Update on Staffing:

  • Rita Kindle has stepped in to fill the position left by Kate McClure - Welcome, Rita!

  • Ronnie Hawkins has started work with S.T.E.A.M. activities for older kids: he has gotten our 3D printers and Visual Reality systems working well, and is doing a lot of shopping for kits that will be part of a soon-to-be-established children's club.


  • Joan Jessup, branch assistant at West Point, is retiring. We are working with the West Point Friends group to determine the best days and hours to serve the community before beginning the recruitment process.

Summer Reading:

We are going strong with Reading Takes You Everywhere! Over 60 children enrolled through San Andreas library, and other branches are also doing well. Final numbers will be reported when the program concludes.

Your Librarian, Nancy Giddens

Librarian Report: August, 2018

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Update on Services:

  • CENIC Broadband - high speed wifi is now effective in Valley Springs, Arnold, and Murphys branches. Angels Camp branch is still in process.
  • 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 are planning to subscribe to four apps (similar to our digital magazines app) that will 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 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...