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. 50 additional Lending Libraries were built in partnership by Livingston High students in Mr. Zamudio’s 2019-2020 woodshop class.
Lending Libraries have been placed at Merced County migrant camps, area schools, and at homes. Check out the locations on a opens in a new window map.
The Merced County Education Foundation is always accepting donations for the Lending Library. Please visit the opens in a new windowFoundation 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 it would be placed. A release of liability for receiving the donated Lending Library will need to be on file and are only available for self installation. A team member will then be in contact with more information.
Lending Library Contact Form