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Carolyn Brooks named new El Dorado Hills Library manager

Photo by Mike Roberts

Fresh off her final interview for the top job at the El Dorado Hills Library, Youth Librarian Carolyn Brooks helps young readers Quentin Hardy, 5, and twins MacKenzie and Gavin Hardy, 6 expand their “read at night” material with some “James and the Giant Peach.”El Dorado Hills mom Trish Hardy, not pictured, said she appreciated Brooks’ hands-on philosophy. Outgoing branch Library […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Essay contest winners celebrated

Sanjay Raavi

El Dorado County Democrats honored the three winners of the annual Fred Winn Democratic Party Essay Contest Saturday, and local Democrats no doubt cam away inspired by the trio of youngsters who wrote their award-winning opinion pieces. First-place winner Sanjay Raavi, a junior at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, won $1,500 for penning […]

No Comment / April 07, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Enjoy dessert at home to help families abroad

Faithful Stewards programs ensure children get a healthy meal at least once a day. Courtesy photo

For more than a decade, El Dorado Hills residents Brandon and Alisha Mecier, along with many caring volunteers, have dedicated their time and resources to making people’s lives better thousands of miles away. “People who are blessed have great opportunities to provide for others,” Brandon said. The non-profit Faithful Stewards has done just that for […]

No Comment / March 20, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Library unveils county history kiosk

Brooks Elementary student Alex Brown, 9, explores El Dorado County's history at the new interactive kiosk at the El Dorado Hills Library. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado County Library System was awarded a sizeable grant from the NorthNet Library System, a cooperative of all libraries in Northern California, to create its own “Touch the Past” interactive digital kiosk. The $12,000 kiosk features a video screen and eight interactive cells that, with a wave of the hand, each relay seven […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Serrano Men’s Book Club gives back to library

El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks holds up the donation made by the Serrano Men's Book Club. Courtesy photo

By Morgan Storm Serrano Country Club Members of the Serrano Men’s Book Club made a $6,150 donation to El Dorado Hills Librarian Carolyn Brooks last week. This was the fifth annual donation by the Serrano Men’s Book Club and was coordinated by book club members Wendell Kuykendall and Phil Benner. The donation is designated to […]

No Comment / November 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Library recognized as early education state leader

If you think the El Dorado Hills Library has awesome children’s programs you aren’t biased. Recognized as a leader in pre-literacy programs for 0 to 5-year-olds in California, the El Dorado County Library system recently received a $90,000 grant to share its best practices statewide. El Dorado County Director of Library Services Jeanne Amos and El […]

No Comment / August 19, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buckeye Foundation helping students go high tech

Oak Meadow fifth-graders complete assignments on their Chromebooks in Ms. Burkland's class. The Buckeye Education Foundation and PTA partnered to bring more technology to the classrooms. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Homework alerts via e-mail, group projects available in the cloud, children engaged in their learning experiences … it’s all happening in Buckeye Union School District’s classrooms. But Jon Yoffie wants more. The president of the Buckeye Education Foundation has technology on his mind and he wants to see it in every classroom. To that end, […]

No Comment / June 17, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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