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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.

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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.

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Book Series included in Home Base:

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

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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!

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The Library building may be closed but you can still enjoy your library at home- we have services and resources available to help you stay informed and entertained!

Library to Go/Overdrive: Hundreds of new audiobook and ebook titles (all genres, and for all ages) are currently being added to this collection.  Be sure to sign in to your account to see all of the items that are available- and signing in will allow you to see the Orland Library’s Advantage collection that has been purchased specifically to add books that Orland patrons have requested and to reduce wait times on books that Orland patrons have on hold.

Zip Books: Call the library or send us an email (orlandfreelibrary@yahoo.com) to request a zip book to be sent directly to your home address.

Online Resources:  Check out the Online Resources tab at the top of the Library’s home page to find lots of learning and educational resources.

Reminder: Library materials are not due back until the library reopens so there is no need to renew and no fines will be charged.

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Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed Audible will be offering free access to kids everywhere.  Stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.Explore the collection, select a title and start listening


ABDO Digital Bookshelf

Free distance learning resources through June 2020. PreK through Grade 12 learning resources.

ABDO FreeResources

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Streamlined home access to ProQuest, TeachingBooks and Britannica information and learning tools

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Press Release from the California State Library

Sacramento, Calif. – California public school students now have easier home access to online educational resources during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Teachers, families and students can quickly access content from ProQuest, TeachingBooks and Britannica using this specialized website.
“These educational resources are already available to students and educators through their schools and districts but this health emergency has disrupted the way Californians live – and learn,” said California State Librarian Greg Lucas. “ProQuest, TeachingBooks and Britannica have generously made access easier during the next few months to help families now reliant on at-home learning.”
Information from these three online sources has been available to public school students since the beginning of the 2018 school year. Britannica, TeachingBooks and ProQuest were accessed 7.4 million times, with over 33 million views and downloads in the 2018-2019 school year. These numbers will grow significantly during COVID-19-related school closures.
The California K-12 Online Content project, a joint partnership provided by the California State Libraryand the Riverside County Office of Education, spends $3 million annually to provide public school students and educators with access to educational resources. If every district and charter school were to pay for their own individual contracts it would cost at least $13 million.
Other providers of online tools and information are also opening up their digital doors on a temporary basis. A list is provided on the K-12 Quick Access page from the State Library, and interested families and educators can sign up for the K-12 eNewsletter from the State Library for updates and online trainings. A 30-minute overview of these resources will be provided via Zoom on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Contact (Media): Alex Vassar
(916) 904-2739
Contact (K-12 Online Content): Mary Beth Barber
Special Projects and Assistant to the State Librarian
(916) 429-5105

About the State Library: Founded in 1850, the California State Library has an extensive collection of
documents from and about the state’s rich history, ranging from books, maps, miners’ diaries,
newspapers, and periodicals to photographs, paintings and posters. The State Library also holds federal
and state publications, is home to the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library and the Braille and Talking
Book Library, and serves as the lead state agency for library-related services throughout

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In order to support librarians and educators Gale Cengage is offering Online open access to resources for teaching and learning with Gale databases:  https://www.gale.com/covid19access

  • Interdisciplinary, curriculum aligned resources to support online learning from pre-K through undergraduate
  • Live and on-demand training materials to help you optimize your existing resources
  • Professional development eBooks to help transition to and strengthen virtual learning
  • Authoritative Gale resources on health-related topics and global issues

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In response to COVID-19 and library closures, Califa is providing open access to enki library to any California library card holder.  Patrons can access enki ebooks at


Patrons can read enki titles online or download and open in Adobe Digital Editions on desktop, laptop or Android / iOS tablet or phone.


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In response to recommendations made by the California Department of Public Health and as a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), in-person services will be temporarily suspended and the library building closed to the public. All due dates for material have been postponed- no items are due back until the library reopens and no overdue fees are charged. We will make changes as necessary and as new information becomes available.

We are still available by email and phone to assist you with the following services:

-Public Computers: Public computers, printing, and the copy machine are available by appointment only.  Call us to make an appointment.
-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.
-Zip books: Request books or audiobooks that are not currently in our collection and they will be ordered from Amazon by the library and shipped directly to your home.  When you are finished with the item return it to the library to be added to the collection for the entire community to enjoy!
E-book & Audio collection: contact us if you need help setting up your account to download from the library’s collection of online ebooks and audio here: https://northnet.overdrive.com/  and magazines available here: https://www.rbdigital.com/northnetca/service/magazines     The card number required to login is the barcode number on the back of your library card. If the number doesn’t work please contact us by email and we will update your account.

-Reference/Information requests     

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