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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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Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency – HHSALike Page

Help spread the news:
* New website for COIVD-19: www.countyofglenn.net/covid19

* New Glenn County Emergency Operations Center Press Release:

Increased Response Operations to COVID-19 in Glenn County
Willows, CA – Glenn County has activated the Emergency Operations Center to further coordinate a unified response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Glenn County and the surrounding communities continues to have NO confirmed cases, however, we have moved from preparedness and readiness to response operations due to community spread in other areas of California including the Sacramento region.
The Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Services and the Glenn County Health Officer met today to coordinate and proclaim both a local emergency and a local health emergency. The proclamations will permit county officials to conduct actions to further protect the health and safety of our community.
The following changes will go in to effect tomorrow morning, March 17th at the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office:
– The office will be closed to the public (doors will be locked).
– If you need to redeem an impounded animal, please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
– CCWs and dog licenses will not be processed during this time.
– No visitation will be permitted at the Glenn County Jail.
If you need to place money on someone’s books, you can do so online. Please go to https://www.countyofglenn.net/dept/sheriff/jail/welcome or call 530-934-6428 for more information.
The Probation Office will be closed to the public starting tomorrow morning, March 17th.
– There will be NO TESTING during this time and officers will conduct any necessary communications via phone.
If you have questions or concerns related to Probation, please call 530-934-6416 for assistance.
The revisions to public services at Sheriff’s Office and Probation will be reviewed and reassessed weekly to determine if it is safe to reinstate services.
We all have a role to play in decreasing the spread of this disease in our community. Social distancing is required to slow the spread of this disease to our community.
Glenn County Public Health, in accordance with the State of California guidance, is recommending:
– Home isolation of all seniors ages 65 years and older and those with chronic conditions.
– Mass gathering events of 50 or more should be rescheduled or cancelled
– People should maintain a distance of 6 feet from others at smaller gatherings and public places
– Bars, wineries, and breweries should close
– Restaurants should reduce occupancy by half to increase social distancing.
– Senior Nutrition Centers have been closed
– Visitation to care facilities for the elderly will be limited to essential activities and end of life for family members
– Public Health recommends school closures by Friday, March 20th. Each school that elects to close will provide a message to parents on their closure plan to include dates, continued education through distance learning, school meals etc. School closures will be reassessed by officials the week of April 13th.
The Glenn County Emergency Operations Center will coordinate essential resources to provide for continued services to vulnerable populations and healthcare facilities.
Residents are asked to practice social distancing and be patient and understanding during this difficult situation. Help us keep our community safe and healthy.
Glenn County now has a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 updates: www.countyofglenn.net/covid19

For additional information contact the Glenn County Public Health at 934-6588, Butte-Glenn 2-1-1, or access us on Facebook: Glenn County Health & Human Services Agency or Glenn County Sheriff’s Office.


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All library programs have been suspended until the end of March to encourage social distancing amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.  The library will remain open however we are encouraging people to follow the recommended social distancing of 6 feet per person while in the library.  We continue to monitor the situation and will post all library programming updates on our website.

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Music and Movement and LEGO Club have been suspended until further notice. As of today, Preschool Storytime and Babies and Books will continue, however we are encouraging people to follow the recommended social distancing of 6 feet per person while in the library or at programs.  We will be sure to update the public if there are any more changes to our children’s programs.

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The Library remains open with our regularly scheduled hours but keeping you safe is our priority so we are monitoring information from the CDC and state and local agencies and authorities and are taking the recommended measures seriously.

Library programs are currently planned to continue as scheduled but we are encouraging people to follow the recommended social distancing of 6 feet per person while in the library or at programs. We may need to temporarily suspend programming and will post here and on Facebook if that becomes necessary.

To ensure a safe library environment we have elevated cleaning and sanitation measures and are taking extra precautions by disinfecting all materials as they are returned to the library.  Educational materials and toys have been removed from the children’s section but will be returned when the risk has passed.

Digital Resources
You can continue to enjoy library services with digital access. The library offers 24/7 free access to ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines here: https://orlandfreelibrary.wordpress.com/library-to-go/

Please remember to take your own precautionary measures:
Stay home if you are sick
Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Cover your cough or sneeze
If you have recently returned from a country, state or region with ongoing COVID-19 infections, monitor your health and follow the instructions of public health officials
Vulnerable individuals, which are defined as 60+ years old or who have health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and weakened immune systems are recommended to limit outings, avoid large gatherings, telecommute if possible, stay home if they are sick and avoid people who are sick.

Please refer to the CDC website for more information.

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