stellar Achievement Award for her ongoing commitment of service to Stanislaus County Libraries. Pat Glatkke, right, received a Shining Star Award for her contributions to Friends of the Modesto Library.
Used Book Sale, May 2017
Maree Hawkins, Cathie Peck, and Pat Glatkke sorted thousands of donated books by genre in the months before the 2017 sale.
Pat Glatkke marks boxes of sorted books in the warehouse.
Carmen Pedrioli and Jean Haven set out mystery books before the sale opened at 8:00 am.