The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.



  • The Oroville Library will be presenting a new program, the Family Art Connections Project - a free art class for the entire family! Art materials and a take home project will be provided. September 12, October 17, and November 14, 3pm-5pm. For more information, or to sign up, please ask at the library or call 530-538-7641. The project is limited to 20 families.
  • Need help with your e-Reader or tablet? Visit the Chico Library’s weekly Tech User Group (Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm), drop in for e-Reader Rescue at the Oroville Library (Thursdays 1-2 pm) or visit the Paradise Library for e-Reader Rescue (1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 11-noon). Learn how to set up your e-reader, smartphone, or tablet device to download free library e-books, e-magazines and audiobooks. Please bring your own device and plan to learn something new every time!

Spotlighted Resources

  • California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.
  • is now available in the library in Chico, Oroville, Paradise, and Durham! With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). Mobile device users can access the resource when connected to the library wifi via the iTunes or Google Play app. From Age of Learning, Inc. 

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