Libraries and books have always played an important role in Jonaca’s life, starting with her grade school library, where she had read most of the fiction books by the time she graduated. After 35 wonderful years of teaching German at Beyer High School, Jonaca retired. She soon became involved with FOML as a volunteer and treasurer. That was almost 10 years ago! For the past year-and-a-half she has also volunteered with the Modesto Library Outreach Teen Book Club at juvenile hall; an experience she finds very worthwhile and enjoyable.