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Every Wednesday at noon a new preschool storytime craft kit will be available at the library. Books to go along with the craft will be displayed and a list of books and rhymes will also be provided. Available while supplies last.

We are currently unable to place Zip book orders. When ordering resumes, in mid to late July, orders will need to be placed by phone at 530-865-1640 (not email).

We are so excited to welcome our patrons back to the Library on Monday, June 22nd! Our open hours until July 2nd will be Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 11:00-12 will be reserved for our Senior patrons.

In order for the Library to qualify for a safe reopening we need patrons to follow the visiting guidelines. We are also following strict sanitary procedures to keep the Library building and materials safe and clean so that we can keep our staff and the public safe and stay open.

Library materials will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before check-in so don’t be concerned if you notice returned material still checked out in your account after it has been returned.

Welcome Back!

We are excited to announce that we are beginning a phased reopening of the library building. We will continue to offer call ahead pickup service and starting tomorrow, Friday June 12th, patrons can make an appointment to visit the library in person for materials check out, public computer & printer use, copy machine, etc.
We plan to open to the public with limited hours on June 22nd, Monday through Friday 11am to 5pm, with 11am-12 reserved for seniors, and to resume regular Monday through Saturday hours on July 6th.
We will continue to use lots of safety precautions and we highly recommend that visitors wear a mask,respect social distancing, and use the provided hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building.

Summer is almost here, which means it is time for our Summer Reading Challenge to begin.  As our library doors are still closed, this year we will be using Beanstack to track the reading that you do throughout the summer.  Beanstack is a simple way to track your reading using the Beanstack Tracker Mobile App or our Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge site.

When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to our libraries Summer Reading Challenges.  The more reading you log the more badges and tickets you will earn.  Tickets can be used towards raffle prizes.  You can even use Beanstack to choose which prizes you want your tickets to go towards. 

This year’s summer reading challenge will be held from June 8th – August 3rd.  There are Reading Challenges available for adults and children of all ages. If you have any questions about our Summer Reading Challenge please call us at the Orland Free Library at (530) 865-1640 or send an email to orlandlibrarian@yahoo.com.

Click the image above to get started or download the Beanstack Tracker App on any mobile device.

If you are having trouble clicking on the image above our beanstack site is

https://orlandfreelibrary.beanstack.org/

Based on the COVID-19 reopening guidelines provided by Glenn County the library will begin offering the following service on Friday, May 8th:

-Curbside Pickup: Call or email with a list of your requested titles and we will check them out to you and make an appointment for you to pick them up.

We will also continue to offer Zip book orders by phone or email.

Scholastic Home Base is an online environment where children can meet their favorite book characters, write stories, hang out with other readers in a safe, moderated space, and join favorite authors in live events.

scholastic home base

Book Series included in Home Base:

  • Wings of Fire
  • Bad Guys
  • I Survived
  • Goosebumps
  • 39 Clues
  • Bone
  • Dog Man
  • Dactyl Hill Squad
  • Whatever After

Keep kids reading, thinking, and growing!  We’ve added another free resource for Prek through grade 9 under the Ebooks/Online Resources tab.

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In response to COVID-19 and library closures, Califa has partnered with Bibliolabs to launch enki California Digital Library, an ebook library available to every person in California:

  • no library card is required
  • no hold queues
  • if you are physically located in the state of California, you’re in!

This collection uses geolocation to provide immediate access to anyone physically located in the state of California. The library includes over 5,300 simultaneous use ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection, which features over 400 award-winning indie-published ebooks, some of which are right here in California!

Note this resource does not provide access to the entire enki library collection – just titles that are licensed for simultaneous use (no holds) and that fit the selected curations, including:

  • CA Indie Authors
  • Unity in Diversity
  • Books for Early Readers
  • Storytime for Little Listeners
  • Travel the World from your Livingroom
  • Top YA Picks
  • Be Your Own Superhero
  • Stories about People Who Changed the World
  • Sci Fi & Fantasy
  • Let’s Get Cooking
  • LGBT Fiction
  • Inspired by Comic Strips
  • Books for a Healthier You
  • Books for Dummies

Visit https://enki.biblioboard.com to start reading!