A look inside the Lincoln County Bookmobile, part of the county library program. The bookmobile travels to Panaca, Dry Valley and Eagle Valley, and libraries are located in Alamo, Caliente and Pioche.
Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

By Collin Anderson

Have you ever needed to send a fax, write an email or use the Internet but haven’t had the capabilities or resources to do so?

Well, in our beautiful county we are blessed with three libraries to help you with that. Each of them are manned by capable and helpful librarians that can assist you in whatever you need. They can, on occasion, even sell books. These women are Sharron Faehling (who also happens to be the director of libraries and works out of Pioche), Cheryl Lewis (working out of the library in Caliente), and Laci Fiatoa (out of Alamo).

New library hours are as follows, and correct what was previously published in the community section of the Record. The Pioche library is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., as well as Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. In Caliente, the library is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., as well as Thursday from 1 to 5:30 p.m.. Finally, we have the Alamo branch, which is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., as well as Monday from 1 to 4 p.m.

While these locations leave out a few smaller communities, the Bookmobile, driven by Pete Gill, makes runs out to Panaca, Dry Valley and Eagle valley whenever the weather and schedules permit.

Faehling mentioned that her board members and herself were trying to get a few children’s programs up and running, and they hope to start those programs soon. She also expressed appreciation for her board members and for all the support she’s been given from Fiatoa, Lewis and Gill, and she hopes that they can continue to grow their programs and help those in the community through the use of job skill training (coming soon), collecting overdue books and by continuing to serve the community to the best of their capabilities.