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Olga Cardenas

Local Librarian Wins National Award

Olga Cardenas, youth services outreach librarian at the Stanislaus County Library in Modesto, is one of 10 librarians recognized nationally as winners of the I Love My Librarian Award sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the New York Library and the New York Times. She received the award in New York on Thursday, December 1, 2016. 

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/news/article118721163.html#storylink=cpy

The Modesto Friends of the Library was presented an award by Stanislaus Reads for sponsorship of children, and participation in, the Imagination Library.   

School readiness starts from the 1st day of life. We know this, yet 61% of Stanislaus County homes with young children do not have any books. Imagination Library, a vital component of Stanislaus Reads, addresses this lack. Every month, a carefully selected book is sent to each registered child. Studies show children growing up in homes with many books get 3 years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parent’s education or occupation.

Dolly Parton began the Imagination Library in 1995 because she saw the need for books in the homes of young children. She has worked to fill this need to the tune of sending 67 million books to 1400 affiliates.

Financing comes from the participating communities; the amount estimated is $150 to sponsor a child from birth to age 5. To date, Stanislaus County has $60,000 in donations from involved community groups and individuals, funding for 850 children.

What is eScrip? eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to school or youth based groups. Parents, teachers, friends and families are encouraged to register their grocery club cards, and existing credit/debit cards as supporters. A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to Friends of the Modesto Library. 

Participating merchants contribute each time your families make a purchase using their registered cards. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts. 

Use your credit card to donate to the Friends via Paypal. We'll channel your money into areas of need and support for the library.  
Memorial donations may also be made via Paypal.

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