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In 1968, Turlock was blessed with a new library. It serviced Turlock and Stanislaus County. Turlock’s population was 30,000 while Stanislaus County was home to 190,000. In 2019, Turlock has a population of 72,000 while Stanislaus County has mushroomed to over 550,000.  Fifty-one years later our library is still the same size.

With more than 25 years of support from the Friends of the Turlock Public Library the “Impossible Dream” of building a new library or remodeling the current structure slowly has awakened into a reality.

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has set aside funding, primary plans have been drawn up and the Dream is beginning to shape up. And yet, many citizens are not aware that this much needed expansion has been approved and about to take place.

This is your library. You may have a question to ask or an idea to share. Visit a Friends Board meeting. Meetings are open to public and are held the first Wednesday of each month 6:30 P.M. at the Turlock Library.

Brooks Judd/Friends of the Turlock Public Library/Advocacy