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Join us for a fun and interesting evening of discussion on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.  We will explore “pushing the limits of connection with “Thunderstruck” by Erik Larson while enjoying refreshments and a videotaped interview with the author.  Discussion will focus on the ways that people connect across time and across space.  We have an inherent need to reach out to others, to feel that we’ve been heard and seen, and to feel a connection with people and the larger world around us. Whether through art, technology or the restoration of land for future generations, we each find ways to “push the limits of connection”.

You can pick up a free copy of the book at the Orland Free Library or join us for the discussion even if you haven’t read the book yet!


Thank you to all of the attendees at our February program for the interesting discussion!

Rural Gateways, Pushing the Limits of Science

Informal, open discussions centered on how humans interact with science in our everyday lives, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Come to share ideas, food and community!

Pushing the Limits is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The program is the work of a team of library professionals, scientists, and filmmakers from organizations including Dartmouth College, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, the Califa Library Group, Public Library Association, Dawson Media Group, Institute for Learning Innovations, Goodman Research Group, and Oregon State University.



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Browsing books at the Friends of the Orland Free Library book sale.

The Friends of the Orland Free Library fundraising book sale is being held in the Orland Free Library Community Room Wednesday through Friday, January 18-20, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m.

The Friends of the Library fundraisers pay for many essential library programs and services, including the preservation of newspapers and local history, children’s programs, and magazines.  You can support your Library by purchasing items at the sales or volunteering with the Friends.


Friends of the Orland Free Library paperback book sale, Winter 2017.

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E-books, audio, & magazines are available online from the Orland Free Library.

Even when the Library is closed for a holiday you can access books, magazines, and audio-books.  A huge collection of digital content is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week right here:


Patrons with a library card can access and read or listen to materials from laptops, tablets, phones, etc.  Enjoy browsing the collection and reading or listening at home or anywhere with an internet connection!

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City Librarian, Jody Halsey Meza, and the Donor Recognition Tree at the Orland Free Library

Looking for a unique and creative gift? The Library has a donor recognition tree with copper, silver, and gold level leaves that can be engraved with any name or message that you choose. They are a permanent and beautiful way to honor the special people in your life and at the same time make a contribution to library services that support the community. (And thank you to all of the generous donors who have already purchased leaves!)
Print the form below or call the library, 865-1640, and ask for Jody and I will be happy to mail you a copy.

FOL Donor Tree 2

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City Librarian, Jody Halsey Meza in the Orland Free Library community room

Did you know that the Orland Free Library has a meeting room that is available for free use by the public?

Thanks to the Friends of the Orland Free Library fundraisers and City of Orland library impact fees a library addition was built several years ago that included a great space that is used for all kinds of interesting and educational activities for kids and adults.


Puppet Show in the Orland Free Library community room

Classes and tutoring, author talks, children’s programs and puppet shows have all been offered in the community room. Local groups and clubs are also welcome to utilize the room.


Glenn County Farm Bureau program teaching kids about dairy production on the Orland Free Library community room patio

Two glass double doors lead from the room to a patio area so the outdoors park space can also be enjoyed while using the room.

Please see the policy for room use if you are interested in reserving the space.


Orland Free Library Meeting Room Policy

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Don’t forget the Halloween Parade starts right next door to the Library (in case of rain go directly to the fairgrounds for the festivities) at 6:00 p.m.  Stop in to trick-or-treat at the Library before the parade starts- we have lots of fun treats including candy, bookmarks, and pencils!


We’re not offering apples I’m just practicing for my Snow White/Evil Queen costume 😉         I need to work on the wicked smile


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Orland High School Homecoming Parade 2016

Great parade this year- we always love seeing the floats and students go by Library Park!


Orland High School Homecoming Parade 2016


Orland High School Homecoming Parade 2016

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