Beaumont Library District's Senior Librarian for Adult Services, Josh Kunkle, passed away on May 1, 2021. Josh had been with BLD full-time since 2017 and also worked part-time at College of the Desert. He had previously served with the Riverside County Public Library System as the Branch Manager at Cathedral City, after having worked at a few other libraries around the state. Josh had a wide impact on the local library communities in the Beaumont and Coachella Valley region and his support for libraries extended beyond the professional. As a longtime resident of La Quinta, he was a loyal member of the Friends of La Quinta Public Library. A GoFundMe has been created to support his loved ones and his final expenses.
NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE BEAUMONT LIBRARY BOARD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a vacancy will soon become available on the Beaumont Library District Board of Trustees due to the pending resignation of current Board Member Steve Perry. The term of the vacant position ends in November 2024.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT appointment will be made in compliance with California Government Code, Section 1780, by the Board of Trustees of said district.
A person appointed to the office of Trustee must be a resident of the District and a registered voter.
If you would be interested in applying for this vacancy, please contact the District Office at (951) 845-1357. Anyone interested in being appointed is required to submit a letter of intent to serve setting forth a brief summary of the person's interest and background, along with a brief resume listing education and work experience.
Letters of intent must be received at the District's office,125 8th St. in Beaumont, by 6 p.m. on May 15, 2021.
DATED: March 29, 2021
As in other places, masks covering nose and mouth will be
required for the public while in the building, except for
children under 3. Those under 14 must be supervised by an adult.
2. Seating will be limited to one person per table (or computer station) to allow for social distancing
In order to comply with recommended restrictions, seating has been returned with one chair to make it easier for visitors to space
themselves six feet apart and to limit time spent in the building.
Exceptions may be allowed for parents with their children
or family members using resources together.
3. Customers will be encouraged to keep their visits brief
For safety sake, only “express” services will be provided with
no lengthy interactions between staff and public allowed. Public
computers are available for 30-minute express use along with
printing, but photocopying is not being offered. Computers will
not be available the last hour the library is open. Individuals may only
come into the Library once a day.
4. No more than 30 customers allowed at any one time
The Library has limited space, so no more than 30 patrons will
be allowed in the building at any one time. All visits should be
as quick as possible and will be limited to 60 minutes or less.
5. Social distance markings will be used in high traffic areas
Like retail locations, we will have floor markings to ensure that
visitors maintain spacing in high traffic areas and we will have
appropriate barriers to distance staff from public as necessary.
6. Curbside pickup has ended but delivery will continue
Curbside pickup of holds is no longer being offered. However,
delivery service is available to district residents unable to visit the
Library. To make arrangements, call 951-845-1357.
7. Some materials may be browsed “at your own risk”
Studies have shown that the virus disappears from all library
materials after at most 1 to 3 days. Customers may choose to
browse items but should leave items touched and not taken to be re-shelved by staff.
8. Items touched or checked out will be disinfected after use
Library staff will continue to sanitize/quarantine all returned
materials, as well as items that may have been handled, but not
checked out, by customers browsing our collections.
9. Customers will be monitored for obvious signs of illness
Employees who are ill will take sick leave. Anyone, whether
staff of public, who is exhibiting obvious ill health, such as
high temperature or persistent coughing and sneezing, will be
asked to leave the facility and not return until in good health.
10. Daily cleaning continues with wipes & sanitizer available
Daily cleaning will continue, and cleanliness of restrooms will
be monitored on a regular basis. In addition, hand soap,
sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available for the public
after the use of library material, equipment, and facilities.
Connect to the world through the Beaumont Library District
The library is a special "library services" district and is independent of both city and county governments. We currently serve over 80,000 residents of the city of Beaumont, unincorporated Cherry Valley, and unincorporated areas of Riverside County, all of which lie within the District boundaries. Visit www.districtsmakethedifference.org for more information on special districts in California.
Learn more about the library and see what your library is worth with this return on investment calculator. For example, in 2014-15 the library circulated approximately 64,297 children's books, 30,249 adult books, and 49,629 videos. Add to that 20,167 reference questions answered, 10,144 computer sessions, and 23,765 program attendees, and you get an estimated value of $2,235,050.00. That's a pretty good return on your investment.
"Over a century of service to the community"
"A California Services District"