Thursday Oct 11 2018
Loomis Library extends hours
By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
feeling positive effects of tax measures F and G
The Loomis Library and Community Learning Center is extending its hours nearly a full day more, due to outpouring support and former tax measures passing.
The Loomis Town Council unanimously voted to put a ¼-cent tax measure on the November 2016 ballot. Measures F and G passed with overwhelming support to fund the project and save the library, according to Loomis town officials. The town took over operating the library, when the county closed it.
Two years later, the library now known as the Loomis Library and Community Learning Center is doing better than ever, according to its librarian and Loomis native Sarah Comstock.
“Starting next Tuesday, we will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in addition to our previous hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday,” Comstock said.
More good news for the Loomis Library is that an additional hire has been made.
“As a result of this change, we hired another part-time employee, Natalie Martinez,” Comstock said. Martinez expressed her excitement to be working at the Library. “I'm so thrilled to be a part of this great community. I'm very excited to be working here,” Martinez said.
In other news, the library received a $3,000 grant from the California State Library. Some of those funds were used to buy new audiobooks, according to Comstock.
“We are also working on expanding our large-print collection,” she said. “We will now be adding four new titles every month to our large-print books.”
The audio books are now available and ready for use at the library on 6050 Library Drive in Loomis.