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A Message to Our Patrons Affected by the Camp Fire


To our patrons affected by the Camp Fire,

We are heartbroken by the devastation this event has caused in our communities. Please know that the Library is working hard to find ways to support you in this time of need.

We understand that books and movies can be a great comfort in this time, so library staff are working to make sure your access to the library is impeded as minimally as possible. We have temporarily arranged for holds and other item requests placed by Paradise patrons to be sent to the Chico branch. If that works for you – you’re all set, no need to do anything. If it would be more convenient for you to pick up your library items in another branch, please call any branch of the library and ask to have your home library set to your preferred branch.

We’d also like to reassure you that you will not be held financially responsible for any items lost or damaged in the fire. Library staff are prepared to remove any outstanding items from your account at no cost to you. Please call or visit any library branch whenever you are ready and able, and we will take care of your account for you.

Finally, we are offering free printing and copying for those affected by the fire, courtesy of SmileBPI.

From all of us here at the Library – our hearts are with you and we are here to help.

Melanie Lightbody
County Librarian


Camp Fire Recovery Resources

For official information about Camp Fire recovery resources, including shelter locations, personal care, and re-entry information, please visit Butte County Recovers, a joint effort of Butte County and the Town of Paradise.

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