The generosity and commitment of our community was once again demonstrated on Sept. 22 when library supporters turned out for the Stanislaus Library Foundation’s Author’s Garden Gala at the Modesto home of Ginger and Kent Johnson. Tens of thousands of dollars were raised for children’s programs including Summer Reading, which keeps kids reading throughout the summer months. Local author Paula Treick DeBoard reminded us of how reading and libraries can have a remarkable impact on people’s lives. County residents can feel good about the fact the few pennies per day they pay through the library tax is well spent. The Foundation is grateful to all who attended and to our generous sponsors who made the event possible.
Pat Portwood, Turlock