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Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now

Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

Placer delays vote on Meadow Vista, Loomis library closings

The vote to shut them down them may still come, but Placer County is taking some more time on the possible closure of Meadow Vista and Loomis libraries in the face of budget concer ...

Reader input: Meadow Vista Library gets rent-reduction offer

An article appeared in the Auburn Journal by Gus Thomson, after an interview with Mary George of Library Services (Meadow Vista Library targeted for closure, Journal, Jan. 15).&nbs ...

Meadow Vista library targeted for closure

Could Placer County be closing the book on its Meadow Vista library location after 14 years? According to the county’s library chief, a recommendation to do just that c ...

Auburn, Rocklin libraries to close Mondays

Auburn and Rocklin libraries will be behind closed doors on Mondays starting Jan. 26 as the Placer County library system takes what its chief librarian says are temporary steps to ...

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 ...

Reader Input: ‘Casablanca’ wows ’em

As Paul Cambra and the Journal generously made clear on Friday, Nov. 3 ("Play It Again, Susan), Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presented its 200th movie on Saturday, Nov. ...

Play it again, Susan

See if you can figure out what movie I’m taking about. Iconic American actor plays a casino owner in World War II-era Morocco, when a former lover and her Czech resistance ...

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 ...

Warning follows Auburn Library child-porn viewing

  AUBURN CA - A visit to the Auburn Library turned disturbing when an Auburn woman viewed a computer screen being used by another library patron and saw what appeared to be c ...

Moves afoot to help rural Placer areas gain faster Internet

AUBURN CA - A partnership of regional stakeholders is working together in Placer and nearby counties to improve Internet availability. The Gold Country Broadband Consortium has be ...

Placer library checking out new ways to balance books

AUBURN CA - More self-check-out machines, greater reliance on volunteers and a closer look at potential grants are some of the ways Placer County library is attempting to trim an e ...

Placer County library balances overdue book fines, reader encouragement

AUBURN CA - Make no mistake about it. If you run up a big bill in overdue and unreturned books, Placer County will go after you. When the amount reaches more than $50 and remains ...

Top Placer County probation, library jobs filled

Placer County is filling two key management posts from within its own ranks. Mary George, who started with Placer County as a library clerk 19 years ago, has been promoted from as ...