The Friends of the San Benito County Free Library thanks everyone who helped make our 35th anniversary potluck so successful.  We are grateful to all of our local schools for participating and supporting our local library.  Also, thanks to Susan Logue, Kathy Larabell, and Amy Holland for developing the art contest: “What is cool about our library…”.  

Thanks go out to Kathy Sheridan for her artistic talent as our excellent judge of the art submissions representing the Friends’ 35th anniversary. We want to thank Judi Johnson for her generosity with the beautiful cake and for being our photographer. Special thanks to our Librarian, Nora Conte and Carlos Munoz for their support.  

We’d like to recognize and thank Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz for presenting the proclamation from the Board of Supervisors  declaring October 18-23, 2015 as National Friends of the Library Week in San Benito County. We are grateful to Reed Sanders representing State Sen. Anthony Cannella, sponsor of the State Senate resolution, and Hollister City Councilman, Victor Gomez, representing the City Council.   Mary Lou Andrade, San Benito County treasurer, was acknowledged for her outstanding help in allowing us to include our membership insert in the property tax bill.  The support of our elected officials help represent the Friends, our actions and spirit in so many ways.

Congratulations to the winners of our art contest, each recipient received a gift card from Target and McDonalds who donated the prizes.  For your information our library’s children’s section has stations and programs appropriate for pre-school through high school, from games to practice tests, from Khan academy to research on internet programs.

Our contest winners were: 

  • Jayden Zarazua a Cerra Vista School first-grader, for an artistic depiction of how he likes the kids computers. 
  • Kiana Beals, a Cerra Vista first-grader,  for an artistic rendering of how she thinks the library will help make us “wise as owls.”
  •  Alexia Manzo from Sacred Heart Parish School, for artistic depiction of how big the library looks to a first-grader.  
  • Jacques Morin from Sacred Heart, who shared a picture of his favorite character with us.
  • Angelique Groff from San Benito High School, our first prize winner, with a slogan as well as her poster: “At the Library, you can be Anyone, Any Place, Any time”! 

Come on out to the library and have the experience of a life-time in books, media, computers, and friends.