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The Alpine County Library System at a glance

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 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 annual membership drives.

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

The Library Commission. While this group is actively involved in advocacy, the main task of the Commission is to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to the County Library System. They meet monthly (usually with the County Librarian in attendance) to discuss future goals, policies, and other library business.

The Alphabet Soup
Everyone needs a little soup to stay healthy!  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 Loans. 
  • CLA.   Membership in CLA (California Library Association) is mandated for all CA County Librarians.  This provides robust networking resources and positions libraries for a variety 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 opportunities such as the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) Pitch an Idea Grant, for which Alpine was recently awarded $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/Archivist

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

Library Assistant II

Joy Camp
Assistant Archivist

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 III