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Lassen County Times/Westwood PinePress Tuesday, May 1,2007 1B Pets of the week Sa ewoy :! i: ma,:,ger: ris Svends n pours Colby Smith a glass of wine during the Lassei~klbrary District's wine and cheese tasting and silent auction on Saturday, April 19. :Photo by Ruth Ellis : } Roop Street Strings members Carol Fontana, first violin, left, Sue Bateson, second violin, Mike Bingham, viola, Doris Motta, cello, and Dr. Owen Bateson, cello, add a musical touch to the Wine and Cheese Tasting and Silent Auction fund-raiser held~ the library on Saturday, April 21. Photo submitted by Lassen Library By Jeff Hawkins Lassen Library Administrative A~sistant 5assen Library enters the month of May flush from the success of its National Library Week celebrations in April. In addition to increas- ing the visibility of the library in the community, scheduled events recognized past and current volunteers, encouraged reading to the community's young people and raised funds for library projects. A book sale, cookie sale and an evening fund-raiser netted more than $3,000 for the library and patrons paying late fees with non-perishable food and cash enabled the library to donate more than $200 in food and cash to Crossroads Ministries. The Lassen County Board of Supervisors showed a high level of generosity with the five supervisors giving the library a tot of $2,600 from -:funds, which the library pledges will be used to extend library ser- 'vices to the more remote areas of the county. The library is extremely grateful to the community for its support and particularly to the businesses and individ- uals, identified in an ad else- where in today's paper, who made the National Library Week events the success they were: Long Range Planning The library will be complet- ing by June the development of a long range plan it started drafting last May and seeks the public's input during the next two months. Starting with a vision of what the library would be like and the services it could-offer over next five to 10 years, the long range plan wUl guide the library's staff in developing programs,' initiatives, pro- jects and budgets to achieve that vision. All library patrons and county residents are encouraged to forward any input they may have to the library staff for consider- ation for inclusion in the plan. Volunteers The recognition luncheon held in honor of the library's past and present volunteers brought home to us all how important volunteers are to the library. Volunteers per-. form a variety of tasks at the library which both comple- ment and supplement those performed by the library's staff. Volunteers help keep our book shelves neat and orderly, help process books to be weeded from the collec- tion, help with the prepara- tion for display of newmate- rials and maintain our small flower gardens. Volunteers, have conducted reading ses- sions and performed tutor- ing. Our volunteers are small in number but mighty in impact, The library can always use more volunteers and could provide additional programs and events for the benefit of the community, Please consider volunteering for the library. Even a few hours of your time would make a big difference. New books checkouL During March and April The library also received the library purchased 71 new books on April 19, four in books for our young adult Spanish, and a CD containing patrons and 72 books for our, large print versions of four of adult patrons. A selected sam: the books from the National piing of the books is on a dis- Endowment for the play table in: the library and Humanities We the People they are all now available for bookshelf grant. This 2007 RENEGADE 400 800 XT * 4x4 Liquid Cooled * Winch * lid Tires * FREE RAMPS Zero Down No Payments No Interest 180 Days round of the grant is entitled Yet to come is apurchase of "The Pursuit of Happiness" children's books to roundout and the selected books are the library's acquisitions for intended to inspire discus- the fiscal year. sion about this "inalienable Visit the library's Web site right," and how Americans at lassenlibrary.0rg to view across time and place have lists of the newly available understood and strived to book titles available and use pursue happiness, our Web site as a starting & LOADERS From $12,500,Zero Down & 0% Interest for 36 Months . ; : . , -Best Prices Best Free Delivery 7.9% 4x4 Fuel Injected . point for all of your informa, tion research needs. Let us know what we can add to the. content of the Web site to make it more useful to you. See Library week, Page 3B .olin Bed On Back Model " 650cc 4x4 4120 w/Loader ,43HP i: BACKHOE ! 0% Down 180Days NoPayments No Interest Implement of Your w/Tractor Purchase