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Storytime and Regular Youth Programming

The Butte County Library has many different weekly and monthly activities that you and your kids and teens can enjoy. These are almost everything from our Storytimes to VR to Lego to Chess! Come on in to one of our branches and have fun! Visit our online calendar or visit a branch to see when your local branch has other youth programs that aren't on a regular schedule. If you have questions about a branch's program, feel free to call or visit that branch. 

Storytime and Babies Love Books

Butte County Library offers many different storytimes for children at our branches.  We invite you and your little ones to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, puppets, and art activities - the more the merrier! 


Chico

  • Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:00 and 11:00am
  • Toddler Storytime: Thursdays at 10:00 and 11:00am
  • Babies Love Books: Wednesdays at 11:00am
  • Japanese Storytime: 1st Saturday at 1:00pm
  • Chinese Storytime: 3rd Saturday at 2:00pm
  • Storytime for All: Thursdays at 3:00pm

Durham

  • Thursdays at 10:00am

Gridley

  • Fridays at 10:00am (except the last Friday of the month)

Oroville

  • Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays at 11:00am
  • Babies Love Books: Thursdays at 10:30am

Regular Programming

 In addition to the weekly storytimes, our branches also offer regular weekly and monthly programming that kids and teens will love. There is almost everything from Movies to 3D printing to Chess. Come and visit us and have some fun!

All programs are drop-in activities for all ages, unless otherwise stated.

Biggs

  • Kid's Activity: Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm

Durham

  • Kid's Crafternoon: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 3:00pm

Gridley

  • Play Day!: Last Friday of the month at 10:00am
  • Wednesday Kid's Activity/Wednesday Kid's Movie: Alternating Wednesdays at 3:00pm

Oroville

  • Saturday Lego Club: Saturdays, 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sensory Shenanigans: 4th Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Movies: 3rd Friday and 3rd Saturday at 1:00pm. Second film starts after the first one ends.

Chico

  • Chess Club: Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Saturdays at 11:00am
  • Maker Lab: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 3:00pm
  • Guild of Games: Fridays at 3:00pm
  • Free Movie: Sundays at 2:00pm
  • Storytail Tutors: 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 2:00pm
  • Homework Help: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 5:00pm (for Grades 1 - 8)
  • Oculus VR Demo: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 (Ages 13+ only)
  • Fandom Club: Wednesdays at 4:00pm
  • 3-D Printing Workshop: Thursdays 3:00 - 6:00pm and Saturdays 3:00 - 5:00pm
  • Got Science?: 2nd and 4th Sundays at 2:00pm

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Library Administration
530.538.7525

Information Line
855.379.4097

Biggs Branch
530.868.5724

Chico Branch
530.891.2726

Durham Branch
530.879.3835

Gridley Branch
530.846.3323

Oroville Branch
530.538.7642

Paradise Branch
530.872.6320

Literacy Services
1.888.538.7198

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