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Sontag to take charge of Ceres library
Carol Blomquist has left the Ceres Library for the Salida Library. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/Courier file photo

Brian Sontag will become the librarian at the Ceres Library branch as of Nov. 10.

Sontag, who is currently the Oakdale librarian, will take over when Carol Blomquist leaves for the Salida branch.

Blomquist said the Stanislaus County Library system is undergoing a reorganization with the Ceres branch no longer having the regional library status. Thus, Michelle Coxford, the Ceres children's regional librarian will transfer to Turlock as Blomquist transfers to Salida.

"I am coming from the Oakdale branch so this is not my first rodeo," said Sontag. "I do have a few years of experience here."

Blomquist gave a rundown of the November library activities.

In preparation for Thanksgiving, children are invited to come by and make a craft featuring a collage on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Lego Days will be held at the Ceres Library on Thursdays, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Preschool Story Times are at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 18 and 25.

A Thanksgiving Scarecrow Craft for adults will be offered at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12. Children are welcome but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which is designed for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children, has eight children who have completed the program with 29 children involved at various levels.