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Nevada County librarian to leave his post

One inter-library loan from the Nevada County library won’t be returned at the end of the month when County Librarian Steve Fjeldsted leaves for Southern California.

After three and a half years at the Nevada County Library, Fjeldsted has accepted a position as the city librarian in South Pasadena. He said the decision to move on was based on his desire to live closer to his parents. His last day will be July 25.

“I can’t think of a better place to be a librarian,” Fjeldsted said of Nevada County during a recent telephone interview. For a small library in a rural area, Fjeldsted said that the library usage rate was more than twice as high as other areas, with more than 60 percent of county residents owning library cards and using them frequently.



“When I go to library conferences and tell them about some of the events where we’ve had over 200 people attending, they’re just amazed,” Fjeldsted said.

Nevada County’s library system was lauded in May for excellent performance despite dwindling funds and employees.



Fjeldsted credited the library’s more than 200 volunteers for keeping the library running smoothly last year and re-shelving its 650,000 loans.


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