The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.
Library Advisory Board

The mission of the Library Advisory Board is to encourage County Supervisors and community partners to develop sustainable funding in order to preserve and expand library services for all citizens of Butte County.

The vision of the Library Advisory Board is to partner with governments, communities, and businesses to strengthen and sustain our library system and to promote the local library as a unique and invaluable resource. If you are interested in attending board meetings or becoming a Library Advisory Board member, please contact Library Administration at 530.552.5652 opt 4.

Board Members


Name   Title    Area    Term Exp. 
Newell, Patrick   Chair   Chico District 3   01/09/2023
Deese, Michelle   Member   Oroville District 1    01/06/2025 
Brower, Nancy   Member   Oroville District 1   01/06/2025
Bomberg, Margaret   Member   Chico District 2   01/09/2023
Shepherd-Nicoll, Eva   Member   Chico District 2   01/09/2023
Serrano, Ron   Member   Chico District 3   01/09/2023
Brett, Joey   Member   Durham District 4   01/06/2025
Herman, Hilary   Member   Gridley District 4   01/06/2025
Sperske, Amy   Member   Paradise District 5   01/06/2025
Vacant   Member   Paradise District 5   01/06/2025

Members of the Board are appointed to four-year terms by the Butte County Board of Supervisors. Members of the public are encouraged to attend meetings of the Library Advisory Board. Meetings are held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm and rotate among branch libraries.

Apply for a Vacant position by clicking here

To contact the Library Advisory Board, call 530.552.5652 opt 4 or email

Library Surveys and Reports:

Godbe Research 2008 Topline Report | Godbe Research Power Point | Godbe Research Survey Results
EMC Research Executive Summary | EMC Reseach Phone Survey | EMC Research Forward Strategy
Butte County Library Strategic Plan 2020 - 2025 | Butte County Library Survey 2019


All meetings are held from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. on the third Wednesday of every third month, beginning in January (unless stated otherwise).

2022 Meeting schedule here

NVCF Statements
Agenda  Location Agenda Packet Minutes Additional Materials
January 19, 2022
Chico Meeting Room
Director's Report
Kids program
Adult program
AB 361 Resolution
NVCF 2022 Application (draft)
NVCF Mid-Grant Updates
Minutes Monthly Statistics
2021-12 Yearly Comparison
April 20, 2022 Paradise Meeting room
Zoom Option

Meeting ID: 828 0400 3002
Passcode: 518805

Directors Report
Kids program
Adult program
Grant review summary
Grant review funding
October Minutes
January Minutes
Monthly Statistics
Yearly comparison
NVCF Statement



*Looking for information about past meetings? Visit the LAB Meeting Archives.


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The State of California strongly recommends all individuals to continue to wear masks in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. We will continue to require masks for our indoor children’s programs. Masks are available inside the libraries.

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