October Update

BOOK SALES

The members-only sale for October takes place on Friday, October 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The regular sale open to the general public continues on Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  With CFOL’s low prices, shoppers won’t be able to resist the many bargains of books, magazines, media, and other items.

Books are also available for sale  in the library’s lobby at fifty cents per item whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

Book sale hours on Fridays and Saturdays are not affected by the recent changes in library hours.

CFOL TO PRESENT AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

Apricot Irving will read from and sign her memoir, The Gospel of Trees, on October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chico Library.   In an “eye-opening memoir” (People) “as beautiful as it is discomfiting” (The New Yorker), the award-winning writer untangles her youth on a missionary compound in Haiti.  Read the book’s numerous 5-star reviews on amazon.com.  Reserve the library’s copy here.

 

 

 

TRIVIA BEE RETURNS

The Butte County Trivia Bee for Literacy returns to the Sierra Nevada Big Room on Friday, October 26.  Teams will compete for bragging rights as Trivia Champions of Butte County as they raise money for literacy programs.    Doors open at 6:00 pm, and competition begins at 7:00 pm.  Tickets, $30 each, are now on sale at Eventbrite.com.  For more information call (530) 538-7198.

MAKER LAB IS NOW OPEN

With funding from Butte County, grants, and your CFOL, the Chico branch library’s Maker Lab is equipped and operative.  Users can learn new skills or exercise existing talents with support from volunteers and students.  Creativity and imagination are welcome!  For more information, visit the Maker Lab and talk to library staff.

CFOL HELPS PURCHASE BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR THE LIBRARY

Butte County has severely reduced the budget for books, magazines, and supplies for the entire county library system.  CFOL has increased their support for books and magazine subscriptions to lessen the impact of budget limitations.  This is possible thanks to your CFOL membership fees, book and cash donations, as well as your purchases at the book sales.

On your next visit to the library, stop by the children’s Room to admire the four new chairs provided by your CFOL.  Our childen’s librarians report that they are colorful, attractive, and comfortable.

New book carts have also been funded by your CFOL.  They are also colorful, functional, and smooth-rolling.  Carts are a library necessity, as a substantial proportion of staff and volunteer time is spent moving books from place to place within the library.

Your CFOL also pays for the annual license fee that makes the Sunday afternoon movies possible.  Join the fun at 2:00 p.m. each Sunday except holiday weekends in the library’s meeting room.

Consider becoming a library or book sale volunteer.  Additional volunteers are always welcome to help with the book sales.  Library volunteers perform many tasks within the library.  See Oliver Allen at the Reference Desk for more information and for an application.  Of course your book donations are always welcome.

BOOKMARKS!

Graphic designer and CFOL Board member Max Infeld has designed new bookmarks available free to all library patrons and book sale attendees.  With gentle reminders to support your CFOL, these attractive and useful bookmarks are available at the Circulation/Reference desk in the library as well as at the book sales.  Share them with your friends and neighbors and help increase awareness of CFOL’s contributions to the Chico branch of the Butte County library.  To join your CFOL, pick up a membership form at the library or online at tiny.cc/joinfriends.  Cash donations can be made online at tiny.cc/donatefriends.

POPULAR LIBRARY PROGRAMS CONTINUE DESPITE REDUCED LIBRARY HOURS

New reduced Chico branch library hours are now in effect.  On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays the library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Friday and Saturday hours are now 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Sunday hours remain 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The library is closed on Mondays.  Despite these shortened hours, story times and other patron-favorite programs continue.  Visit the library for a complete schedule of adult, teen, and children’s programs.  There is never a dull moment at your Chico branch library!

LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

Are you and your friends receiving the Butte County Library newsletter?  Keep up with special events, new books and DVDs, activities and learning experiences offered, and other news delivered to your email inbox.  Ask any library staff member to update your library account so you can receive the monthly newsletter.

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September Update

BOOK SALES

The members-only sale for September takes place on Friday, September 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The regular sale open to the general public continues on Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  With CFOL’s low prices, shoppers won’t be able to resist the many bargains of books, magazines, media, and other items.

Books are also available for sale  in the library’s lobby at fifty cents per item whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

Book sale hours on Fridays and Saturdays are not affected by the recent changes in library hours.

******* NEWS FLASH *******

All items at the book sales on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 will be discounted 50%.

LIBRARY CHARGES WAIVED IN SEPTEMBER

Every September the Butte County Library system offers replacements for lost or damaged library cards with the usual $1.00 charge waived.  This year, from September 2 through 30, any and all fines are also waived.  For detailed information about this benefit, click here.

MAKER LAB IS NOW OPEN

With funding from Butte County, grants, and your CFOL, the Chico branch library’s Maker Lab is equipped and operative.  Users can learn new skills or exercise existing talents with support from volunteers and students.  Creativity and imagination are welcome!  For more information, visit the Maker Lab and talk to library staff.

CFOL HELPS PURCHASE BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR THE LIBRARY

Butte County has severely reduced the budget for books, magazines, and supplies for the entire county library system.  CFOL has increased their support for books and magazine subscriptions to lessen the impact of budget limitations.  This is possible thanks to your CFOL membership fees, book and cash donations, as well as your purchases at the book sales.

On your next visit to the library, stop by the children’s Room to admire the four new chairs provided by your CFOL.  Our childen’s librarians report that they are colorful, attractive, and comfortable.

New book carts have also been funded by your CFOL.  They are also colorful, functional, and smooth-rolling.  Carts are a library necessity, as a substantial proportion of staff and volunteer time is spent moving books from place to place within the library.

Your CFOL also pays for the annual license fee that makes the Sunday afternoon movies possible.  Join the fun at 2:00 p.m. each Sunday except holiday weekends in the library’s meeting room.

Consider becoming a library or book sale volunteer.  Additional volunteers are always welcome to help with the book sales.  Library volunteers perform many tasks within the library.  See Oliver Allen at the Reference Desk for more information and for an application.  Of course your book donations are always welcome.

BOOKMARKS!

Graphic designer and CFOL Board member Max Infeld has designed new bookmarks available free to all library patrons and book sale attendees.  With gentle reminders to support your CFOL, these attractive and useful bookmarks are available at the Circulation/Reference desk in the library as well as at the book sales.  Share them with your friends and neighbors and help increase awareness of CFOL’s contributions to the Chico branch of the Butte County library.  To join your CFOL, pick up a membership form at the library or online at tiny.cc/joinfriends.  Cash donations can be made online at tiny.cc/donatefriends.

POPULAR LIBRARY PROGRAMS CONTINUE DESPITE REDUCED LIBRARY HOURS

New reduced Chico branch library hours are now in effect.  On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays the library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Friday and Saturday hours are now 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Sunday hours remain 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The library is closed on Mondays.  Despite these shortened hours, story times and other patron-favorite programs continue.  Visit the library for a complete schedule of adult, teen, and children’s programs.  There is never a dull moment at your Chico branch library!

LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

Are you and your friends receiving the Butte County Library newsletter?  Keep up with special events, new books and DVDs, activities and learning experiences offered, and other news delivered to your email inbox.  Ask any library staff member to update your library account so you can receive the monthly newsletter.

CFOL TO PRESENT AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR

Apricot Irving will read from and sign her memoir, The Gospel of Trees on October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chico Library.   In an “eye-opening memoir” (People) “as beautiful as it is discomfiting” (The New Yorker), the award-winning writer untangles her youth on a missionary compound in Haiti.  Read the book’s numerous 5-star reviews on amazon.com.  Reserve the library’s copy here.

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August Update

BOOK SALES

The members-only sale for August takes place on Friday, August 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.   The regular sale open to the general public continues on Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  With CFOL’s low prices, shoppers won’t be able to resist the many bargains of books, magazines, media, and other items.

Books are also available for sale  in the library’s lobby at fifty cents per item whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

Book sale hours on Fridays and Saturdays are not affected by the recent changes in library hours.

******* NEWS FLASH *******

All items at the book sale on Saturday, August 18 will be discounted 50%.

BOOKMARKS!

Graphic designer and CFOL Board member Max Infeld has designed new bookmarks available free to all library patrons and book sale attendees.  With gentle reminders to support your CFOL, these attractive and useful bookmarks are available at the Circulation/Reference desk in the library as well as at the book sales.  Share them with your friends and neighbors and help increase awareness of CFOL’s contributions to the Chico branch of the Butte County library.  To join your CFOL, pick up a membership envelope at the library or join online at tiny.cc/joinfriends.  Cash donations can be made online at tiny.cc/donatefriends.

POPULAR LIBRARY PROGRAMS CONTINUE DESPITE REDUCED LIBRARY HOURS

New reduced Chico branch library hours are now in effect.  On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays the library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Friday and Saturday hours are now 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Sunday hours remain 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The library is closed on Mondays.  Despite these shortened hours, story times and other patron-favorite programs continue.  Visit the library for a complete schedule of adult, teen, and children’s programs.  There is never a dull moment at your Chico branch library!

CFOL HELPS PURCHASE BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR THE LIBRARY

Butte County has severely reduced the budget for books, magazines, and supplies for the entire county library system.  CFOL has increased their support for books and magazine subscriptions to lessen the impact of budget limitations.  This is possible thanks to your CFOL membership fees, book and cash donations, as well as your purchases at the book sales.

On your next visit to the library, stop by the children’s Room to admire the four new chairs provided by your CFOL.  Our childen’s librarians report that they are colorful, attractive, and comfortable.

New book carts have also been funded by your CFOL.  They are also colorful, functional, and smooth-rolling.  Carts are a library necessity, as a substantial proportion of staff and volunteer time is spent moving books from place to place within the library.

Your CFOL also pays for the annual license fee that makes the Sunday afternoon movies possible.  Join the fun at 2:00 p.m. each Sunday except holiday weekends in the library’s meeting room.

Consider becoming a library or book sale volunteer.  Additional volunteers are always welcome to help with the book sales.  Library volunteers perform many tasks within the library.  See Oliver Allen at the Reference Desk for more information and for an application.

LIBRARY NEWSLETTER

Are you and your friends receiving the Butte County Library newsletter?  Keep up with special events, new books and DVDs, activities and learning experiences offered, and other news delivered to your email inbox.  Ask any library staff member to update your library account so you can receive the monthly newsletter.

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July Update

FIFTY PERCENT OFF BOOK SALE PRICES JULY 6 AND 7

All items at the CFOL book sales on July 6 and 7 will be discounted 50%.  That includes items for sale at the members-only sale on Friday, July 6 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm as well as at the regular sale open to the general public on Saturday morning, 9:00 am to 11:30 am.  With this deep discount off CFOL’s already low prices, shoppers won’t be able to resist the many bargains of books, magazines, media, and other items.

Books are also available for sale  in the library’s lobby at fifty cents per item whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

Book sale hours will not be affected by the changes detailed below.

NEW LIBRARY HOURS BEGIN JULY 25

Due to a reduction in library funding in the Butte County budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, 5 out of 6 of the library branches in the Butte County Library System will have open hours cut.  The Chico branch will open one hour later and close one hour earlier Tuesdays through Saurdays.  On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays the Chico branch will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.  Fridays and Saturdays the branch will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m.  Sunday’s schedule remains unchanged, opening from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Chico branch library will remain closed on Mondays.  For schedule changes at other Butte County Library branches, consult the Butte County Library website.

Book sale hours will not be affected by these changes.

Cuts to the County’s library budget will also severely curtail funds for ebooks and online databases such as the popular and useful auto repair manuals.  Only $500 county-wide will be provided for materials and books.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS CONTINUE

During June and July an array of activities designed to encourage reading and literacy emphasize the joy of reading for all ages.  Children and teens earn a free book by engaging in reading, games, crafts, and other activities, while adults can participate in reading challenges of various kinds.  The summer theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere, is illustrated by lists of books available in the Butte County Library System related to various countries and regions on the large wall map near the reference desk.   Special guest presentations are scheduled during the summer.  Your CFOL is providing  funding to supplement support from the Butte County Library system.  It’s not too late to visit the Chico branch library to learn more and sign up.  

CFOL SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR THE CHICO BRANCH LIBRARY

Your CFOL purchases books and materials for the library averaging $6000 monthly .  In light of the severely limited County budget for new books, materials, and supplies ($500 monthly for all branches to share), the importance of these purchases cannot be overstated.  This is the financial resource to fulfill patrons’ purchase suggestions as well as meet other library needs.  Book sale profits, benefactor donations, and CFOL membership fees provide these funds.  While books purchased by the CFOL are designated as “belonging” to the Chico branch, they are available to all Butte County Library branches through the inter-branch borrowing system.

On your next visit to the library, stop by the children’s Room to admire the four new chairs provided by your CFOL.  Our childen’s librarians report that they are colorful, attractive, and comfortable.

New book carts have also been funded by your CFOL.  They are also colorful, functional, and smooth-rolling.  Carts are a library necessity, as a substantial proportion of staff and volunteer time is spent moving books from place to place within the library.

Your CFOL pays for the annual license fee that makes the Sunday afternoon movies possible.  Join the fun at 2:00 p.m. each Sunday except holiday weekends in the library’s meeting room.

Help your CFOL support the Chico branch library by becoming a library or CFOL volunteer.  Additional volunteers are always welcome to help with the book sales.  Library volunteers perform many tasks within the library.  See Oliver Allen at the Reference Desk for more information and for an application.

 

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