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Scholastic Book Fair at the Modesto Library

Scholastic Book Fair at the Modesto Library

It’s that time of year again! The Scholastic Book Fair has returned to the Modesto Library just in time for your holiday shopping. The Friends of the Modesto Library will be holding the fair in the Modesto Library Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog will also be making a special appearance on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase lots of brand new books and visit with Clifford.

Make A Difference Day at the Stanislaus County Library

Make A Difference Day at the Stanislaus County Library

Help make a difference by volunteering at your local library on Saturday, October 27! As part of News 10’s Make A Difference Day, the Stanislaus County Library is urging members of the community to get involved at any Stanislaus County Library branch by painting, cleaning shelves, and donating LEGOs for children’s programs or funds for eBooks.

The library is especially in need of community members to help paint the exterior of the Waterford Library! Please bring your brushes and help us paint the Waterford Library from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. All ages are welcome to volunteer, with children under 14 requiring adult supervision. Volunteering at the library is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with your family while also giving back to your community!

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

And the "Kids Reading to Pets" Sweepstakes Contest Winner is...

Last month News10 My Neighborhood gave a shout out to our communities and ask you to send us a picture of a child reading to a pet. The pictures were then put into our photo gallery article and the names were submitted into our random drawing, where the winner was to receive a prize.

PHOTOS: Kids Reading to Pets

This contest was part of News10's Reading Connects campaign, which is our effort at improving the literacy rate in our area.

Research has shown that children's reading skills improve when they read to their pets, hence the inspiration for this contest.

The winner of our "Kids Reading to Pets" sweepstakes contest random drawing was Jill, who submitted a picture of her son, Devin, reading to his dog, Jake.

Devin was around a year old when the

2012 Poets' Corner Contest Winners Announced

2012 Poets' Corner Contest Winners Announced

Modesto, CA - Winners have been announced for the 31th annual Poets' Corner Contest sponsored by the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and the Modesto's Poets' Corner Committee, a sub-committee of the Culture Commission.

Judges selected 50 winning poems and 15 Honorable Mentions from 254 entries.  Winners ranged in age from a third-grade to senior citizens.
 
The winning poems will be read at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the McHenry Museum, 14th and I Streets, Modesto with a reception to follow.  Each winner will receive a copy of the Modesto Poets' Corner Celebration Program of Contest Winning Poems. The public is invited.

This year's special category was entitled “Centennials,” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the McHenry Museum (established as a library in 1912), the Modesto Arch (dedicated on March 9, 1912, or other centennial celebrations.