Community supporters are invited to an early morning celebration today of the reopening of Galt Joint Union Elementary School District’s previously shuttered school libraries.
A committee composed of parents, teachers, district, board and community members joined together to raise funds to reopen the libraries. The district agreed to operate the libraries and fund library technicians in six-week increments at a cost of $16,000 as the community group worked to reach the entire school year’s library funding goal of $106,000.
To date, more than $27,000 has been raised, allowing all six school libraries to remain open through winter break.
The grand reopening will be held at 8:10 a.m. today at Marengo Ranch Elementary School, 1000 Elk Hills Drive, Galt. The ribbon-cutting will include the first students re-entering the library.