For the third consecutive year, the Oakhurst Branch Library is the recipient of a Golden 1 Credit Union educational grant. This year, the amount awarded was $4,806, which will be used to help with the cost of the 2016 Library Summer Reading Program, as well as to purchase children’s books, children’s audio books, and teen fiction books.
Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library President Candace Flamang appreciated the library being recognized for the hard work and many donated volunteer hours. Library volunteers currently put in about 1,400 hours yearly.
“We are very thankful for this grant,” Dale Rushing, library branch manager added. “Due to budget constraints, few books can be purchased by the Madera County Library System. This grant is a valuable asset for our library, and for our children.”
On behalf of Golden 1, branch manager Miguel Friaz expressed his excitement over being able to help the community’s children.
In past years, the library has used Golden 1 grant funding to purchase computers for the children’s room.
“We appreciate that Golden 1 supports the ongoing need to keep our children and young people interested in reading and learning for future success in school and beyond,” Rushing explained.
The grant was written by Rushing, and Rhonda Plume and Kent Foster, both FOBL board members.