Community members sold cookies, held a spaghetti feed and donated household items for a giant rummage sale to help raise the money to reopen all six libraries in the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District.
The libraries were closed at the end of last school year to help address a $4 million budget shortfall.
The town's residents raised over $27,000 so far - enough to keep the libraries open until the Christmas break, said Superintendent Karen Schauer.
"This has really captured the hearts of the people here in our community," said Leesa Klotz, chairperson of the community committee that formed shortly after the meeting to raise money for the libraries.
The committee will continue to work to raise the $50,000 needed to keep the libraries open through the school year.
The school district will celebrate the re-opening of its libraries at a ceremony at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Marengo Ranch Elementary, 1000 Elk Hills Drive in Galt.
For more information about fundraising efforts, email email@example.com or go to the Save Galt Elementary Libraries page on Facebook.
Read more about how the people of Galt saved their libraries in Saturday's Bee.