The Friends of the Orland Free Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale April 16-19 at the Glenn County Fairgrounds. You will find thousands of books in the Arts & Crafts Building!
When: April 16-19, 2014
Wednesday through Friday hours 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to noon
Where: 221 East Yolo St. Orland, CA 95963

Special Bag Sale Saturday!

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The Orland Free Library has been selected by the California State Library to participate in a project called “Zip Books”. This project explores an alternative to traditional InterLibrary Loan (ILL). Using a “buy vs. borrow” procurement model, the Zip Books project is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the California State Library.

How does Zip Books work?

If you request a book or audiobook that the Orland Library does not own, the Library will try to purchase the item and have it shipped directly to you rather than borrow the item from another library. When you are finished with your item, you simply return it to the library.

What is eligible for Zip Books?

Books (regular or large print) or audiobooks that cost up to $35 that the Orland Library does not own are eligible for Zip Books. Videos or DVDs are NOT eligible.

Who can use Zip Books?

Registered borrowers in good standing are eligible.

How do I use Zip Books?

Ask for a Zip Books request form. Library staff will help you complete the form. You will be given a simple Zip Books survey form, along with a bookmark. Library staff will try to purchase the requested item through Amazon and have the item shipped directly to you using Amazon Prime free 2-day shipping. Library staff will notify you if we are unable to fill your request through Zip Books.

When you are finished with your item, simply return it to the library, along with the completed survey and bookmark. This provides required grant feedback and identifies the item as a Zip Book. Although you will not be given a due date for the item, we ask that you follow the regular library checkout period and return it 3 weeks from receiving.

May I request more than one item through Zip Books?

You may request another item when you return the one that was shipped to you.

What happens to the book/audiobook after it is returned?

The Librarian will review the item and decide whether or not to add the item to the Library’s collection.

What if I have more questions?
Please call the library at 530-865-1640 for more information.

Help us say goodbye to Miss Nancy at her last storytime for the Orland Library on Wed. April 2nd at 11am. Storytime ends around noon and we will have refreshments available then. We are sad to see her go, but are wishing her all the best in her retirement!!

frog readingJoin Miss Nancy and her friends from First 5 for our first ever LIBRARY PLAYTIME on Thursday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 12. It’s a Mommy (or Daddy) and Me activity for children 0 to 3 years old.

Library Playtime is an extended version of Babies and Toddlers Storytime. We’ll have storytime, a music activity, lots of free playtime, and the opportunity to talk with other parents and our special guest, Kelsey Adkins, B.A./M. Psychology and MFT Intern in Parent and Child Relationships.

This activity is made possible by an Early Learning with Families grant from the California State Library. We have some fun new play equipment and educational toys, so bring your little one and enjoy Library Playtime!

The Orland Library Puppet Players present:

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What is inside the mysterious egg?  Fox wants to know, and so does Pig, and so will you!

Come and find out at the Third Thursday activity on Thursday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. This activity is for kids of all ages.


Library Open House

Join us for refreshments, from 3-6pm, on February 14th to check out the renovations made to the library. The library has been updated with new carpet, paint, and furniture.
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We have reopened (although we are still in the process of putting all of the books back on the shelves)!  Be sure to stop by and check out all of the improvements we have made to the library.  We will also hold an open house event hosted by the Friends of the Library on February 14th, 3-6pm, with free refreshments to celebrate our reopening.  We invite everyone to stop by and help us celebrate!

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All of the books are off the shelves

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Removing the old carpet

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New floors and paint!



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