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

LAb 2022


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

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

Directors Report
Kids program
Adult program
Grant review summary
Grant review funding
October Minutes
January Minutes
Monthly Statistics
Yearly comparison
NVCF Statement
 July 20, 2022 Oroville Meeting Room


Directors Report

2021 NVCF Grant Final Reports

2022 NVCF Grants Initial Reports

District Discussion
 April Minutes  

Monthly Statistics 

Yearly comparison

Year-by-year Comparisons (FY2017 to FY 2021)

NVCF Statements

October 19, 2022  Gridley Meeting Room

Zoom option:

Meeting ID: 880 8036 3117
Passcode: 517540


Directors Report


 April Minutes (revised)

July Minutes
 Monthly Statistics 

Yearly comparison

NVCF Statements



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


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