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Every Hero Has a Story
Summer Reading Challenge 2015

May 19 - August 4
Fun for the whole family
(grown-ups too!)
Ask your librarian for a log to get started.
Read all summer long to earn cool prizes or be entered into drawings.

More information

Local Hero

The Stanislaus County Library would like to give you the opportunity to celebrate the people who have made a difference in your community. Each week during our Summer Reading Challenge, May 19 - August 4, 2015, we will highlight a different local hero on the library website. If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out the form here.

Sign-up for our Annual
All Teens Craft Fair
May 2 - May 30, 2015

Crafters ages 13 - 18 are invited to participate.
You must sign up between May 2 and May 30, 2015.
Applications are available at the Modesto Library Children’s desk,
at your local library, and here.

Rules and Information
Entry Form

The All Teens Craft Fair will be held Saturday, June 20 -- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the Modesto Library Portico.

Coming Soon: Updated Ceres Library

The Ceres Library is getting a fresh new look and improved services. The redesigned interior will feature:

  • A fully renovated children’s area
  • More public computers
  • Faster Wi-Fi and more seating for Wi-Fi users
  • Fax and scanning services
  • Updates to paint, carpet and fixtures throughout the library
  • More comfortable seating

The Ceres Library will be closed
for renovation beginning March 14.

During the Closure:

  • The Ceres Library Book Return will remain open
  • Customers may place holds and select any of the other 12 libraries in Stanislaus County for pick-up.
  • Libraries in Modesto, Hughson and Keyes are within 5 miles

We anticipate reopening early June

In partnership with DrivingTests.org, the library now provides 24/7 online access to the California Driver Manuals for vehicle, motorcycle, and commercial driving, plus practice tests.  

Driver Ed button link


The "Read Aloud" toolbar (located at the end of each page) provides tools that will allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, and magnify text. 

War Ink logoTake a few minutes to view this inspiring project. War Ink emerged out of a need to recognize veterans' service and sacrifices and to bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities. This is both exhibit and forum, using tattoos as a springboard for California veterans to share their stories. Stark, beautiful, disturbing, and often darkly humorous, these tattoos are visual expression of memories and emotions that can be difficult to discuss openly.


PassportNeed a passport? Passport applications are accepted at the Modesto Library on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Processing time for passport applications is 4-6 weeks for routine service and within 3 weeks door-to-door for expedited service. 
• Customers planning to travel within two weeks or requiring passports to obtain foreign visas should make an appointment at the nearest passport agency.

More information available here.


The California Report Card

Here's your opportunity to grade California on various issues facing our state. Anyone can participate by taking a few minutes to assign grades to the state of California on timely issues including healthcare, education, and immigrant rights. Participants are then invited to enter an online "Cafe" to propose issues for future versions of the platform. 

The California Report Card works on all screens and is designed for mobile phones held vertically. To participate, please visit California Report Card

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Read Stanislaus County's first Community Novel.

Available here

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Affordable Care Act Information

Want to learn more about the Affordable Care Act?
Here are some useful resources:

Covered California
InfoPeople Affordable Care Act Resources

Toll free help line:
800-300-1506 (English)
800-300-0213 (Spanish)
Help is also available in 200 other languages

Send library website questions or comments to Library Webmaster.
Revised: May 20, 2015


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