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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...

Friends of the Calaveras County Library

Your Librarian, Nancy Giddens

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.

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.