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October Update

BOOK SALES

The October “First Friday” book sale for CFOL members only will take place Friday, October 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Join your fellow CFOL members in a leisurely browse of the many books and other materials offered at very economical prices.

Regular book sales open to the general public will resume on Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Books are also available for sale in the library’s lobby whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

SUNDAY MOVIES

On each Sunday afternoon the Chico branch library will show family-friendly movies at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  These are free and open to the public.   Your CFOL has provided the funding for a license for these showings.  Even though the intense heat of summer has transitioned to perfect autumn days, enjoy an entertaining afternoon movie alongside friends, neighbors, and other library patrons on October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 courtesy of CFOL.

AMAZON PURCHASES AID CHICO FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Making a purchase from amazon.com?  Consider designating Chico Friends of the Library as your charitable organization to receive a percentage of the sales amount from Amazon.  For a description of the program and FAQs see  https://smile.amazon.com/about.

Helpful information includes: “On your first visit to AmazonSmile, smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.”

CONSTRUCTION FOR “MAKER SPACE” BEGINS SOON

Your CFOL will make significant contributions to the new “Maker Space” to be built in the center of the library.  Devices such as 3-D printers, a button maker, sewing machines, typewriters, and an Ellison die-cut machine will be available for public use.  There will also be space for tutoring, book discussions, Fandom Club, computer lab and other programs.  Your CFOL will purchase materials as well as storage cabinets and work surfaces, while Butte County will construct the surrounding walls.  Talk to library staff to share your ideas for additional devices and programs.

In the meantime, come to the library for a demonstration of the Chico branch’s new Virtual Reality experience!  Demonstrations will be held on Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

And there is no need to wait for the completion of the Maker Space to receive help with graphic design projects.  Drop in to a new weekly group meeting on Tuesdays, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for help with computer design of logos, posters, flyers, business cards, and more.  Click here for more information.  This group is free and open to the public.

LOOKING AHEAD

The 11th annual Trivia Bee for Literacy will take place on Friday, November 17 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room.  This friendly competition is entertaining as well as educational.  Form your own team of trivia experts, support another team, or join the audience for the benefit of literacy programs.  For more information call 530-538-7198 or contact the reference  desk at the Chico branch library..

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September Update

BOOK SALES

There will be no CFOL book sales on Labor Day weekend, September 1 and 2.  The September “First Friday” book sale for CFOL members only will take place Friday, September 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

Regular book sales open to the general public will resume on Saturday, September 9 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Books are also available for sale in the library’s lobby whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

CHANGE TO CHICO BRANCH LIBRARY HOURS

Beginning Monday, September 4 the Chico branch will be closed on Mondays.   Increasing costs for other Butte County services have caused reductions in the budgets of many County departments, including the library.  Despite the cut in hours, your Chico branch library will continue to provide the services patrons appreciate and depend on.  A new service, help with online Social Security services, takes place every third Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library.

SUNDAY MOVIES

On each Sunday afternoon the Chico branch library will show family-friendly movies at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  These are free and open to the public.   Your CFOL has provided the funding for a license for these showings.  Escape the summer heat with an entertaining afternoon movie alongside friends, neighbors, and other library patrons on September  3, 10, 17, and 24 courtesy of CFOL.

These “dog days” of summer are a reminder that your Chico branch library is the perfect place to cool off with a good book, magazine, computer time or other activity.  See the Circulation or Reference desk for calendars of adults’ and young people’s activities.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR CHICO LIBRARY

Many thanks to Bacio Catering for their generous support of your CFOL and the Chico branch library.  CFOL was the beneficiary of their”pop-up” dinner on July 27 where $6000 was raised and donated to CFOL.  An additional $900 was gleaned from book sales held at the event.

CULTURAL EXPOSITION COMING TO CHICO BRANCH

Celebracion de las Americas, billed as a cultural exposition of Latin American countries, comes to the Chico branch library on Saturday, September 16 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Drama, poetry, children’s activities, games, ethnic food, and live music from 16 countries are free and open to the public in this CFOL-sponsored event.

CONSTRUCTION FOR “MAKER SPACE” BEGINS SOON

Your CFOL will make significant contributions to the new “Maker Space” to be built in the center of the library.  Devices such as 3-D printers, a button maker, sewing machines, typewriters, and an Ellison die-cut machine will be available for public use.  There will also be space for tutoring, book discussions, Fandom Club, computer lab and other programs.  Your CFOL will purchase materials as well as storage cabinets and work surfaces, while Butte County will construct the surrounding walls.  Talk to library staff to share your ideas for additional devices and programs.

In the meantime, come to the library for a demonstration of the Chico branch’s new Virtual Reality experience!  Demonstrations will be held September 5, 21, 22, and 26 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your CFOL pledges to advocate for restoration of the Monday hours in the future.

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August Update

BOOK SALES

All items at the book sales on August 4 and 5 will be half price!!

The members-only First Friday book sale will take place on Friday, August 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Join the Chico Friends of the Library and enjoy the calmer, less crowded atmosphere to browse the many books, media, and other materials  for sale.

Regular book sales open to the general public take place every Saturday, except holiday weekends, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Books are also available for sale in the library’s lobby whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

NEW CHICO BAGS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Declare your support for your CFOL with purchase of an ever-popular Chico Bag displaying the words “Chico Friends of the Library.”  Available in red or blue for $6, these useful and practical carriers easily hold your reading selections from the library or the book sales, as well as groceries and other shopping purchases.  They make thoughtful and commemorative gifts for friends and visitors to Chico.  See the Circulation or Reference desks at the library to obtain yours.

FALL BRINGS CHANGES IN CHICO BRANCH LIBRARY HOURS

Beginning in September, after Labor Day, the Chico branch will be closed on Mondays.   Increasing costs for other Butte County services have caused reductions in the budgets of many County departments, including the library.  Despite the cut in hours, your Chico branch library will continue to provide the services patrons appreciate and depend on.  A new service, help and information for Social Security applicants and recipients, will soon be added.  Your CFOL pledges to advocate for restoration of the Monday hours in the future.

CONSTRUCTION FOR “MAKER SPACE” BEGINS SOON

Your CFOL will make significant contributions to the new “Maker Space” to be built in the center of the library.  Devices such as 3-D printers, a button maker, sewing machines, typewriters, and an Ellison die-cut machine will be available for public use.  There will also be space for tutoring, book discussions, Fandom Club, computer lab and other programs.  Your CFOL will purchase materials as well as storage cabinets and work surfaces, while Butte County will construct the surrounding walls.  Talk to library staff to share your ideas for additional devices and programs.

In the meantime, ask library staff for a demonstration of the Chico branch’s new Virtual Reality experience!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS END

Summer reading programs for children, youth, and adults concluded with the announcement of contest winners on Saturday, July 29.  Your CFOL contributed materials and prizes to participants in “Reading by Design,” this year’s program theme.   CFOL also helped buy snacks and art supplies for the teen Fandom craft and chat club that meets weekly.  A special magic show at toddler storytime on June 22 and a musical performance on June 29 were sponsored by CFOL.  July events included Uncle Joe’s Bees presentation, Native Basket Design workshop, a folk music performance by Adam Miller, and a discussion and movie focusing on Tarzan.

SUNDAY MOVIES

On each Sunday afternoon throughout August the Chico branch library will show family-friendly movies at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  These are free and open to the public.   Your CFOL has provided the funding for a license for these showings.  Escape the summer heat with an entertaining afternoon movie alongside friends, neighbors, and other library patrons on August 6, 13, 20, and 27 courtesy of CFOL.

These “dog days” of summer are a reminder that your Chico branch library is the perfect place to cool off with a good book, magazine, computer time or other activity.  See the Circulation or Reference desk for calendars of adults’ and young people’s activities.

 

 

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July Update

HOLIDAY CLOSURE

All Butte County library branches will be closed on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

BOOK SALES

All items at the book sales on July 7 and 8 will be half price!!

The members-only First Friday book sale will take place on Friday, July 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Join the Chico Friends of the Library and enjoy the calmer, less crowded atmosphere to browse the many books, media, and other materials  for sale.

Regular book sales open to the general public take place every Saturday, except holiday weekends, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Books are also available for sale in the library’s lobby whenever the library is open.  There are no better bargains for book lovers.

NEW CHICO BAGS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Declare your support for your CFOL with purchase of an ever-popular Chico Bag displaying the words “Chico Friends of the Library.”  Available in red or blue for $6, these useful and practical carriers easily hold your reading selections from the library or the book sales, as well as groceries and other shopping purchases.  They make thoughtful and commemorative gifts for friends and visitors to Chico.  See the Circulation or Reference desks at the library to obtain yours.

FALL BRINGS CHANGES IN CHICO BRANCH LIBRARY HOURS

Beginning in September, after Labor Day, the Chico branch will be closed on Mondays.   Increasing costs for other Butte County services have caused reductions in the budgets of many County departments, including the library.  Despite the cut in hours, your Chico branch library will continue to provide the services patrons appreciate and depend on.  A new service, help and information for Social Security applicants and recipients, will soon be added.  Your CFOL pledges to advocate for restoration of the Monday hours in the future.

CONSTRUCTION FOR “MAKER SPACE” BEGINS SOON

Your CFOL will make significant contributions to the new “Maker Space” to be built in the center of the library.  Devices such as 3-D printers, a button maker, sewing machines, typewriters, and an Ellison die-cut machine will be available for public use.  There will also be space for tutoring, book discussions, Fandom Club, computer lab and other programs.  Your CFOL will purchase materials as well as storage cabinets and work surfaces, while Butte County will construct the surrounding walls.  Talk to library staff to share your ideas for additional devices and programs.

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

Summer reading programs for children, youth, and adults take place throughout June and July.  Your CFOL contributes materials and prizes to participants in “Reading by Design,” this year’s program theme.   CFOL also helps buy snacks and art supplies for the teen Fandom craft and chat club that meets weekly.  A special magic show at toddler storytime on June 22 and a musical performance on June 29 were sponsored by CFOL.  July events include Uncle Joe’s Bees presentation, Native Basket Design workshop, a folk music performance by Adam Miller, and a discussion and movie focusing on Tarzan.  Summer reading programs end with the announcement of contest winners on Saturday, July 29.  Visit your Chico branch library for details.

SUNDAY MOVIES

On each Sunday afternoon throughout July the Chico branch library will show family-friendly movies at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  These are free and open to the public.   Your CFOL has provided the funding for a license for these showings.  Escape the summer heat with an entertaining afternoon movie alongside friends, neighbors, and other library patrons on July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 courtesy of CFOL.

 

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