Library participating in power monitoring program

CNJ staff reports The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of five New Mexico libraries taking part in a power meter loan program, according to a release from Xcel Energy. The company’s Power Check program gives libraries portable power meters, which patrons can check out and use to determine energy consumption and cost of using individual […]

Clovis-Carver library participating in national survey

CNJ staff The Clovis-Carver Public Library will participate in a national Web survey to find out how computers in public libraries help people, according to a library news release. The information gathered through next week will be used to improve the free computing services that libraries offer. The survey can be accessed through the library’s […]

First Person: Librarian has a life-long passion for books

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marilyn Belcher prefers reading to watching television. Marilyn Belcher, Clovis-Carver Public Library director, has been working in libraries since high school. She grew up helping her mother run the Elida Public Library. Then, in high school and college, she worked at both those libraries. Working in libraries is the only […]

Library card system quite practical

I have worked in three different libraries in the last eight years, including the Clovis-Carver Public Library, and I’d like to respond to John Ippoliti’s letter in last Sunday’s paper (“Library policies difficult for patron”). One of Ranganathan’s Five Laws of Library Science is “Save the time of the reader.” I believe this principle applies […]

Celebrating libraries

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Heather Christensen, from top, Tawna Luscombe, Natalie Salaz are three of the staff of the Portales Public Library. The library’s director Denise Burnett said the Internet will give you information, but books give you knowledge. The Clovis and Portales libraries and librarians celebrated National Library Week with story times and decorations. But what is behind […]

Book pulled from elementary library shelves

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A suspense novel once on the shelves of three Clovis elementary school libraries has been banned following complaints from a Clovis resident. Librarians with Clovis schools banned “Daughters of Eve” by Lois Duncan from Clovis elementary schools for content they deemed inappropriate for elementary students, according to Clovis Municipal […]

Online library gift to readers the world over

CNJ staff As if the Internet didn’t already have more information than most people can process in a lifetime, Google, the search engine company, is planning to digitize entire books — millions of them — from major university and public libraries. Thus people at their home computers will have access to books previously available only […]

G.O. Bonds approved by voters

By Ryan Lengerich A school bond that will designate $8 million to Eastern New Mexico University was approved by New Mexico voters on Tuesday. Bond B will allocate $94.5 million to colleges statewide and raise property taxes by an average of $15.26 per year on a $150,000 home, according to the state Board of Finance. […]