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The Alpine County Library System at a glance


Main LibraryBear Valley LibraryBookmobile   County Archives           Main Library                       Bear Valley Branch         Bookmobile                  County Archives         

Integral Library Organizations

The Friends of the Library .  The main goal of the Friends is to enhance standard library operations by funding a wide variety of special programs, projects, and events. Money is raised by donations, fundraisers such as selling Death Ride coffee mugs, and through membership.

The Historical Records Commission   As a member of this Commission the County Librarian helps identify, preserve, and ensure the integrity of relevant historical records.

The Library Commission. Main duties of the Commission are to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to the operations of the County Library System. They meet monthly to discuss policies, future goals, and other library business.

The Alphabet Soup
Everyone needs a little soup to stay healthly!  The Alpine County Library benefits from the following

  • NLS.  The Alpine County Library is a member of the NorthNet Library System. Membership in this consortium gives our library patrons free access to databases such as Library To Go, Chilton's Online and Gale Reference. NorthNet also administers the Book Club in a Box and InterLibrary Loan programs. 
  • CLA.   Membership in CLA (California Library Association) is madated for all CA County Librarians.  This provides robust networking resources and positions libraries for a viariety of educational and grant opportunities.
  • CSL.  California State Library is an abundant  resource for all CA Libraries and residents.  For example, the BTBL (Braille and Talking Book Library) is a free service for visually impaired residents and is fully funded by the State Library.  Likewise, the State Library offers several grant opportunties such as the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) Pitch an Idea Grant, for which Alpine was recently awareded $18,500 to create a digital learning center in the Markleeville Library.

 
Please explore our pages for more information on Library services and programs. 



Rita Lovell
 
County Librarian
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Markleeville--Main Library & Archives
P.O. Box 187
270 Laramie St.
Markleeville, CA 96120
Ph: 530-694-2120
Fx: 530-694-2408

Lisa Gavon 
Library Assistant
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Nancy Thornburg
Archives Assistant
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Bear Valley Branch Library
P.O. Box 5237
367 Creekside Drive
Bear Valley, CA 95223
Ph: 209-753-6219
Fx: 209-753-2219

Thea Schoettgen 
Library Assistant
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