Help support funding for library programs and the purchase of new books!                      Thursday-Saturday in the Library’s Community Room

winter book sale 2018

Bake Sale by Orland Moms & $2 Bag Sale on Saturday


The Orland Free Library is proud to announce that they have joined the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. This is a free national program that encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their child before they begin kindergarten.
Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just one book a night, you will have read 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think. Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding. Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for both of you.

1000 books before kindergarten
To register for this free program come to the Orland Free Library during one of their regularly scheduled storytimes. Preschool storytime is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. and baby storytime is every Thursday at 11 a.m. When you sign up you will receive your first reading log. Use this reading log to keep track of the books that are read to your child. After every 100 books that you have read (a completed reading log), bring your child’s reading log to the library to celebrate his or her accomplishment. Your child will receive a sticker, a prize, and a new reading log for the next 100 books. Once you and your child reach 1,000 books your child will receive a free book and a certificate of completion! For more information about this program, please contact Rachael Gridley, Youth Services Librarian at 865-1640.

The Library will be closed Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr day

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Jody assists a student with the virtual reality system while Caitlin explains the 3D printer to a teacher

We had a great time sharing some of the library’s new equipment with Glenn County students at the Exploratory Career Day event.  Lots of attendees were very interested in learning about the virtual reality systems, 3D printers, and video drone now available at the library!  An increasing number of professions are using these types of equipment so we are thrilled to be able to offer educational opportunities for our students to explore their use.

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Caitlin setting up the 3D printer for Exploratory Career Day

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The Library Commissioners will be considering a recommendation to increase library open hours to include Saturdays.  What do you think? Let us know if you would like to see the library open on Saturdays.

library commission agenda Jan 9, 2018


The book contains 17 oral histories that were collected in the 1970s but never published. ANCHR Publications Editor Josie Smith, reports that, “These memories range from personal accounts about the Bidwells, family cattle drives, early days in Paradise and Chico, hitching canoe rides on riverboat barges near Ord Bend, Chico’s first aviator, the discovery of Ishi in Oroville, western Colusa County Indian life from Stonyford’s very own Sharky Moore and John Bidwell’s explorations of the country that would become early Colusi County, herding geese on Dr. Hugh Glenn’s ranch, pioneer life in Orland and Newville as told by Llewellyn Gay (which includes a tale about a feud between two Civil War veterans from opposite sides)…

FOL meeting Press Release - 27 Dec 2017