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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 3A I ! Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Remember when libraries were open on Saturdays? Well, thanks to the Quincy Friends of the Plumas County Library, the library in Quincy will be open on Saturdays beginning Nov. 7. The Friends group will pay the salary and benefits for a temporary employee, as well as additional costs for heating, cooling and lighting. The commitment is for a 52-week period ending Nov. 19, 2016. It's estimated that it will cost approximately $3,500 for the yearlong effort. The Friends' main source of income is quarterly book sales, which have enabled the Friends to make major purchases -- investing $35,000 since 2010 -- on items such as new computers, window treatments, books, leasing programs, seating, the children's summer reading program and supplies for the garden area. Now the Friends will pay to keep the doors open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a year. "During this time we will collect data, which will include the number of patrons that enter the library, as well as what services they use -- computers, book borrowing, use of the children's library, etc., said Diann Jewett, who is the group's secretary-treasurer. Jewett addressed the Plumas County Supervisors on Oct. 13. "It is our intent to present you with this statistical data in order for you to make a more informed decision during your budget cycle." Jewett reminded the supervisors that the Quincy library had been reduced by 45 staff hours per week, and the branches also had their hours cut. "While we realize that it is a diffmult job to balance the budget, we hope that with Quincy Friends of the Library board members stand at the entrance to the library, which will offer Saturday O'Neil, Karen Jaggard, Diann Jewett, Stephanie Leaf, Ruth Jackson, Linda Wallace, Lynn Sheehy, pictured. Photo by Debra Moore "While we realize that it is a difficult job to balance the budget, we hope that with hard data reflecting the public need for library services you will consider reinstating hours to better serve the communities." Quincy Diann Jewett Secretary-Treasurer Friends of the Plumas County Library hard data reflecting the public Supervisor Lori Simpson. Saturdays that fall near need for library services you "You've really raised a lot of holidays: Nov. 28, Dec. 26, Jan. will consider reinstating money." 2, 2016, July 2, 2016 and Sept. hours to better serve the Simpson, who is a former 3, 2016. communities," Jewett said. library employee, said she Several members of the was glad that data would be Book sale Friends group attended the collected for the board's use. The first Saturday that the meeting to show their The board unanimously library will be open coincides support, voted to allow the Friends to with the Friends' quarterly "I think you are one of the pay for the Saturday hours for book sale, which is scheduled most dynamic Friends of the a 52-week period. Exceptions for Thursday through Library I've seen," said to the new schedule include Saturday, Nov. 5 through 7. The California Department holders, as well as youths recognize one grand prizewinners will also be selected of Fish and Wildlife and under 18 who have earned a winner with a lifetime and prizes awarded. California Wildlife Officers hunter education certificate. California hunting license, Entries can be submitted Foundation are again Entrants should submit anvalued at more than $600.via email to Lt. John Nores co-sponsoring the annual essay of 500 words or less, The grand prize will be at "Passing on the Tradition" focusing on how their awarded during a special john.nores@wildlife.ca.gov essay contest for young mentor or instructor has ceremony at the and must be received on or hunters, influenced their views onInternational Sportsmen'sbefore Friday, Dec. 18, at This year's contest invites conservation, Exposition show in 5 p.m. entrants to share their sportsmanship, ethics Sacramento on Saturday, Applicants must provide thoughts about their mentors and/or the challenge of being Jan. 23, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. their date of birth and a as they learn to master the a model hunter in modern The contest winner must contact telephone number. tradition of hunting, times, be present with a parent or For additional The contest is open to all The California Wildlife guardian, information, contact Lt. 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