The Merced County Office of Education Lending Library program aims to provide students localized access to reading materials in regions where children aren’t able to easily access books. These MCOE Lending Libraries will give students and adults the opportunity to check out a book from reading levels ranging from preschool to adult. When they are finished with one book, they can exchange it for another.
Take a book
Read a book
Leave a book
What It Is About
The first phase of the Lending Libraries were built by Merced County Valley Community School students in Steve Macha’s woodshop class. Adult students in the Merced County Office of Education Regional Occupational Program are now assisting with the construction of the Lending Libraries while in the Adult ROP Construction Technology class. Livingston High school Students in Mr. Zamora’s class have also partnered in building 50 Lending Libraries.
Lending Libraries have been placed at Merced County migrant camps, area schools, and at homes. Check out the locations on a map.
The Merced County Education Foundation is always accepting donations for the Lending Library. Please visit the Foundation page for more information.
Interested in having a Lending Library?
Please fill out a contact form at the bottom of this page and include the address of where you would like to have it placed. We will need consent from the property owner, as well as clearance from PG&E to dig the hole for the post. A team member will be in contact shortly once a form is submitted to schedule the installation. There is no cost for this community project, and a box of books will be provided to get started.