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Craft Fair, TeenTober Hosted Through Stanislaus County Library
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After a two-year hiatus, the Stanislaus County Library’s Youth Craft Fair returns on Saturday, Oct. 8 on the portico of the Modesto Library, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fair features crafters ages 10 to 17, who will be on site to sell their handmade crafts. Shoppers are invited to come support the young crafters as they learn about advertising, customer service, handling money, and other aspects of running a small business.

Most items are priced at $10 or less.

“We have more than 100 creative young crafters making final preparations now,” said Christin Hutsell, children’s librarian at the Modesto Library. “We are so excited to host them and showcase their work.”

The Youth Craft Fair is sponsored by the Friends of the Modesto Library. The craft fair will be held outside on the Modesto Library portico, at 1500 I St., Modesto.

Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the library and on surrounding streets. For more information about the Youth Craft Fair, contact the library’s Children’s and Teen Services Department at 209-558-7810. Information about regularly occurring programs can be found at, under the “Events and Classes” tab.

Meanwhile, county library branches are celebrating TeenTober all month long, with special activities just for ages 12 to 18. A TeenTober reading challenge takes place now through Oct. 31. Teens can enter an anime bookmark design contest through Nov. 2, and an anime trivia contest will be offered at all libraries. Trivia contest participants will be entered into a free prize drawing.

To complete the TeenTober reading challenge, teens will read for 10 hours to earn virtual tickets for anime-inspired prize drawings. In addition, teens are encouraged to read something outside their normal reading habits. This might include new authors, new perspectives, or reading about different kinds of characters that are unfamiliar to the reader. To get started on the reading challenge, download the free Beanstack app or visit for details.

Teens are encouraged to follow the Stanislaus County Library on Instagram and Facebook for more ways to celebrate TeenTober.

The Stanislaus County Library engages all members of the community and offers access to information, knowledge, and the tools for innovation and personal development. With 13 locations throughout the county, the Library offers a diverse collection of free materials, computer access and Wi-Fi, Story Times, programming for all ages, and more. To learn more about the Library’s wide array of programs and services, visit