Nevada County librarian to leave his post |

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.

Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User