El Dorado County : New library program helps determined students succeed

From Village Life

” During her senior year of high school Skyler Ousley lost her drive and dropped out.“After I left Ponderosa High I regretted not having the motivation to work through it and make a better life for myself,” she said.She looked into several alternatives to high school, but had trouble with scheduling and other issues. Then her father told her about the Cameron Park Library’s new online high school diploma program. She completed the self-assessment and interview and was accepted as the program’s first student.”

http://www.villagelife.com/feature-photos/new-library-program-helps-determined-students-succeed/

El Dorado Hills Library going high-tech thanks to donation

From Village Life

” The Serrano Men’s Book Club donated $7,950 to the El Dorado Hills Library last Thursday, enough for librarian Carolyn Brooks to purchase a 3D printer system.”

http://www.villagelife.com/news/edh-library-going-high-tech-thanks-to-donation/

El Dorado County: Libraries reach out to rural day care homes to help improve quality

from EdSource

“Children typically come to the library to be read to, but Christina Roseli of the Placerville Library in California’s Gold Country is reversing that dynamic.”

Libraries reach out to rural day care homes to help improve quality

South Lake Tahoe: Library struggles with slow Internet

from the Tahoe Daily Tribune

“The El Dorado County Library, South Lake Tahoe Branch is an island, sitting separate from any other building and cutoff from modern communication technologies. As a county property, it’s separate from a city system that is making efforts to keep up with technological demands. A hub for many who would otherwise find it hard to access the Internet, the library faces challenges providing its patrons with Internet speeds that can meet modern demands.”

http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/14746645-113/library-struggles-with-slow-internet