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Librarian Report: September, 2018

Update on Angels Camp Branch:

Friends of Angels Camp library are exploring all possibilities for branch improvements. The branch will likely need to close for a period of time while work is done, which will involve removing paneling, painting, taking out partitions, installing carpet, etc...

Update on Services:

  • CENIC Broadband - circuits should be installed for high-speed wifi at Angels Camp library on September 26th.
  • Large Print books - we now have a subscription for three genres (Fiction, Mystery, and Westerns) through a vendor that produces high-quality, low-cost books.
  • We have subscriptions to four apps (similar to our digital magazines app) that give patrons access to travel information and maps.
  • Rural California libraries were offered a grant from the State Library for DVDs, and our application was successful. We will be purchasing new DVD selections through Midwest Tape.

Update on Staffing:​​

  • Joan Jessup, branch assistant at West Point, is retiring. Interviews will be conducted, soon, and the branch will continue to be open Wednesdays from 2-5pm.

STEAM Programs:

Visual Reality programs are now offered on Tuesdays from 10am - 12pm, and from 3-5pm; and on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm. Programs may include: Journey to Mars; Deep Blue; Art; Everest; Flying Lessons.


STEAM Pioneers, for kids ages 6 to 12, is offered on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:45am, and on Thursdays from 3-5pm. Programs will also be offered for the next four weeks at Copperopolis Library, Wednesdays from 4-6pm.


First 5 STEAM kits are being introduced to a Head Start group and other library branch Storytimes with regular monthly visits.

Your Librarian, Nancy Giddens