CA

Swedish Book Kiosk Travels to Rural California

As reported by Loren MccRory, Yuba County Library Director
Location: 
Marysville, CA
Librarian: 
Loren MccRory

Finally it looks as if we have a working book dispenser. For months we have been running back and forth to “the machine” — every day, or every other day, or sometimes more than once a day — to troubleshoot technical problems. Our patrons in Wheatland have more or less given up on the thing and we are now starting from scratch in terms of generating public interest. But hey, that's why they call it beta testing.

Libraries and IT: A Win-Win Situation

How one librarian turned a county IT department into a shared asset
Location: 
Marysville, CA
Librarian: 
Loren MccRory

The Yuba County Library, located on the banks where the Feather River forks, is the county’s sole branch, serving a population of 70,000 people spread over 600 square miles. Over the past few years, Yuba County has been among the fastest-growing counties in California, making the need for modern library services even more urgent.