LIBRARY

Reader Input: Cutting libraries in better times

At this point in the economic recovery, why has Placer County (the Board of Supervisors) decided to reduce library hours? I thought things were getting better. I’d love to ...

Reader Input: Imperative that we save libraries

Front-page news in the Auburn Journal, Jan. 15 edition,  showcases closure of our Meadow Vista library (“Meadow Vista library targeted for closure”). This closure ...

Reader Input: Of libraries and police parking

Well, bad news for all (those who visit the) library. It closes its doors on Mondays to see if it would be a great idea to do it all the time. I say it would not be a good idea b ...

Reader Input: Archives seeks information on DeWitt

Since retiring from the staff of the Auburn Library at the end of December 2013 after many years of service, I have become a volunteer at the Placer County Archives, which is part ...

Rail history quirks and foibles aired in Auburn

Auburn’s connections to some big moments in history got their due Friday in a dual presentation revolving around building of the Central Pacific Railroad through Placer Count ...

New Placer County library strategy includes growing shift to digital formats

  Making hours more convenient for working people and staying on top of rapid-fire changes in technology to better serve library patrons more apt to fire up a Kindle than cra ...

Auburn looks for ways to cool the sizzle

  Auburn is trying to stay cool in a triple-digit heat wave that is now predicted to stay sizzling through the Fourth of July. The National Weather Service is forecasti ...

Reader input: Many ways to support library

Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, by using — and helping — your public library. Get a library card and enjoy its privileges — check out movies, books, ...

Placer County’s $730-million spending plan closer to reality

AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to adopting a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The Board of Supervisors also made one of its smaller expenditur ...