The county has a new librarian for its far-flung eight branches.
El Centro resident Connie Barrington said the combination of herself and the county will be a good meld and will allow both to achieve their goals.
Barrington, 50, said the county would like to expand its materials, including its Spanish-language sections, further its outreach to new patrons and library automation. The county has library branches in Heber, Calipatria, Desert Shores, Holtville, Niland, Ocotillo, Salton City and Westmorland.
Barrington was introduced at the county Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.
She said she is pleased with the new position.
"I strongly believe libraries are the cornerstone of our democracy," she said. "I really look forward to working with the community and to providing library services."