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County Library Hosts All-Kids Craft Fair
Voters of Stanislaus County overwhelmingly supported Measure S last week to fund library services, such as here at the Ceres Library. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/ Courier file photo

Young crafters from throughout the county are being given the opportunity to showcase their handcrafted items.

The Stanislaus County Library will host its annual All-Kids Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Modesto Library. The fair features crafters ages 7 to 14 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. All items are priced at $5 or less.

“We’re always excited with the response we get from our creative young crafters, with last year’s participants numbering around 170 kids,” said Christin Hutsell, children’s librarian at the Modesto Library. “These tiny business-people get so excited to show off what they can do and we at the library are thrilled to host them and showcase their work.”

The All-Kids 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. Free parking is available in the parking lot behind the library and on surrounding streets. For more information about the All-Kids Craft Fair, contact the library’s Children’s and Teen Services Department at 209-558-7810.

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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 – including Riverbank and Oakdale – the Library offers free access to a diverse collection of 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