“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”
― Jeannette Walls
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We would like to extend a BIG thank you to the Friends of the Orland Free Library for supporting the Summer Reading Program by sponsoring this event.  For ten years they have funded the Conservation Ambassadors Wild Things live animal show so children and families in our community can have a fun and educational experience!

Thank you to Rebecca Malin for photos!


Beginning July 7th, 2018 the Library will be open on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The City Council has responded to your requests and approved Saturday hours in the library budget for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 that will allow the library to expand free access to books and materials, public computers and wifi, programs and events, and much more!

Continuing the Saturday hours past that date may be contingent on two things: usage and increased funding from the Glenn County Board of Supervisors.  So if you’d like the library to continue offering the Saturday hours make sure to visit the library and check out items on Saturdays and contact your local supervisor (not sure who that is? find out here) and ask for increased funding for the library.


PBS is asking people to participate in The Great American Read. There’s no more perfect time to get back into reading than now. With the weather heating up, staying inside with a good book is a great antidote. What PBS has done is compiled a list (by national survey) of the best loved 100 novels. They ask you to go to their website https://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/ and vote for YOUR favorite. You can vote once a day!  The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) cover

In lieu of Preschool Storytime, we will have the Wild Things Animal Show Wednesday!wildthings2018



Other activities this week include: Passport Club, Tuesday at 2:00 and a Rock Painting Party Thursday at 1:00! Hope to see you this week at the Orland Free Library!

There is probably nothing as difficult as starting a conversation about someone’s mental health. Our country is facing a challenge of epidemic proportions. It is past time to begin a dialogue with loved ones about self care. The Orland Free Library provides many books and DVDs that could prove very helpful. Many of these are located in the 616 and 618 section of the Library. There are also materials in other areas that could be helpful. With the recent suicides of high-profile individuals, it has never been more relevant. Our own community has had tragic consequences. Don’t be afraid to ask some questions. You might be able to save a life.


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Summer Reading Program has begun and this week we have a lot of fun activities lined up!

Tuesday @ 2 p.m.  – Passport Club: grab your passport and let’s begin our adventures. Every week we will learn about somewhere new while collecting stickers for our passport! This week we will craft a suitcase for our weekly adventures around the globe and read stories about travel.  Fun for ages 5-10!

Wednesday @ 11 a.m. – Preschool Storytime will take us to the jungle! Ages 2-6

Thursday @ 1 p.m. – Park Ranger Lora Haller from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be here to tell us about the wildlife around us. Kids of all ages welcome!

And coming up next week, is the WILD THINGS animal show! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to watch this fun filled animal show!wildthings2018